Steps to learning a new programming language

Learning a new programming language can be daunting to say the least. I’ve recently cracked it when it comes to jQuery. I wouldn’t say Im a pro by any stretch of the imagination but I can successfully build applications. It …
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Steps to learning a new programming language

Does your office have a weather system?

I wrote a post a while back when I purchased my iobridge module which you can use to control switched and sensor. After that post I had my module rigged up in my office at home just monitoring the room …
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Does your office have a weather system?

Build a MySpace video widget

In this tutorial we’re going to take an RSS feed from the top videos page on MySpace and make a widget to display the latest videos using jQuery pagination, ajax and a spot of PHP to parse the feed. The …
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Build a MySpace video widget

Using subdomains to speed up your site

The average web page contains over 50 elements each of which has to be downloaded from a web server. The HTTP 1.1 specifications recommend that a web browser or server should only typically make two simultaneous downloads per domain or …
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Using subdomains to speed up your site

jQuery font resizing for accessibility

Following on from yesterdays little article about adding a simple JavaScript print link to a page, today I’m going to cover adding the functionality with jQuery for the user to adjust the text size on a page. It is important …
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jQuery font resizing for accessibility

Creating a JavaScript print link

How many times have you booked that holiday or purchased a new gadget and been presented with a button that says ‘Print your receipt’? Users generally have to be pushed into executing a physical action such as printing a receipt …
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Creating a JavaScript print link

PHP HTTP Authentication

Occasionally you may wish to make certain pages of your site only viewable to a select few. you can do this by using PHPs built in HTTP Authentication. The code needs to go right at the top of your php …
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PHP HTTP Authentication