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PHP Cookies

We will be looking at using cookies in PHP, not the cookie you enjoy eating, but the cookie as a tool for web development. We will examine what a cookie is, discuss how to create one, learn about how to delete and modify them. In web dev a cookie is a tool used to identify a user. A cookie is a small file that is embedded by the server on [...]


Dynamic alerts using JavaScript

Let’s talk about JavaScript and how it allows you to be able to pickup user input or display small amounts of text to the user by using popup dialog boxes. These dialog boxes appear as separate windows and their content depends on the information provided by the user. you can easily implement dialog boxes by using JavaScript and embedding [...]

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The jQuery Animate Method Explained

One of the most fun parts of working with the web is animating elements on a web page. For animations, not only do we have to understand the effects across different devices, but also the elements that change the visibility, and properties, either at a particular time or in response to an event, for example altering the size of an element [...]


Understanding your browsers plugins

Browser plugins help you view PDF documents, Flash content and can also make audio and video files work better. Have you ever needed to use a certain plugin in your code but you are not sure whether it is installed in your browser? In this tutorial we cover a simple JavaScript snippet that helps you find the plugins installed in your browser [...]


Twitter CLI using “t”

I stumbled across this awesome command line interface that allows you to do some pretty cool stuff with Twitter. To get started you need to install the Ruby GEM. On Mac first check that you have Ruby installed. If you see something like this you’re good to go. However if you see the below you’ll need to head over here and install [...]


Browser Notifications API

The Notifications API lets a web page or app send notifications that are displayed outside the page at a system level. This lets web apps send information to a user even if the application is in the background or idle. It works in a similar way to Growl notifications. Each browser if supporting this feature will have their own design style. [...]


PHP array to CSV Function

Sometimes we need to export and convert data from a database into a CSV format that can be downloaded and manipulated for other purposes. This function will loop through the multi dimensional array and convert the data to CSV format and output the download to the browser forcing the headers to download the file. The Code