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  • 2008 Year in Review

    My first full year has come and gone and I'd like to review a bit about the year. The Year in Numbers 350 Posts 676,378 Visits 1,319,045 Pageviews 2,825 RSS Feed Subscribers 2 Designs New Sites Script & Style - Script and Style, the front-end developer's link sharing website, gained great momentum that carries...

  • Read PDF and Word DOC Files Using PHP

    One of my customers has an insane amount of PDF and Microsoft Word DOC files on their website. It's core to their online services so it's not as though they're garbage files up on the server. My customer wanted their website's search engine (Sphider)...

  • Web Predictions For 2009

    A new year usually brings hope of better things. It also bring expectations and wonder. Here are my (unfounded) web predictions for 2009. 1. A JavaScript Framework Will Fall I believe that a JavaScript framework will fall in 2009. I really wouldn't be shocked...

  • Blog Goals for 2009

    My blog grew substantially during 2008. I gained thousands more RSS subscribers, my MooTools skills took a giant leap, and I even branched out in jQuery a little bit. That said, I feel like the blog just beginning. I've outlined some goals for...

  • Poll:  What is Your Preferred JavaScript Framework?

    As different as the JavaScript frameworks can be, they all do just about the same thing. Still, a developer's choice of JavaScript framework is a very personal decision. When choosing a framework, a developer must consider: component modularity file size community support code efficiency project needs (on a...

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  • Create an Is.Gd URL Using PHP

    Is.Gd is a URL-shortening service much like TinyURL. Using PHP's cURL library, you can create shortened URLs on the fly with ease. The PHP //gets the data from a URL function get_isgd_url($url) { //get content $ch = curl_init(); $timeout = 5; curl_setopt($ch,CURLOPT_URL,'http://is.gd/api.php?longurl='.$url);...

  • Create Tiny URLs with TinyURL, MooTools, and PHP

    Since we've already figured out how to create TinyURL URLs remotely using PHP, we may as well create a small AJAX-enabled tiny URL creator. Using MooTools to do so is almost too easy. The XHTML (Form) <p><strong>URL:</strong> <input type="text" id="url" size="40" /> <input type="button" id="geturl" value="Get...

  • MooTools Event&nbsp;Delegation

    One feature I heard Moo developers hinting at was the future addition of event delegation to the MooTools JavaScript library. MooTools Core Developer, Aaron Newton, wrote a post today about a plugin he's created that does just that. From the article: Event delegation is a common practice...

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  • Create a TinyURL with&nbsp;PHP

    TinyURL is an awesome service. For those who don't know what TinyURL is, TinyURL allows you to take a long URL like "http://davidwalsh.name/jquery-link-nudging" and turn it into "http://tinyurl.com/67c4se". Using the PHP and TinyURL API, you can create these tiny URLs on the fly! The PHP //gets...

  • Startup Schwag: A Web 2.0 Goody&nbsp;Bag

    It's hard being a web enthusiast in the middle of America. The excitement and value of technology isn't nearly as apparent as it is on the east coast, much less the west coast, so imagine how difficult it can be to find any sort of...