Serve a Directory with PHP
Many developers have a giggle at PHP, even looking down at the language, but let's be honest: most of our blogs are powered by it (WordPress) and it's a great language to dabble around with. I cut my teeth on PHP, though I prefer to avoid PHP these days.
But when I need to experiment with a simple PHP coding task for the sake of a blog feature, I look for the simplest possible serving solution to accomplish that feat. Luckily PHP provides me a quick solution for testing:
php -S localhost:8888
The command above allows for serving of a directory via PHP, thus allowing for a simple PHP "site" to be served enough to confirm that my code testing works properly.
Serving a directory with PHP, python, or Node.js ... the same problem solved for different languages!
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I'm a huge fan of using subtle effects like link nudging (jQuery, MooTools) to enhance the user experience and increase the perceived dynamism of my websites. Trust me -- a lot of little things are what take websites to the next level.
Before you send your user to an unknown external website, why not provide them a screenshot of the site via a tooltip so they may preview the upcoming page? Here's how you can do just that using MooTools.
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