17 Feb 2012

My Favorite Lorem Ipsums

I’ve been under the weather for a few days, but I’m also overdue for a post. Rather than one of my usual tirades, I’m treating you to something light with almost no nerdrage whatsoever. But don’t worry. Once I’m feeling better, I’ll be back to my old ragey self.

31 Dec 2008

Making the Leap to All-CSS Website Layout

If you’ve been designing sites for a while, you probably started off designing using tables for layouts. Using tables for page layout has gone against W3C standards for several years now, but it wasn’t until the last few years that browser-support for CSS had really come far enough to give

15 Dec 2008

Using IP Geolocation and Radius Searching with PHP/MySQL

Delivering content relative to the physical location of your users is an excellent (and fairly easy) way to fine-tune the content you’re delivering to be most relevent to the people visiting your site. Two simple ways of doing this are to use an IP-based geolocation lookup, or to do a

27 Sep 2008

Planning Your Facebook Application

This is part one of a series – the technical how-to of creating the application will be discussed in a separate article. This article is intended to help you plan out your application to best prepare for coding and best leverage the new aspects of Facebook for exposure and social

22 Jul 2008

Generate lists of banned words for forums and other applications

If you develop software for a living, or if you moderate any online forums, you may have found yourself in the situation where you need a list of banned or blocked words. The problem is, what works for one application doesn’t work for another. A forums targeted at adults can