23 Jul 2009

Writing Your First Twitter Application with OAuth

If you’re interested in writing a web-based Twitter application but aren’t sure where to start, the Twitter OAuth library from Abraham Wiliams makes authenticating with OAuth and Twitter a breeze.

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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

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11 Dec 2008

Fixing Curly Quotes and Em Dashes in PHP

The curly quotes, or “smart quotes” generated by Microsoft Word and other applications can be a real headache to developers. If you’ve built an administration area for your content publishers, and the publishers frequently compose their posts in Word and then copy+paste into your form to publish to the web,

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05 Dec 2008

Planning a Facebook Application: Part Two

I know I promised you that we’d get into some code in the next part in this series, but the article is coming out much longer than I anticipated, as I expect it to be one of the most thorough articles out there regarding Facebook application design. Part two of

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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

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19 Jun 2006

Creating a Multi-Level Listbox in PHP/mySQL

This lets you create a nested multi-level category menu through PHP and mySQL. Using a recursive function, we can display an unlimited number of nested categories, for a drop down box that might look like this: Fruit — Apples —->Red Delicious —->Granny Smith

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