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GUI Planning Made Easy with the Pencil Project


Designing a good GUI is arguably one of the most difficult – and critical – phases of application development. It’s absolutely one of the most overlooked, and part of the reason for that may be the fact that we haven’t had many tools that allow us to quickly and easily throw together a GUI design that can then be put through its paces. Photoshop mock-ups, although easy...

Alternating Row Colors in PHP/mySQL


Using alternating row colors in a PHP database application is a nice way to give the user some visual differentiation between multiple rows of results – and the best part is that it’s so damn easy.  I’m going to assume that you’re using CSS for formatting, but if you are still using HTML to set attributed like background colors in your database results out table (gasp!)...

PHP/mySQL Breadcrumb Trail


This lets you automatically create a breadcrumb trail navigation through PHP and mySQL, that would look something like:

Home >> Parrots >> Red Parrots

This type of dynamic breadcrumb trail is only possible when you are storing the menu items (or categories) in a table, that contains at least a name, a category id number and a parent category id number.

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