Like many of you I’ve noticed a lot more of my clients want dynamic websites instead of traditional static pages. This is great because dynamic pages tend to lead to [...]
So, you want to start your own Digg or Reddit? Look no further. With PHP and MySQL, you can create your own Digg site in just five minutes. All you [...]
If you want to build a useful app quickly, you can't go past a mashup. Take data from someone else's service, come up with a useful way to mix it [...]
Edit: This was partly an April Fool's joke, as many PHP scripters would be incredulous at the mere idea of PHP integration with Microsoft products. However, as you might have [...]
When users want to find information on your website, they first look for a search box. Failing that, they head back to Google - potentially finding a competing site and taking their business elsewhere, or simply becoming frustrated with your service. But implementing effective search doesn't have to be hard. In this tutorial, I'll show you how to build a basic site-specific web search in just five lines of code, using the Yahoo! APIs.
Social networking just keeps on growing. It seems every major public business wants a Facebook application, corporations are adding social features to their websites, and organisations are bringing social networking [...]
One of the most popular CMSs is Drupal, partly because it offers all of the aforesaid features, and partly because developers familiar with PHP (the language used by Drupal) can modify the functioning and appearance of almost every aspect of Drupal. The latest series of Drupal, version 6.x, provides improvements and brand-new features in a variety of areas: installation, administration, human language support, theme management, security, performance, and more.
In part 1 of this series, I looked at the web browsers and (Windows) IDEs. Today I’m going to look at a local development server and its PHP configuration, as [...]
There are thousands of CMS available for developers and you are getting a new one (mediocre or pro) almost every month. To name some really big ones you can highlight [...]