Tag Archives: HowTo


Find out how PHP can streamline website maintenance and building dramatically, as well as get your feet wet with some dynamic website building.


Here is a brief run-through of all the things you might need to create the next great WordPress theme.


Check out our brief walkthrough to help get you started with Node and the Handlebars precompiler.


Hate losing bandwidth to hotlinkers? Do you become troubled when there are people using your sites’ images, logos, or other picture assets for purposes such as forum avatars, content theft, or laziness? Here is a setup that will prevent hotlinkers from using your images at all!


Here are five great and utterly simple plugins that you can use with WordPress to dramatically improve your SEO for little effort!


Here are some quick tips that will help you keep search engine optimization in your mind when working on your website.


Here is a set of functions that you can use to format, validate, and “clean up” URLs that come from user input, databases, or even variables.


Forget getting a bleeding edge server, or limiting content or effects to cater to a higher level of broadband or high-speed internet users. Here are some quick tips to make any site load faster, with very little effort – straight from a pro!


Take a look at our handy dandy PHP script here and solve your overwhelming CSS file inclusions or file download times by combining them with PHP and compressing them with GZIP! Plus there is an option for browser specific CSS!


We have a very straightforward method to produce a standards compliant border with two unique colors.


Here is a quick and dirty PHP tip that you might be able to use within one of your next projects.


While some of these techniques on their own will make your brain work harder and more efficiently, compiling all of them into one big habit will make you feel, think, and do much more effectively.

These are some of the easiest hacks you could do for your body and mind.


This jQuery plugin gives you very simple way to change your stylesheet theme. Brought to us by immortalwolf.com, this easily configurable addon to the already easy to use jQuery is a cinch.

Even cooler, this plugin is tested for IE6+, Firefox, Safari, Chrome, Opera, and even Android and iPhones!


Here is the full source for an XML-based slideshow featuring a preloader and hotspots for links!


Here is a really sharp ActionScript 3 class that creates a quick way to make a fun promotional or interactive scratch off effect.

Much like the rub off effect used on lottery tickets and sweepstakes, with this class you can add in your image and then have your website visitors interact with the page to reveal the hidden message, image, video, link, or promotion that is underneath.


Ever look at your WordPress page in Firebug and notice that jQuery is sometimes loaded more than oncea second jQuery file that cannot be found inside your header.php file?

We can fix that!


We are going to build a very quick PHP class that will automatically generate the copyright for the footer of your website


If you already knowingly and thoughtfully crop your images, then you may not need to have WordPress automatically create thumbnails or resize the images at all. Plus, every time you upload a new image, there are two or three more created from the resizing!


Ever have a web-based form not submit the data or seemingly break for no reason?


In this tutorial, we will learn how to do content loading with an XML file, a common file format that is used to feed data into Flash applications (among other things), and lay some groundwork for more advanced Flash programming Read more…

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