jQuery Facebox: making it full width

November 8th, 2010 by VarIncart 
I have written a number of posts about the Facebox jQuery plugin which is a Facebook style lightbox plugin. On my “setting the width” tutorial I was asked in the comments how to make the Facebox the full width of the browser window. It was a bit too much of a complex answer to post in the comments so I’ve added a new article here showing how to do this. // Download Facebox Download...

Meta titles and descriptions and the psychology of search

November 7th, 2010 by VarIncart 
// I run a New Zealand Running Calendar website and it’s made me realise something quite interesting when it comes to SERPs (Search Engine Results Pages): you don’t need to be first to get good clicks – just make sure your meta title says “I am the authority website” to the searcher.

Using an include file for footer links with PHP

November 7th, 2010 by VarIncart 
I was asked an interesting question by email over the weekend and thought I’d share my response here. The question was “I wish to include in the footer links to my other developed websites. I don’t wish to update the footer on each html page every time I create a new webpage. What would be your advice for implementing something like that using html, js and css”. Client-sided...

Download/embed fonts with @font-face

November 7th, 2010 by VarIncart 
I wouldn’t normally bother with anything other than the default web fonts but the design for the new Personalised Plates website (still in development) calls for a stylized font which is similar to that used on the plates themselves for headings, lead-in paragraph text and so on. As a result I’ve been messing around with @font-face this week and present how to do this here, along with...

PHP: get keywords from search engine referer url

November 2nd, 2010 by VarIncart 
This post shows how to use PHP to extract the keywords searched on by a user when they found your website using a seach engine. Bing, Google and Yahoo are covered here and you can easily add your own to the PHP code supplied. PHP functions used The code example here uses the parse_url function to extract the parts from the referer URL and then the parse_str function to extract the parts of the query...

Using PHP as a shell scripting language

October 25th, 2010 by Youzhny 
As most of us already know, PHP is the best language for developing dynamic web pages available today. Not many people are aware that it can be used as a shell scripting language as well. While PHP as a shell script isn’t as robust as Bash or Perl it does have definite advantages, especially if you’re like me and are more proficient in PHP than you are in Perl. The requirements for using...

Automatically & Manually Backup MySQL Database

October 24th, 2010 by Youzhny 
Do you need to change your web host or switch your database server? This is probably the only time when you really think of backing up your MySQL data. If you’ve got a website with a database or your custom database running for your applications, it is imperative that you make regular backups of the database. In this article, I will outline two easy ways of backing up and restoring databases...

PHP Development

September 28th, 2010 by Youzhny 
We offer high quality, cost effective, reliable and effective PHP development services to all size companies around the world. PHP is one of the most popular open source programming languages. With easy integration in different applications like Flash, Ajax, databases like Mysql etc., it has been the first choice across the globe. Whether it’s a CMS based website, dating, community website or...