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Archive for November, 2012

Improve your CSS skills

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012 by Servage
Previously we have recommended a few resources on how to improve your HTML skills. Obviously there is a natural overlap with CSS when working with HTML - but nevertheless, there are plenty of CSS details to consider when working with web design. Possibilities, limitations and hacks are good to know for every web designer. Check out the following resources if you wan't to improve your skills: Learn CSS with w3Schools "A fast, concise tutorial on CSS from the top online educator. W3Schools.com is the number one online education source for beginning Web developers. Their straightforward, focused tutorials are packaged in this attractive two-color book along with an easy-to-use reference section, designed to ...

Build better HTML code

Saturday, November 3rd, 2012 by Servage
The world of technical innovation is never standing still. There is always something new going on somewhere. The makers of the Internet are not asleep, haha - and so we have not settled with the first implementation of HTML. We are currently working with the current definition, HTML5, and there are likely more to come. Staying up to date on development technologies and principles is therefore paramount for any good web designer, who want's to stay competitive and maintain a great website. In the following you can see a few great offline resources which can help you improve your knowledge - while relaxing on a couch, sitting on a train or ...

Autoload classes in PHP

Thursday, November 1st, 2012 by Servage
In PHP you must include all relevant scripts in the script being executed. Normally you have one entry point - e.g. index.php - which in turn loads all required scripts and figures out dependencies. This often results in too much - or in cases of errors, too little being loaded. The problem mainly is a product of you being in charge of manually loading required stuff somehow. For example by figuring out which requests need which classes and the use the PHP include or require functions to fetch it. Wouldn't it be great if this is done for you? Actually PHP has a built-in handler to auto-load classes. This does not ...