Archive for the 'Web Development' Category

Javascript Abuse #2,463,981: Centering Content

Another quick rant/post about the wonderful world of abusing javascript. Consider the following code: function moveScreen() { var myWidth = 0, myHeight = 0; if (typeof(window.innerWidth) == ‘number’) { //Non-IE myWidth = window.innerWidth; myHeight = window.innerHeight; } else if (document.documentElement && (document.documentElement.clientWidth || document.documentElement.clientHeight)) { //IE 6+ in ‘standards compliant mode’ myWidth = document.documentElement.clientWidth; myHeight […]

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

Programming Nuances, PHP and JavaScript

Two little snippets, some simple things that seem to be forgotten when writing code. ¬†First, a general example using PHP; have you ever found yourself writing a loop that looks something like this? $i = 0; while ($row = mysql_fetch_assoc($result) { // … // maybe something about $i % 2 to determine even-from-odd rows ++$i; […]

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

POST via cURL under NTLM Auth: Learn From My Pain

If you’ve been working with PHP in a professional capacity on Today’s Internet, you’ve probably run across one or two instances where you’ve had to use cURL. And, if you didn’t use cURL, at least seen where it could be useful. For instance, if allow_url_fopen is turned off. In fact, most of us have reached […]

Saturday, July 25th, 2009

CSS Versus Tables: The War Continues

Unfortunately, there’s a very ugly side to this debate. If you’ve actively been on either side of it, then you might hold the opinion that there is no pretty side to the debate, but in a relative sense, there is. The pretty side is about vertical alignment issues, low resolution displays, and the trauma of floats gone wrong. The ugly side is, without question, the unholiest member of the family that is CSS-supporting (however loosely the term need be applied) browsers: IE 6.

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009