Archives for 2007

Your Choice of Web Development Framework Doesn’t Matter

After reading about Matt's Experience with the Zend Framework, I came to the conclusion that one's choice of a Web Development Framework doesn't really matter. There are tons of frameworks out there and there's a good reason for that. People still … [Read more...]

Prepackaged Prototype and – Ready For Download

One thing that I liked about the jQuery website is that they offer a compressed version of the jQuery script on the website ready for immediate download and usage. This is convenient if you don't want to go through the few steps it takes to Minify … [Read more...]

Making Sure Your Javascript Doesn’t Rise When Baking

One of the nice things about CakePHP is that it includes ready to use CSS compression. Granted, compressed CSS can be buggy at times, but for the most part it works just fine. I've always wondered why no one has included something like this for … [Read more...]

Top 5 Basic SEO Tips – You Can Do These Yourself

In the last five (5) years another key phrase hit the Web Design scene and hit it hard. SEO or Search Engine Optimization is that phrase. It deals with optimizing the content and code on a website to cause the page to rank better in different search … [Read more...]

Browsers Have Multiple Personalities, Your Designs Should Too

One thing that has plagued me as a designer for many years is the ability to test my designs in multiple web browsers. Back in the day, computers came with Internet Explorer 5.5 and that's it. Installing a later version would always overwrite the … [Read more...]

Comparing Lightbox Scripts

Now if you're into Web 2.0 and haven't heard of the Lightbox script, then you must be living under a rock. If this is your first time crawling out from under that rock, you can get a quick sample of the Lightbox effect here. Just click on the first … [Read more...]

Using CakePHP for A School Project – Proof of Concept

Before I start let me say that CakePHP is great. I love it to death. Currently, I'm coding a semester long class project for a friend. I'm trying to illustrate just how much faster it is to create a web application using CakePHP than anything else … [Read more...]

Poll Results – What Do You Look for in a PHP Framework?

Poll results for What Do You Look for in a PHP Framework are in: Most of you prefer a framework that is Quick and Easy. Hey, I'm totally with you guys on that. When deciding on a web development framework, it has to be easy. It's no fun if it … [Read more...]