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Today I needed a solution to a problem, my designer had designed a fantastic category page for a clients eCommerce store, the category page featured rows of 5 products, which on firth thinking I thought I could get away with maybe 4 in a row or perhaps even 6 in a row. Unfortunately 4 meant […]

 

We have two blogs that we actively use for developer related content, this blog “deano.me” which is my personal blog and WebDesires Blog. The problem is that sometimes posts are relevant for both websites and anyone who knows about Google and their duplicate content policy knows how serious it can be to do this incorrectly. […]

 

I consider myself a seasoned PHP Web Developer, with over 10 years working in the field and with all the care and attention I’ve given Web Development over those 10 years it frustrated me recently to come across a problem that a client was having which baffled me, seriously baffled me! My client has a […]

 

A client recently approached me wanting some fixes and improvements to his responsive website, his main problems were with mobile view of the website where things needed cleaning up and streamlining. While in the meeting he mentioned that another site was scrolling really nice in Safari on iPhone, but his site was sluggish and looked […]

 

Recently I was trying to fix a website that needed to run PHP script from within HTML files, the site originally used a htaccess rule to set up html files so they were executed just like php files but this had stopped working. The problem is, there are many different methods for defining file extensions […]

 

As a developer you will constantly need to increase the memory that is allowed for PHP, you will usually find that this is essential when reading and/or writing large files or when working with large data sets. Luckily there is a very easy way yo increase the amount of memory allowed to PHP so that […]

 

So there’s been allot of talk about BPG and the benefits this format has over JPEG and GIF, so I thought I would do a little research on the format and find out if and when it will be replacing our tired JPEG and GIF formats. BPG is a new image compression and storage format […]

 

I’ve seen allot of developers requesting the ability to resize a iFrame so that the content in the iFrame fits in the frame without any scroll bars, but also to adjust the height dynamically so that is always fits the height of the internal content, which is useful for iFrames who’s content changes often or […]

 

In August 2014 I started an article on improving the speed and performance of your OpenCart store by improving your OpenCart database indexing, shockingly it appears OpenCart did not set required indexes that are vital for larger OpenCart stores. MySQL uses indexes to speed up queries, every join or search using an index is cached […]

 

Sometimes you want to display a page of your site in a convenient popup using AJAX, the problem with this is in the popup your obviously not going to want your website header, footer, menu bar and etc and would need to return just the content for the popup. Well with PHP this is easy, […]

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