Monthly Archives: September 2011

8 Useful server variables available in PHP

You guys must have know about server variables in PHP. Server Variables are those variables which are inside the super global array named $_SERVER available in PHP. There are many server variables in PHP and some of them are very useful for fore developing PHP projects. I’m going to post here some of the very useful server variables available in PHP development. Read more »

Setting up a SFTP Server on Windows

I recently had to create an SFTP server on our work development system, and after doing a fair bit of Googling on the topic found a good solution. The solution is a combination of research done at differnt sites. It is this solution that I am sharing in hopes that it will help someone else. Read more »

10 Rare HTML Tags You Really Should Know

Web developers these days are often expected to know and work in multiple languages. As a result, it’s tricky to learn everything a language has to offer and easy to find yourself not utilizing the full potential of some more specialized but very useful tags.

Unfortunately we haven’t been tapping into the full potential of these more obscure HTML tags as of late. But it’s never too late to get back into the game and start writing code that taps into the power of some under-used tags. Read more »

Ban or allow IP Addresses (not using htaccess)

While a .htaccess file can be used to ban or allow, it cannot be selective by function.  This is something you can easily do with a script. Read more »

HTML Character Reference

HTML Character Reference Read more »

Ajax File Uploading with progressbar

Ajax file uploading with progress bar can be particularly useful if your site needs to upload large files…since no one really wants to wait few minutes wondering why the page is taking so long to load, or even they may feel their connection died…
It is not only cool but, pretty useful to a user who is expecting a large upload to complete… Read more »

100+ Resources for Web Developers

There is some amazing stuff out there on the Web–resources, tools, tricks, and tips. Problem is, as a Web developer, you spend so much of your time just keeping up with new technologies – learning, playing – and this doesn’t leave much time to go hunting for the latest and greatest tool, or for a better way of doing things.

So we’ve put together a list of over 100 resources to help make your life as a developer easier; where to find snippets of code, sites that automate processes, cheat sheets, lessons, useful tools and a couple of silly videos to give your brain a break if you make it through to the end. Please enjoy! Read more »

Phototype: image manipulation with Javascript

Lately I had same crazy thoughts on coding a javascript wrapper to manipulate images rendered on the server-side. I decided to do some test which eventually resulted in phototype, a client/server-side library, based on prototype, which supports all kinds of image manipulations. On the serverside the library is powered by combination of PHP/GD that renders the image. With phototype, you are able to rotate, resize, flip and do some other cool effects to images. Let’s start a quick tour. Read more »

Secure File Upload with PHP

PHP makes uploading files easy. You can upload any type of file to your Web server. But with ease comes danger and you should be careful when allowing file uploads. Read more »

Embed Custom Fonts

With typeface.js you can embed custom fonts in your web pages so you don’t have to render text to images.

NEW! Version 0.15 is released, now with support for Internet Explorer 9. Read more »