Backing up your files can never be spoken about enough. There is nothing worse than losing everything, or even something, important. Find out why DVDs and CDs are no good for backing up and read an introduction to other more reliable methods.
Online banking has some catching up to do. While certainly one of the oft quoted reasons for using the internet, banking online has so much more potential. The field has taken a blow recently, at least in the UK, with the introduction of “card readers” passing security problems onto the user and creating a barrier. Read on to find out more about why the card reader is a mistake, good examples of online banking and how improvements could be made.
Exporting and importing large MySQL databases can sometimes be a problem due to timeouts from web interfaces, hosting restrictions and inconsistent internet connections. Here we look at a script that will help to reliably export and import MySQL databases.
We take a look at the widespread use of CAPTCHA, how it might affect conversions and possible alternatives. CAPTCHA no doubt prevents spam but at what cost?
Many websites simply time out if you try to access them without the www prefix on the URL. Read on and make sure you don’t lose visitors by making this mistake.
Some people are unsure exactly what Google Gears is, what it does and how you can use it. Read on for a quick and dirty guide that will give you an understanding of this technology by Google so you can benefit from it and even use it in your websites/applications.
Make sure you cannot access your website from both http://www.website.com and http://website.com – doing so could trigger duplicate content issues and damage your Google rankings. Here is a method to prevent this using .htaccess
Coda is a Web Development application by for the Mac, produced by Panic. Despite being a relatively young project it has gained a large following. Here are my reasons for being one of those followers.
A couple of years ago the web exploded with tags – user defined words or phrases to identify information such as photos and bookmarks. The hype has since faded away but tags are still popular and usually always included in new information based websites. Here we look at the effectiveness of tags and how useful they really are.
Magento eCommerce took the open source software world by storm when it officially launched on March 31st 2008. Many developers, including myself, jumped on board and started using it. While the feature set and branding is unquestionably great what is it actually like to work with?
Read on as we take a look at the code, architecture, complexity, hosting issues and the goals that an open source eCommerce system should strive to achieve.