Jan 12, 2010

A Simple Way to Protect Your Uploads Folder

I found a simple way to protect folders that need to be writable. Its a simple htaccess file placed in the writable folder that disallows a script such as PHP, Pearl or the like from being executed. Continue reading »

Jan 9, 2010

5 Ways to Grow Your Email Subscriber List

A properly managed Email newsletter can be an extremely powerful tool. With some companies reporting a return on investment of over $40 for every dollar spent on Email marketing, you can see why this is an increasingly popular means of direct marketing. The only catch is, you’ve got have subscribers to send an Email to first! Here’s a few quick tips to help increase the number of email subscibers. Continue reading »

Dec 31, 2009

Web Based Schema Designer

Web Based Schema Designer
I ran across this great web based database schema designer a while back and thought I’d finally share it. WWW SQL Designer allows you to design database schemas which can be saved and then exported as SQL. Continue reading »

May 13, 2009

Make changes to your putty configuration stick

Being a LAMP developer, I spend a good portion of my day SSH’d into servers via Putty. For those unfamiliar with it, Putty is a free telnet/ssh client for Windows and Unix operating systems. The problem with Putty, or maybe me, is the text is really hard to read. By default Putty displays white text on a black background in 10pt Courier font. It is very hard on the eyes, especially when you spend any significant amount of time using it. Continue reading »

Dec 1, 2007

Why Redesigns are Necessary

I’m currently in the early stages of redesigning a local newspaper’s website. I’ve been compiling statistical information such as the most trafficked pages and what time of day is the busiest and also where users are clicking on each page. Crazyegg.com allows me to log click activity and compile that information into something useful.
What I’ve noticed is that while the home page has links to almost all of the current edition’s articles, very few people users are venturing past the page fold. Also, over 60% of the clicks occurring on the home page are on four links. Continue reading »

Nov 18, 2007

Domain Parking Update

A while ago, I wrote a quick blurb about my decision to park some of my domains I’ve been sitting on. I figured I’d do a quick recap and look at the money made over the past six weeks. Continue reading »

Oct 2, 2007

CakePhp is Definitely….Cake

I’ve been playing around with this PHP framework called CakePhp. CakePhp is designed for super fast php development, and I must say, fast is an undestatement. Continue reading »

Sep 30, 2007

Great Mobile Testing Website

So I’m reading through Cameron Moll’s book Mobile Web Design, which I love by the way, and came across a few mentions of Ready.mobi. So I thought I would check it out. Continue reading »

Sep 8, 2007

Book Review: Mobile Web Design

You’ve probably seen many reviews on Cameron Moll’s book Mobile Web Design around recently. I thought I’d add my own. Continue reading »

Sep 3, 2007

Domain Parking

I own a ton of domains. I’m not sure how many, but I know it is a lot. I purchased the majority of them for projects that I never got around to doing. So many of my domains sit idly in my godaddy account collecing dust. Or collecting money for godaddy because their parking page is still on them. If you are unclear as to what domain parking is, there is a great Wikipedia article that will explain everything. Continue reading »