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4 Must-Have Google Chrome Extensions for Web Developers

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Web developers often need to do repetitive works such as taking screenshots, turning off javascript or images, check backlinks or ranking of websites and more. Fortunately, with these 4 totally free Google Chrome extensions, web developers can save a lot of time on these repetitive works, thus increasing productivity.

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Posted on 3 September 2011 • 1 comment

How to Fix FTP Login Problem in WordPress in XAMPP for Mac OS (Localhost)

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If you are using XAMPP for Mac OS like me, and was asked to enter FTP login information when you upgrade Wordpress core and download themes or plugins, then this guide is for you. After searching for solution online, I found that this is a permission problem due to your Mac’s username is different compared to the default user name in XAMPP for Mac, called nobody.

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Posted on 12 July 2011 • 24 comments

Access GET Data (Query Strings) in htaccess mod_rewrite

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We were used to use RewriteRule to match a URL, and then rewrite it. However, RewriteRule will always ignore your query string (GET data) so we need to use RewriteCond in order to capture the values in the query string. This is the basic syntax: RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} pattern

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Posted on 9 July 2011 • 1 comment

Random Missing Characters When You View Source in Google Chrome – An Unnoticed Bug?

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I started to notice this bug when I was playing with my new tool in my tools playground, the HTML Tags Counter. I loaded my site zenverse.net and viewed the HTML source using Google Chrome. Then, I copied and pasted the codes to run an analysis using my own tool. I was “amazed” by the result, I get different errors (different unclosed/unopened tags) almost everytime I reloaded the “view source” page.

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Posted on 5 July 2011 • 1 comment

How to Add/Integrate Google +1 Plus One Button into WordPress

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Google recently introduced their own social button just like those we commonly see, such as Facebook Share, Tweet It, Digg It, etc. Just like Facebook and Twitter button that let you share content to your followers or friends, Google +1 button let people who love your content to recommend it on Google search.

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Posted on 23 June 2011 • 1 comment

CSS & JavaScript: Increase Page Load Speed by Compressing Files

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As a website owner, you must pay attention to how quickly your website loads. In order to obtain high speed page loads across your website, compressing your CSS and JavaScript can do just the trick. You may have tried the conventional Gzip compression tools after you uploaded your files to your server, but you should also consider these tools that offer you better compression rates before you actually upload your files.

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Posted on 23 March 2011 • 1 comment

Implementing OnChange and OnKeyUp Event Using jQuery (Select Box)

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Of course there is nothing wrong if you implement onChange event using the traditional way, that is by adding onchange=”" attribute to the HTML element. However, your codes can be better in some ways if you do it using jQuery.

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Posted on 21 March 2011 • 3 comments

Shared Web Hosting – Good vs Bad

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When you first created a website, most likely you will go for shared web hosting first because the cost is low. It is always good to start low, save some money and upgrade the hosting service when the number of visitors has become too much for shared web hosting to withstand.

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Posted on 7 March 2011 • 1 comment

URL Canonicalization (Canonization) Using PHP

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When your website can be accessed via several URLs, such as http://www.example.com & http://example.com, you might want to decide a best URL and use only that URL whenever you link back to your site, because this helps your site in terms of SEO.

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Posted on 13 February 2011 • 0 comment

Get Current Opacity in MSIE using jQuery (Cross Browser Codes)

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When I was developing theme, I found a weird problem in IE8. This is the case: I have a DIV that has opacity of 0.4. When I use $(elem).css(‘opacity’) to get its current opacity, it works fine in all browser except IE8, which return opacity of 1.

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Posted on 27 January 2011 • 3 comments
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