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Common Web Hosting Problems and How to Avoid them

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Setting up your site with the wrong web host can lead to different problems that can have a huge impact on your online business. In this article you will get to know the problems commonly encountered by site owners and learn how to address them:

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Posted on 23 April 2010 • 4 comments

5 Common xHTML Validation Errors

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You can validate your website using this validation service. Recently I have updated all my free wordpress themes to be 100% xhtml valid. After validating each of them, I found that there were some common errors…

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Posted on 14 January 2010 • 6 comments

Embedding Youtube Videos – Tips and Passing xHTML Validation

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If you use the default code given by youtube to embed a video, you will notice that it failed to pass xHTML validation. This is because <embed> was deprecated in favor of the <object></object> element.

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Posted on 4 December 2009 • 6 comments

Create SEO Friendly URLs With Htaccess Mod Rewrite in 3 Easy Steps

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An example of SEO friendly URL can be seen in this page. Compare it with urls like http://mysite.com/?t=34 , you will find it easier to remember and the it also clearly tells you what this page is about. Furthermore, the words in the URL might match the search keywords, bringing more traffic from search engines.

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Posted on 18 November 2009 • 55 comments

SEO for PHPBB3 – Site Title, Meta Keywords and Meta Descriptions

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No offence, but the fact is phpBB has a lot of weaknesses, not seo-friendly being one of them. However, with some simple steps you can improve the SEO of your phpBB. Here in this guide, we will add some basic SEO features to your phpBB by using a better Site Title, adding Meta Keywords and Meta Descriptions.

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Posted on 13 November 2009 • 20 comments

Zip File Corrupted When Downloaded using PHP Downloader

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If you are using a downloader script to provide download and the downloaded zip file is corrupted, don’t panic, follow the steps below.

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Posted on 7 November 2009 • 2 comments

jQuery : How To Fix the “$ is not a function” Error Using noConflict

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If you tested your page using FireBug in Firefox and found the error "$ is not a function" or "$ is not defined", most likely you are using other libraries in your page. Libraries that conflicts with jQuery includes MooTools, Prototype, etc.

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Posted on 30 October 2009 • 15 comments

Fail-Proof Method to load jQuery Library via Google AJAX Libraries API

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I used to load jQuery library via Google AJAX Libraries API to save my bandwidth. It works in all browsers at the beginning, including Internet Explorer. However, it suddenly failed to load in Internet Explorer 6 since last week (error message tells me that jQuery is not loaded at all).

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Posted on 21 October 2009 • 2 comments

How to Fix Superfish Dropdown Menu That Appear Under Floating DIVs in IE6

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I am adding Superfish, a great jQuery drop-down menu to my monoshade theme. After I changed the colours and test it in MSIE, I found that the dropdown menu appear under the floating DIVs (content and sidebar), which causes the link to be unclickable. It is actually a bug with z-index in MSIE, it is so famous that it was given a name – the “Z-index Bug”.

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Posted on 11 October 2009 • 8 comments

Session Integration for phpBB 3 in Different Folders or Subdomains

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A guide to integrate your phpBB 3 forum’s cookie session in different folders or subdomains. Recently I looked into this matter because I need to integrate the forum’s session with my premium themes area.

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Posted on 10 October 2009 • 9 comments
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