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I'm sure if you crossed Marc Liyanage's palm with... 990 Views / 5 Replies  
I'm sure if you crossed Marc Liyanage's palm with gold (or at the very least threw a few dollars at his paypal account) that would be enough motivation for him to create an Intel version of the...
Posted by Simon Mundy, on Mar 24, 2006 at 05:28 AM, in Developer Center
OK, you're crazy. :p What you've done is... 705 Views / 8 Replies  
OK, you're crazy. :p

What you've done is physically alter the file size from 500px x 750px @ 300dpi - resizing it to 72dpi no doubt means your final image size is 120px x 168px which will...
Posted by Simon Mundy, on Mar 15, 2006 at 08:38 AM, in Developer Center
The former is correct, but only if you specify... 705 Views / 8 Replies  
The former is correct, but only if you specify pixels as a unit of measurement.

Say I have an image that is 150px x 300px. If I specify an < img width="150" height="300" /> it'll display that size...
Posted by Simon Mundy, on Mar 15, 2006 at 06:16 AM, in Developer Center
As long as the link is there for all the world to... 466 Views / 1 Replies  
As long as the link is there for all the world to see, someone somewhere will figure out how to extract it with a 'bot. Especially as it has the 'mailto:' protocol at the top. You may be better off...
Posted by Simon Mundy, on Mar 12, 2006 at 11:25 AM, in Developer Center
Give this a whirl -... 1,130 Views / 4 Replies  
Give this a whirl - http://pear.php.net/package/Text_CAPTCHA
Posted by Simon Mundy, on Mar 12, 2006 at 11:14 AM, in Developer Center
A designer who advertises that he makes... 857 Views / 18 Replies  
A designer who advertises that he makes 'websites' had us build them for him, and he insisted that the logo appeared as 1.75cm x 1.75cm. So, not wanting to waste 30 minutes of my life explaining that...
Posted by Simon Mundy, on Feb 2, 2006 at 05:32 AM, in Developer Center
Yeah, I agree with you but I was just letting off... 857 Views / 18 Replies  
Yeah, I agree with you but I was just letting off steam after a particularly long week. :)
Posted by Simon Mundy, on Jan 30, 2006 at 10:25 PM, in Developer Center
Most ridiculous client request 857 Views / 18 Replies  
I just had a client ask why whenever she performed a search on one of the sites we're building that it brought up results for previous searches from her intranet?!? Which sounded a bit weird to us.
...
Posted by Simon Mundy, on Jan 30, 2006 at 05:47 PM, in Developer Center
:thumbsup: 466 Views / 5 Replies  
:thumbsup:
Posted by Simon Mundy, on Jan 29, 2006 at 08:45 AM, in Developer Center
Have you tried viewing the site with JavaScript... 466 Views / 5 Replies  
Have you tried viewing the site with JavaScript disabled? A lot of frame-based sites use it to do an onload check to ensure the current page is sitting in the correct frameset.
Posted by Simon Mundy, on Jan 29, 2006 at 06:21 AM, in Developer Center
OT, but have you tried LinoType's free Font... 505 Views / 4 Replies  
OT, but have you tried LinoType's free Font Explorer? One word - WOW! You'll wonder why Apple ever bothered with Font Book in the first place!
Posted by Simon Mundy, on Jan 25, 2006 at 10:09 AM, in Developer Center
www.panic.com/transmit - not free but worth every... 567 Views / 8 Replies  
www.panic.com/transmit - not free but worth every cent.
Posted by Simon Mundy, on Jan 25, 2006 at 10:07 AM, in Developer Center
Have you tried 'Zap gremlins' from BBEdit... 655 Views / 7 Replies  
Have you tried 'Zap gremlins' from BBEdit (replacing them with bullet characters) to make sure there's nothing wrong. The characters you're seeing usually mean a UTF8 character has gone bad, so maybe...
Posted by Simon Mundy, on Jan 12, 2006 at 05:26 PM, in Developer Center
*Disclaimer: I haven't tried Mac OS X Tiger on an... 718 Views / 6 Replies  
*Disclaimer: I haven't tried Mac OS X Tiger on an XServe!

As a rule of thumb, Linux on a x386 has historically tended to outperform Mac OS X for day-to-day server duties like Apache web server,...
Posted by Simon Mundy, on Jan 10, 2006 at 06:13 PM, in Developer Center
Is there any specific reason you'd want to... 718 Views / 6 Replies  
Is there any specific reason you'd want to utilise any Mac OS X-specific technologies? If not, you're a whole lot better off using a unix/linux-based host for speed alone.

However, hosts aren't...
Posted by Simon Mundy, on Jan 10, 2006 at 06:51 AM, in Developer Center
Or: h3, h4 { padding: 4px 10px; ... 555 Views / 7 Replies  
Or:

h3, h4 {
padding: 4px 10px;
background: #fff;
border: 0 none;
}

Just a hunch. I remember from sometime ago that you need to specify the thickness AND the style for IE. I think......
Posted by Simon Mundy, on Nov 24, 2005 at 08:47 AM, in Developer Center
I haven't seen those for Smarty before - are they... 521 Views / 2 Replies  
I haven't seen those for Smarty before - are they add-ons you found somewhere?

From personal experience, I find it extremely reliable to use the PEAR QuickForm libraries to generate and validate...
Posted by Simon Mundy, on Nov 21, 2005 at 05:32 PM, in Developer Center
noteContainer.attachMovie('GroupNote2','groupNote'... 729 Views / 2 Replies  
noteContainer.attachMovie('GroupNote2','groupNote'+y,2);

You're attaching each movie to the container with exactly the same depth (2). This means each movie will overwrite the last. See if you can...
Posted by Simon Mundy, on Nov 19, 2005 at 07:03 PM, in Developer Center
Try Safari 2.0.2? 721 Views / 11 Replies  
Try Safari 2.0.2?
Posted by Simon Mundy, on Nov 12, 2005 at 05:27 AM, in Developer Center
A lot of modern browsers are really down on... 929 Views / 11 Replies  
A lot of modern browsers are really down on JavaScript trying to dynamically resize a window size, so even if you get the correct code in there it may not work as reliably as you'd hoped.

Is it...
Posted by Simon Mundy, on Nov 9, 2005 at 09:19 PM, in Developer Center
That's funny, all I saw was some strange blue... 721 Views / 11 Replies  
That's funny, all I saw was some strange blue lizards, and the image of the Madonna in a bowl of cornflakes and spiders up and down my arms and .... AAARARAGGAHHHHHH!HH!H!HH!!!!

Damn. Shouldna'...
Posted by Simon Mundy, on Nov 4, 2005 at 05:29 AM, in Developer Center
Well... I DO use BBEdit because:- 1. It's... 537 Views / 4 Replies  
Well... I DO use BBEdit because:-

1. It's fast.
2. It has automatic function dropdowns for PHP, or automatic CSS declarations, or automatic document hierarchy for HTML docs. It also recognises...
Posted by Simon Mundy, on Oct 26, 2005 at 06:19 AM, in Developer Center
Here's a site designed to fit on one page... ... 486 Views / 2 Replies  
Here's a site designed to fit on one page...
The Wit and Wisdom of George W Bush (http://mindprod.com/bush.html)

...but seriously...

What size screen? 1024 x 768? 800 x 600? Who's the...
Posted by Simon Mundy, on Oct 13, 2005 at 09:18 AM, in Developer Center
It shouldn't say anything in your error log if... 684 Views / 15 Replies  
It shouldn't say anything in your error log if everything's OK.

Can you provide a list of the last 10-20 entries in your /var/log/httpd/error_log file?
Posted by Simon Mundy, on Oct 9, 2005 at 02:00 AM, in Developer Center
I don't think Apple runs PHP on .mac - you'll... 569 Views / 4 Replies  
I don't think Apple runs PHP on .mac - you'll need to find a separate webhost to do that.
Posted by Simon Mundy, on Oct 7, 2005 at 08:44 PM, in Developer Center
http://tinymce.moxiecode.com I've integrated... 9,059 Views / 1 Replies  
http://tinymce.moxiecode.com

I've integrated it into over 20 sites and everyone who's used it has taken to it like a duck to water. There's also 3rd party modules that integrate quite nicely with...
Posted by Simon Mundy, on Oct 4, 2005 at 07:42 PM, in Developer Center
I agree with the sentiment, but there's no way... 852 Views / 3 Replies  
I agree with the sentiment, but there's no way I'd ever presume to know what 'we' have experience with, given a good deal of the members here have skills in all sorts of web development.
Posted by Simon Mundy, on Oct 1, 2005 at 09:28 AM, in Developer Center
Well, to be honest, well-structured code won't... 1,841 Views / 58 Replies  
Well, to be honest, well-structured code won't make the web a better place on its own back. It just makes our life as web developers somewhat easier, improves reliability and increases efficiency and...
Posted by Simon Mundy, on Sep 25, 2005 at 07:30 PM, in Developer Center
...and as you can see, SOME developers use a lot... 1,841 Views / 58 Replies  
...and as you can see, SOME developers use a lot of sugar to develop with...

:p
Posted by Simon Mundy, on Sep 24, 2005 at 09:11 PM, in Developer Center
What are you using as your text editor? BBEdit... 520 Views / 11 Replies  
What are you using as your text editor? BBEdit (and most probably it's free brother TextWrangler) allow you to open 'hidden' or system files and then authenticate yourself as an administrative user...
Posted by Simon Mundy, on Sep 18, 2005 at 12:17 AM, in Developer Center
Where in the hell did you read that? 520 Views / 11 Replies  
Where in the hell did you read that?
Posted by Simon Mundy, on Sep 17, 2005 at 08:54 PM, in Developer Center
I use blood, sweat, tears and a drop or two of... 1,841 Views / 58 Replies  
I use blood, sweat, tears and a drop or two of Victoria Bitter. YMMV
Posted by Simon Mundy, on Sep 15, 2005 at 09:33 PM, in Developer Center
Cornflakes taste a bit salty today? :p :D 588 Views / 5 Replies  
Cornflakes taste a bit salty today? :p :D
Posted by Simon Mundy, on Sep 15, 2005 at 07:32 AM, in Developer Center
Edit /etc/httpd/users/(yourusername).conf ... 588 Views / 5 Replies  
Edit /etc/httpd/users/(yourusername).conf

<Directory "/Users/(yourusername)/Sites/">
Alias / /Users/(yourusername)/Pictures/
Options Indexes MultiViews
AllowOverride None
Order...
Posted by Simon Mundy, on Sep 15, 2005 at 07:31 AM, in Developer Center
I tried it here on my Mac Mini and it didn't skip... 651 Views / 5 Replies  
I tried it here on my Mac Mini and it didn't skip a beat!
Posted by Simon Mundy, on Sep 14, 2005 at 11:17 PM, in Developer Center
Heh, I'd never have guessed that was the 80s... 651 Views / 5 Replies  
Heh, I'd never have guessed that was the 80s (nice bow tie Steve :D ) Brought a tear to my eye... Aahhh, MacWrite was the first program I used at school to do newsletter with...

Yeah, I can't...
Posted by Simon Mundy, on Sep 14, 2005 at 09:10 PM, in Developer Center
Hmmm. It's a tricky one, as the environment from... 540 Views / 2 Replies  
Hmmm. It's a tricky one, as the environment from which you are calling the Bash script is different to the PHP Apache module. I'm no expert in SSH, but from my limited logic, I'd guess that the fact...
Posted by Simon Mundy, on Sep 11, 2005 at 07:46 AM, in Developer Center
(Reaches over and pulls out the lead) 486 Views / 4 Replies  
(Reaches over and pulls out the lead)
Posted by Simon Mundy, on Sep 6, 2005 at 06:20 AM, in Developer Center
You won't need to muck around with mod_rewrite,... 1,554 Views / 5 Replies  
You won't need to muck around with mod_rewrite, mod_dir or htaccess if your config is set up the way you want it. Can you post a snippet of your virtual host config, as well as how your ServerName,...
Posted by Simon Mundy, on Aug 31, 2005 at 03:42 AM, in Developer Center
Assuming your page is called 'index.php' and you... 702 Views / 11 Replies  
Assuming your page is called 'index.php' and you have your call to the htaccess script up the top of the page, try adding in:-

ob_start();

before any other line of code. I could be wrong, but...
Posted by Simon Mundy, on Aug 30, 2005 at 11:41 AM, in Developer Center
It's hard to help if we don't yet know exactly... 702 Views / 11 Replies  
It's hard to help if we don't yet know exactly the symptoms!
Posted by Simon Mundy, on Aug 30, 2005 at 07:37 AM, in Developer Center
Well, I call a spade a spade. If it's a PHP file,... 702 Views / 11 Replies  
Well, I call a spade a spade. If it's a PHP file, then call it yourinclude.php - for the sake of naming conventions in your site, however, put it inside a folder called 'includes' so it's obvious...
Posted by Simon Mundy, on Aug 29, 2005 at 07:22 PM, in Developer Center
<a title="Make an offer on Lot 7"... 565 Views / 6 Replies  
<a title="Make an offer on Lot 7" href="mailto:fineart@barridoff.com?subject=Lot%207%20(Op ie)&body=I%20would%20like%20to%20make an%20offer%20on%20this%20lot.">

That'll fix it.
Posted by Simon Mundy, on Aug 12, 2005 at 08:22 PM, in Developer Center
Header("Location: URLHERE"); Looks good to... 6,267 Views / 5 Replies  
Header("Location: URLHERE");

Looks good to me. Easiest way is to use your $_SERVER superglobal:-

header("Location: {$_SERVER['SCRIPT_NAME']}");
Posted by Simon Mundy, on Aug 8, 2005 at 12:01 PM, in Developer Center
:thumbsup: What he said 755 Views / 4 Replies  
:thumbsup: What he said
Posted by Simon Mundy, on Aug 4, 2005 at 08:41 PM, in Developer Center
It does work if IE6 is set to strict rendering... 641 Views / 14 Replies  
It does work if IE6 is set to strict rendering mode (e.g. correct XHTML Strict Doctype). Try adding an XML declaration to a document and watch what happens to the standards. Now THATs irony!
Posted by Simon Mundy, on Jul 26, 2005 at 10:04 AM, in Developer Center
Phil's quoted the W3 way, which of course NEVER... 641 Views / 14 Replies  
Phil's quoted the W3 way, which of course NEVER works in IE ;) (not to infer that's just because Phil said it, BTW!)

If you had

< body >
< div id = "container" >
.... your stuff...
Posted by Simon Mundy, on Jul 26, 2005 at 08:00 AM, in Developer Center
http://php.planetmirror.com/manual/en/function.var... 521 Views / 6 Replies  
http://php.planetmirror.com/manual/en/function.var-export.php



WHat you could try, though is:-

http://php.planetmirror.com/manual/en/function.serialize.php
Posted by Simon Mundy, on Jul 26, 2005 at 06:56 AM, in Developer Center
The way you've written the code is certainly... 521 Views / 6 Replies  
The way you've written the code is certainly illegal, because you can't have a class definition as an array element.

Perhaps something more along the lines of...


class table
{
public...
Posted by Simon Mundy, on Jul 26, 2005 at 03:51 AM, in Developer Center
OK, let's say your ISP is the 'root' user. You... 859 Views / 11 Replies  
OK, let's say your ISP is the 'root' user. You have a database on the server called 'selo' and you need a user account that is unrestricted on that database.

All your ISP needs to do is perform:-...
Posted by Simon Mundy, on Jul 25, 2005 at 11:16 AM, in Developer Center
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