Archive for January, 2009

Friday, January 30th, 2009

Selective Frame Breakout

It is fairly common for web pages to include some JavaScript that will reload the page if it finds that the page itself is being loaded into a frame rather than filling the whole browser window. Most of the time this is exactly what you want to happen so as to stop others from including […]

Sunday, January 25th, 2009

Upgrading the Search Script

My search script hasn’t undergone quite as many changes as my IPN script has but it is still significantly different from the original. As with the IPN script 12 months of upgrades are included. Upgrading the Search Script

Saturday, January 24th, 2009

Upgrading the Paypal IPN Script

My Paypal IPN script has changed quite a bit since I first wrote it. All buyers get 12 months of free upgrades and support included in the price of the script. How do they know whether the script has been upgraded and what the upgrade contains? Well this page lists all the changes and the […]

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

SQL in a Nutshell

There are many different relational databases that support SQL and this book is not only a thorough reference of all the standard SQL commands but it also covers four popular implementations and how they vary from the strict standards. Read my review of the book “SQL in a Nutshell“.

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

Universal Design

Universal design encompasses creating web pages that work for everyone who wants to use them regardless of what device they are using to access them and what options they may or may not have installed. This book covers all aspects of universal design and how it is not only disabled users that require accessibiility features. […]

Monday, January 19th, 2009

HTML eBooks

I have written a lot of reviews but none that has resulted in the author of the item being reviewed being as annoying as for an HTML eBook review that I published on the site that I downloaded the eBook from. It isn’t that this eBook is any worse than any of the others that […]

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

“Everything You Know About CSS is Wrong”

This Sitepoint book is a rather interesting one that looks at the future of Cascading Style Sheets. It covers a very specific section of CSS but does so in great detail. Find out more about what I think of this book: “Everything You Know About CSS is Wrong”

Monday, January 12th, 2009

Prediction 2009

I have decided to make a prediction of one change that I expect to see happen in connection with computers before the end of this year. My prediction is that before the end of this year Microsoft will release IE8 and as a result of that release will finally make the upgrade from IE6 a […]

Saturday, January 10th, 2009


A guestbook allows visitors to your site to post general comments about what they think of your site. A guestmap adds the option for them to also place a marker on a map showing where they come from. I have a PHP script available that can easily add this facility to any web site. Guestmap/Guestbook

Friday, January 9th, 2009

Expiration Date on GDG

There are a number of different ways that you can specify when the generations within a Generation Data Group should expire (and thus be dropped from the group). Expiration Date on GDG

Thursday, January 8th, 2009

Foreign Language OCR

Adobe Acrobat’s built in OCR capability supports a number of different languages. I wrote this page about it some time ago so there are possibly a few more languages that have been added since. Foreign Language OCR

Saturday, January 3rd, 2009

Default Program

Windows by default just asks you which program to open a file with if the file type is one it doesn’t know. By making a small change to the registry we can add a default program that will be used to open all files of unknown types. Setting this up so that unknown file types […]