Archive for March, 2010

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

Combo Boxes

The most obvious form field that hasn’t been available in HTML but which has been available just about everywhere else is the combo box. Well HTML 5 hopes to rectify this surprising omission from earlier versions of HTML by adding a way to define a combo box without needing to use JavaScript to create it […]

Sunday, March 28th, 2010

Linux didn’t Install Sound on my System

Most Linux installs should take care of installing the appropriate driver for your sound card for you (assuming your sound is supported). If for some reason it doesn’t or if you replace the sound card and need to manually upgrade then you can easily do so with just a couple of simple commands at the […]

Friday, March 26th, 2010

Deleting GDGs

With a Generation Data Group you have both the individual datasets as well as the catalog that groups them together. The purge and force keywords determine whether one, the other, or both are deleted when you run a delete request. Deleting GDGs

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

Form2Mail Script

Between now and the end of April, I am offering the opportunity to purchase my advanced form2mail script at a greatly reduced price. Instead of the regular price of USD14.45 you can buy it for just USD9.95 (or if you are in Australia the price is $11.95 including GST instead of $17.00). To get the […]

Sunday, March 21st, 2010

Converting a PDF into a Word Document

Converting a PDF into a Word document (provided that the PDF isn’t protected) doesn’t require any special software provided that all you are after copying is the text content and are not worried about if some of the formatting gets lost. At least that was the case back when I wrote this article. More recent […]

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

Validating a Text Field

Without getting into the intricacies of using Regular Expressions, it is a relatively simple task to perform validations of an input field using JavaScript. In fact by not using Regular Expressions you can provide more meaningful feedback on exactly what it is that is wrong with the input. This tutorial takes you through how to […]

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

“Build Your Own Database Driven Web Site”

This book introduces you to both PHP and mySQL and how to use them together to create dynamically generated web pages using relatively modern methods. “Build Your Own Database Driven Web Site”

Monday, March 15th, 2010

“Fancy Form Design”

Getting forms in your web page to look the way you want has always been one of the most difficult parts of setting up the appearance of your web page. Not any more as this book shows you exactly how to get web browsers to apply the appearance you want to the form fields. Where […]

Sunday, March 14th, 2010

Copying Files with WS-FTP

My favourite FTP program is WS-FTP. While the company that created this script no longer offers a free version, the versions that they used to offer free can still be obtained. In this tutorial that I wrote several years ago I show just how simple that it is to upload files to your web hosting […]

Saturday, March 13th, 2010

Non-Boolean Results

If statements in JavaScript evaluate the condition test as a boolean value. That means that it is either true or it is false. Of course of you don’t start with a boolean value or perform a comparison in order to create a boolean value then the condition will not be a boolean. When this happens […]

Friday, March 12th, 2010

Formatting an If Statement

JavaScript does comparisons using == and === and does assignments using =. When you are coding your if statements you might accidentally leave out an = converting your comparison into an assignment. You might then have a great deal of difficulty in locating why your code is not behaving as expected. In this sixth tutorial […]

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

The IF statement

Continuing on with the tutorials on how JavaScript handles decision making, this fourth tutorial introduces the first of the decision making commands – the if statement. The IF statement