Archive for August, 2010

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

The Admin Login

To ensure your computer remains secure you should have one login per user with just the access that is required for day to day use and one login with admin access to use for those one off tasks that actually require full access. Most of the time you will not even need to log in […]

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

Form2Mail – Father’s Day Special

Between now and 5th September (Father’s Day in Australia) I am offering my advanced form2mail script at half price. All you need to do in order to get the price reduction is enter the word father in the discount field when making your purchase.

Saturday, August 21st, 2010

Your Favourites

This example of my cookie toolbox in action allows you to set up a web page on my site that links to your fifty favourite web pages. Your Favourites

Friday, August 20th, 2010

A Cookie ToolBox

Cookies are the main way of retaining information between one web page and the next and the only way to retain information between different browser sessions. Cookies are supported by both JavaScript and server side processing. Cookies are however limited in the amount of data they can store. Each domain can store up to 20 […]

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

Removing MSN Explorer from Windows XP

Windows XP was shipped with two web browsers from Microsoft. Internet Explorer 6 is the one everyone knows about while almost no one even realises that MSN Explorer is there. This “hidden” web browser can be removed from your computer to free up resources and increase the security of your computer. Removing MSN Explorer from […]

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

Limiting Textarea Text

Unlike normal input text fields where you can specify a maxlength attribute, there is no HTML equivalent for textareas. Instead if we want to limit the amount of text that can be entered in the browser rather than just truncating the textarea after it is submitted we need to use JavaScript. Limiting Textarea Text

Sunday, August 15th, 2010

Default Values for Arguments

Most programming languages have a really obvious way of assigning default values to function arguments for when that parameter is omitted. JavaScript has a not so obvious but far more flexible way of doing it. Default Values for Arguments

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

“SQL Antipatterns”

Developers are not usually database experts and where there isn’t a DBA associated with the team to correct all the “mistakes” that are made in connection with the database you can end up with something inefficient or worse. This book covers many of the common mistakes that developers can make and provides solutions to them. […]