Archive for November, 2014

Sunday, November 30th, 2014


One for the music sites – this version written in 2012 is far less obtrusive than the one I wrote back in 2006 and it still doesn’t need any images. Piano Chord Calculator

Saturday, November 29th, 2014


The one type of data that is most likely to be stored separately rather than in the database with the rest of the data are any images. It may or may not be appropriate to have them separate but you should at least consider the pros and cons of actually placing them inside the database […]

Saturday, November 29th, 2014

PHP Programming: Questions and Answers

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Friday, November 28th, 2014

Defining Tables

While using phpmyadmin to manually create the database tables for your script may initially seem like a good idea there are many reasons why writing a separate script to define your tables is a far better idea. Defining Tables

Thursday, November 27th, 2014


If you store the same information in multiple places in a database then you run the risk of updating that information in one spot in the database and not updating it in another and then ending up with inconsistent information in the database. To avoid this happening we need to design our database properly in […]

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

The Joy of PHP: Deep Dive into Sessions

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Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

Primary Keys

In applications that reflect things that exist in the real world there are seldom situations where there isn’t something that has a unique value that can be used as the primary key for a table in your database. Despite this many people who know nothing about database design always implement an autoincrement primary key which […]

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014


The SGML doctype is the only SGML tag that most people writing for the web ever see. Even those actually creating the browsers seem to not understand what it is for since even though HTML 2 was rewritten to comply with SGML, even now no browser has been redesigned to actually use it to determine […]

Monday, November 24th, 2014

PHP Pocket Reference, 2nd Edition

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Monday, November 24th, 2014


While professional programmers know what ‘deprecated’ means, many others don’t. Those writing code to run on the server get caught out when they continue using deprecated code in their scripts and the new version comes out having removed those commands (as was previously identified by flagging those obsolete commands as deprecated). In order to not […]

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

Selecting Scripts

I have added this page to the HTML section of the site even though it is about JavaScript because the intended audience are those people who want to be able to use a script written by someone else with their site and who don’t actually know or want to learn JavaScript themselves. This page gives […]

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

Types of Hosting

What type of hosting do you need for your web site? If you don’t know the answer to that question then you have come to the right place. Find out what the difference is between “free”, shared, reseller, VPS, dedicated, and co-location hosting options. Types of Hosting