Archive for November, 2015

Monday, November 30th, 2015

File Cleanup on Windows 10

The cleanup option for getting rid of unneeded files is in a slightly different place in Windows 10 compared to where it was in Windows 7. It also contains additional options for removing additional files. File Cleanup on Windows 10

Sunday, November 29th, 2015

Styling Columns

The eighth tutorial about coding tables in XHTML covers how to use the <colgroup> and <col> tags to attach styles to the columns. Styling Columns

Saturday, November 28th, 2015

mysql_ Interface END OF LIFE

The original interface for accessing mySQL databases from PHP that was around even before PHP 3 was released used procedural functions where the names start with mysql_ The release of PHP 5.0 on 13th July 2004 introduced an improved interface called MYSQLi that has both procedural and OOP variants. This was soon followed by another […]

Saturday, November 28th, 2015

Merging Rows

The table cells you want to merge are not always next to one another. Here’s how to merge them when they are one above the other. Merging Rows

Friday, November 27th, 2015

Merging Columns

The sixth tables tutorial looks at how to merge two cells into one when the cells are next to one another. Merging Columns

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

Row Headings

Returning to the tables tutorials we last looked at on Sunday. When adding a table to your web page you will often need to give each row a heading to identify the relationship between the entries. Row Headings

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

Data Visualization with JavaScript

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Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

Table Content

With the column headings and footers in place the next step in creating a table is to add the content. Table Content

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

Two More Comparisons

PHP 7 introduces two new comparison operators. One is the null coalesce operator which allows you to substitute a default value easily when the original field is null. The second compares two values and returns -1, 0 or 1 depending on which is greater. Two More Comparisons

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

Switching between HTML and PHP

It may surprise you to know that there used to be four different ways to switch from HTML to PHP in your web page source. PHP 7 reduces this to two. Switching between HTML and PHP

Sunday, November 22nd, 2015

Column Footers

While few tables have footers at the bottom of each column, the next thing in your table source after the column headings when you do have them are the footers. The reason for this is that when printing tables browsers are supposed to print the header and footer on each page and so need to […]

Saturday, November 21st, 2015

Column Headings

Having placed the basic HTML tags for our table into the (X)HTML in yesterday’s tutorial, this second tutorial looks at how we can start to add the content into the table. We start by placing the headings for the columns. Column Headings