In celebration of the upcoming release of Diablo 3, I'd like to announce the release of a Wordpress theme I'm calling the Diablo 3 Graveyard Wordpress Theme. I put this theme together because I was a huge fan of Diablo 2. And now, even though I don't spend much time playing nowadays, I'll install D2 from CD and play it over the Halloween weekend. It was, in fact, October of 2011 that I started working on this project, and I've just now had the time to finish and release it.
February 22, 2012 — Read More »
PhoneGap Beginner's Guide is the most informative source of information I've seen/read about PhoneGap. It is a great resource for learning all the nuances that go into making native PhoneGap applications on mobile devices. If you are looking to use PhoneGap, it would be a good idea to start with this book. It really is a comprehensive yet easy-to-read book on using PhoneGap.
February 2, 2012 — Read More »
Android and iPhone apps built with PhoneGap are (because of PhoneGap's nature) compiled code, and because this compiled code is not a browser, you can execute cross-domain requests. In this short tutorial, I'll provide some sample code for sending a POST request to a remote server.
June 19, 2011 — Read More »
I recently started looking at PhoneGap
as a way to build native smartphone applications without having to learn another programming language. The process, so far, has been going very well. I've been able to build a basic application with very little trouble. I did, however, hit a big hiccup in development when I decided to try and upload a file from a phone to a remote location. In this post, I want to explain how I was able to upload a photo from a phone, using PhoneGap (and PHP on the remote server), to a remote server.
March 25, 2011 — Read More »
There is a simple way to resolve your site URLs to include the www in each address. Or drop the www from each address. Why is this important? "Redirecting requests from a non-preferred hostname is important because search engines consider URLs with and without "www" as two different websites" (woorank.com). So, if you don't resolve your www, you are harming your SEO performance.
October 19, 2010 — Read More »
Getting Apache to recognize .htaccess files is a pretty easy task. All you need to do is look for where your root web directory is defined in your Apache configuration files. On Ubuntu, this location is /etc/apache/sites-enabled. Once you have located the file, just add the line "AllowOverride All" (instead of AllowOverride None) to the root directory configuration detectives.
October 19, 2010 — Read More »
Recently I had a problem that, in spite of many "support leads" on other sites, was hard to figure out. All I wanted to do was reference as GET parameter in a URL as a variable in Typoscript. After many failed attempts, I found a solution to my problem. So, for future reference, and for all others who may be struggling with this problem, here is a solution.
July 6, 2010 — Read More »
Sometimes it is helpful, mainly to avoid broken links, to make sure your html files (with a .htm or .html extension) can parse PHP. On GoDaddy hosting, this threw me for a loop.
May 12, 2010 — Read More »
I'm very happy to see my post "Organizing a Higher-Ed Online Media Stream" on .eduGuru. Thank you to Kyle James for letting me guest write for one of the best .edu blogs on the internet!
March 30, 2010 — Read More »
An earlier post of mine provides a fairly good example of a PHP script that renames a file as you upload it to a server. In this post, I've decided to take another look at that type of script and make it easier to use. I'm going to break the code you'll need into two parts: the HTML and the PHP.
March 15, 2010 — Read More »