PHP 5.4 offers a built-in web server for development. To use it, just cd into your code’s directory in the terminal (Linux or Mac) and type something like this:
Continue reading How to Start PHP 5.4’s Built-in Server
I’ve been experimenting with Sublime Text lately. I’m not sure yet if I’m going to give up Vim, but there are some aspects of Sublime Text that I really like. Opening new files is very fast — just hit
ctrl-p and type some letters from the file. The file will be open before you know what happened, even if it’s in a subdirectory.
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I’ve been looking for some good themes for Sublime Text. I haven’t found the perfect one yet, but here are some that are usable for the moment. Continue reading Good Sublime Text Themes and How to Install Them
This is what is wrong with “apps”. It’s taking us back to the days of VHS vs Beta. If you don’t have the right device or expensive software, you can’t use the technology. Continue reading HTML5 and the Problem with “Apps”
Has anyone noticed how websites have been going overboard with article pagination and slideshows over the past couple of years? In an attempt to increase page views, they split what should be a single page into many pages. Continue reading Article Pagination and Slideshows are Out of Control
The official Google Talk plug-in no longer allows people to become invisible, so I started using Pidgin. Now it seems that Pidgin no longer allows people to remain invisible either. I’ve set my status to “invisible” on Google Plus and on Pidgin, but it still says that I am visible: Continue reading Google Talk Is Broken – Can’t Go Invisible
I keep seeing a wireless network connection in San Francisco called “Free WiFi by Microsoft”. I’ve tried to connect to the network with my laptop and phone, but it never has worked for me on either device. I can connect, but nothing loads, even when going to the browser. Continue reading Free WiFi by Microsoft Not Working in San Francisco?
Here are some tools to help you view HTTP headers for web design or development. Continue reading How to View HTTP Headers with Firefox, Chrome, curl
I’ve been using Highrise from 37 Signals for a few years and it has served its purpose well. We no longer focus on a client business anymore, so I wanted to export my years of saved email data before I closed my Highrise account. Continue reading How to Export Email Attachments from Highrise
Twitter recently changed the design of Twitter profiles, and it doesn’t look good. Here are the two major problems: Continue reading Twitter’s Design Mistakes with the New Twitter Profiles