December 6, 2007

Great technique for protecting your mailto link (email address) from SPAM BOTs and email harvesting BOTS, involves Apache and PHP4 scripts. aListApart article: http://www.alistapart.com/articles/gracefulemailobfuscation

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December 6, 2007

Some very interesting tutorials, designed in Visual Studio 2005:

The tutorials are as follows:

A.P.I. Method Documentation

MSHelp2 Conversion and Integration

Using Dynamic XSLT

Creating Accessible Tabular Data Tables

Creating Auto-line Numbered Code Blocks

Calling Accessible Context-Sensitive Help

Building Accessible Static Navigation

Here is the link: http://frank.helpware.net

December 6, 2007

Great tutorial on creating CSS drop down menus (I gave it a go and got it to work): http://www.projectseven.com/tutorials/navigation/auto_hide/index.htm

December 6, 2007

Client Side Load Balancing for Web 2.0 Applications

by Lei Zhu (in Articles)

It’s time to put away your copy of Photoshop and delve deep into

the murky depths of DNS configuration this week, as new author Lei

Zhu investigates an ingenious way to handle load balancing for web

applications. It’s not just required reading if you’re about to

launch the next Twitter or Facebook–what would happen if your

site went down today?

http://www.digital-web.com/articles/client_side_load_balancing/

December 6, 2007

Excerpt: Accelerated DOM Scripting with Ajax, APIs and Libraries

by Jonathan Snook (in Articles)

The abundance of JavaScript libraries available to developers can

be both a blessing and a curse: it’s great to have variety, but

how do you know which one to choose for which purpose? The

venerable Jonathan Snook makes it look easy with an excerpt from

his upcoming book, Accelerated DOM Scripting with Ajax, APIs and

Libraries.

http://www.digital-web.com/articles/dom_scripting_and_libraries/

 

jQuery Crash Course

by Nathan Smith (in Articles)

When it comes to the thorny subject of JavaScript libraries,

picking the right one for you can be a difficult decision. File

size or features, animations or AJAX, global namespace pollution

or… whatever the opposite of that is. Digital Web columnist

Nathan Smith thinks he’s found his ideal partner in jQuery, and

takes to the sky to prove it.

http://www.digital-web.com/articles/jquery_crash_course/

 

December 6, 2007

Building a Bulletproof Contact Form with PHP

by Matthew Pennell (in Articles)

Some of us know PHP inside and out, but many of us still have yet

to take the leap into learning this very useful language.

Virtually all the sites we create need contact forms, and PHP is a

straightforward and safe way to build them. So, for those who are

eager to find reliable PHP code they can copy (and tweak just a

bit), or those who can build a basic contact form but are

concerned about preventing some of the spam-related dangers,

Digital Web Managing Editor Matthew Pennell walks us through the

process, step by step.

http://www.digital-web.com/articles/bulletproof_contact_form_with_php/

December 6, 2007

Good link for Photoshop Brushes http://www.photoshoproadmap.com/Photoshop-blog/2007/10/25/100-awesome-high-resolution-photoshop-brushes/

How z-index works!

http://tjkdesign.com/articles/z-index/teach_yourself_how_elements_stack.asp

December 6, 2007

A really interesting web application platform with blog, forum, flickr, utube, gallery etc functionality. I think it is in PHP? Here is the link: http://demo.silverstripe.com/

December 6, 2007

Here is a link for the inline edit box, an extension of the .NET controls to allow AJAX interaction on HTML forms / textboxes: http://encosia.com/downloads/inline-edit-box-net/

December 6, 2007

WAI guidelines accessibility checking hints: Yeah, the webdev toolbar for Firefox has direct links to the cynthiasays (WAI) checker and the section 508 checker along with some other useful tools so if you don’t already have it, that’s a must for

all developers. http://chrispederick.com/work/web-developer/

Apart from Cynthia, which is ok, I would strongly recommend TAW³,

which is available as an online service, a standalone version for

download and as a Firefox extension.

You will find it at http://www.tawdis.net/taw3/cms/en (taken from WSG)