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CSS to Turn Off Min-Height

Posted on 07/09/2013 at 10:03 am | Viewed 1,706 times | 0 comments

I needed to turn off min-height in css.  I can't believe it's been this long and I've never had to do it.  In case you are wondering: How to turn off min-height in CSS min-height: inherit;

Lessons Learned: Going to Mobile Website Development

Posted on 07/08/2013 at 12:39 pm | Viewed 5,518 times | 0 comments

I've recently taken the plunge and learned about CSS Media Queries and Responsive Web Design.  We launched a new ordering site and made the whole website, including the checkout process, mobile-friendly.  It's really opened up my eyes to the possibilities of mobile web design.  I started out wondering why responsive web design was all the rage,...

Making PHP File Uploads Work For Large Files

Posted on 06/18/2013 at 01:01 pm | Viewed 2,294 times | 0 comments

Get PHP File Uploads Working The first trick to having any user contributed content these days is to get PHP File Uploads working (especially with big files).  Our configuration we use for our Wamp local development and on our Linux server is below. When managing file uploads to a server, there seems to be a lot of confusion regarding...

Get All Active jQuery UI Dialog Windows, then Close 'Em

Posted on 03/21/2013 at 02:36 pm | Viewed 6,606 times | 0 comments

I had a need to close all active jQuery UI dialogs on the page (yes, I have more than 1 open at a time!).  You may think it's as easy as calling $('.ui-dialog').dialog('cose') but you'll throw an error.  The way I've figured out how to do it (jquery UI 1.10) is pretty simple, really: Close all Active jQuery UI Dialog Windows var...

jQuery UI 1.10 Tabs - Getting Index of Current Tab

Posted on 03/18/2013 at 10:00 pm | Viewed 5,790 times | 0 comments

I remember being able to get the index of the current tab very easily from jQuery UI , something like ui.panel.index.  I couldn't find it in my code and figured out the way to do it with jQuery UI 1.10 Determining the Current Tab Index Most of the documentation and examples for JQuery UI keep using the same basic code that doesn't really...

jQuery UI 1.10 Tabs - Using Aria-Controls to Set the URL of a Tab

Posted on 03/18/2013 at 01:00 pm | Viewed 68,049 times | 0 comments

I continue to find things that I overlooked on my upgrade to using jQuery UI 1.10.  This time it was the tabs API changes that got me.  No more show(); Now use activate(); The first change that really did me in ("why aren't any of my tabs executing my show callback function???") was the elimination of the show() callback.  This callback...

Speeding Up Windows 8 for Web Development (using WAMP)

Posted on 02/25/2013 at 01:33 pm | Viewed 34,491 times | 0 comments

Here is my list of optimizations and changes you can make (and I've had to make) in order to get WAMP (and CakePHP) to run faster on my Windows 8 computer. Speed Up WAMP Web Development on Windows 8 The short list, in order of importance (stop once you are happy with your localhost web server response time and speed): Get the latest...

Must Have Tool for Screen Capture: Greenshot

Posted on 02/25/2013 at 12:31 pm | Viewed 4,355 times | 0 comments

I'm attempting to better document some of the tools and utitlites I use on a daily basis to make worklife just a little bit easier.  Something I find myself doing more and more (especially with my new focus on documentation) is taking screen shots. First, for a primer on capturing your screen and saving it or emailing it to someone, please...

Free iPod to iTunes Music Transfer on Windows - iBackuper

Posted on 02/23/2013 at 11:47 am | Viewed 26,471 times | 0 comments

My review of iBackuper: Excellent, Simple and easy to use .  You can't go wrong when there are only 3 buttons. I can restore my iTunes Library onto a new Computer using my iPod. Sure thing. My Windows music library computer finally crashed.  With its demise, all of my music files were safe.  Don't worry I said.  All my music is safely...

Avoiding Errors with Zend Lucene Search Results

Posted on 01/14/2013 at 02:34 pm | Viewed 6,567 times | 0 comments

A common, recurring headache and complaint among Zend Lucene search processing is handling the data fields in search results. We all like to be flexible and robust in handling the results, we may want our search to return news articles, blogs or webpage content.   Invariably,  we run into problems, usually in the form of an exception ...

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