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Javascript Charting Library Research

Posted on 07/16/2015 at 10:36 pm | Viewed 4,107 times | 0 comments

I'm getting ready to roll out some new graphing functionality and wanted to take a look at the state of JavaScript graphing libraries. Goals: Beautiful Charts - there are a lot of hokey looking charts out there Fast Avoid sending data to a 3rd party No license fees.  MIT License is always ideal. Current JavaScript graphing Tools / Approach...

Command line: Start, Stop and Restart MySQL Server on Mac OS X

Posted on 02/26/2015 at 03:18 pm | Viewed 6,801 times | 0 comments

It's easy to manage mysql from the command line in Mac OS X.  Just make sure to remember to run as sudo! Stopping, Restarting and Starting MySQL Server Commands $ sudo /usr/local/mysql/support-files/mysql.server restart Password: ********* Cheers, -Kevin Wentworth

CSS Tools for Web Designers - Best of the Web

Posted on 02/17/2015 at 11:44 am | Viewed 5,029 times | 0 comments

Here are my go-to resources for making all those fancy CSS3 effects on pages: CSS Border Radius Tool CSS Border Radius - http://border-radius.com/ CSS Background Gradients Ultimate CSS Gradient Generator - http://www.colorzilla.com/gradient-editor/ CSS Box Shadow Generator CSS Matic Box Shadow CSS Generator - ...

GeoTrust Quick SSL Premium Intermediate CA for SHA-2

Posted on 01/02/2015 at 09:23 am | Viewed 6,130 times | 0 comments

I just tried to use my handy GeoTrust Intermediate CA cheat and it didn't work.  As of today, you'll need to use the following links to get your GeoTrust Intermediate CAs: Intermediate CA Certificate for GeoTrust QuickSSL Premium SHA-2 (under SHA-1 Root) CA Bundle ...

Performing a Speed Test on Linux Server over SSH

Posted on 12/19/2014 at 10:18 am | Viewed 6,002 times | 0 comments

There have been many times when I've wanted to find out the speed of a server's connection.  Running a ping from your workstation to the server accomplishes nothing when you need to determine the speed of your server's connection to the outside world.  I came across a post with the perfect recommendation. Use CURL and download a large file...

jQuery: Checking If An Object Is Visible On The Screen

Posted on 09/12/2014 at 12:03 pm | Viewed 6,850 times | 0 comments

In the ether known as the internet, people have been going from a static built and styled website, to much more responsive and interactive designs. Knowing this, I felt that it was important to be able to check if an element is currently displayed on the screen. What Is This Useful For? Currently, being able to detect if an element is visible...

jQuery Object getClasses System

Posted on 08/29/2014 at 11:04 am | Viewed 5,911 times | 0 comments

After having to create a list of classes on an element, I decided that it was time to have a method to pull all of an objects classes into one returnable array. This is extremely useful for class-based tagging and object finding. Requires jQuery v1.2+ The getClasses Method jQuery.fn.getClasses = function() { var classes = []; var objClass =...

Combatting iFrame issues with Opera and Mobile Devices

Posted on 08/20/2014 at 08:11 am | Viewed 6,402 times | 0 comments

After discovering that Opera automatically downloads a PDF file while using an iFrame to load it into a page, I spent some time looking around on how to avoid this issue. It ended up coming down to a pure JavaScript work-around. What Had To Be Done To fix this issue, I ended up having to remove the content from a static HTML section, and...

Making CURL SSL Work on Localhost PHP Development in Windows

Posted on 08/08/2014 at 09:52 am | Viewed 8,321 times | 0 comments

I've been here before.  Working on a Facebook application on my local development box and none of the access tokens will work.  They work on the live server, but not on my sandbox/development server.  What gives? CURL is failing to communicate over SSL/HTTPS If you dig into the code and look at the curl error being reported, you'll see this...

Controlling jQuery's Tooltip

Posted on 07/25/2014 at 09:40 am | Viewed 5,580 times | 0 comments

After watching jQuery's tooltip() slow down a page's loading time by a solid two seconds, it became clear that there had to be a better way to create and control tooltips. The Slow Way The initial use of tooltip() was used to create all of the tooltips on page generation, as such... $(".tooltip").tooltip({ position: { my: "center bottom-20",...

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