Tony Lea

Getting to know your MediaTemple (dv) server

February 16, 2012 So, you finally upgraded from a Grid/Shared server and moved to a Dedicated Virtual (dv) server. MediaTemple sure knows how to entice people with their fancy graphics and awesome looking server images...

Impress JS - Truly Impressive Javascript

February 14, 2012 If you haven't had a chance to checkout Impress JS yet, then I would highly recommend doing so. What is Impress JS? Why... Thanks for asking. Impress JS is a light-weight javascript library for displa...

Coda - The ultimate web development tool

February 6, 2012 So, when I first switched to a mac, the IDE that fell in my lap was Coda. I was absolutely amazed at what this wonderful IDE app could do for me. I had heard a lot of people talking and praising TextM...

Why's Poignant Guide to Ruby

February 2, 2012 You're a PHP programmer and you know all about the latest and greatest frameworks. You are also pretty good with Wordpress themes and plugins. PHP seems to be the language for you... But, there's one...

Wordpress Multi-site from Sub-domain to Sub-directory

November 10, 2011 As many of you may know since Wordpress 3.0+ it is pretty easy to turn your single wordpress site into a multi-user or multi-wordpress site. If you are unsure of how to change from a single site to a ...

Creating a simple PHP login without a database

November 9, 2011 So, what if you want to create a simple PHP script without having to create a new database for a simple admin log-in to gain access to a certain page. Well, in this post I will run you through a 1 pag...

Creating a Jquery Exit Popup

November 7, 2011 Isn't it super annoying when you visit a website and upon closing the page a Javascript alert Pops up and asks you if you really want to leave or stay on the site. Instead a less annoying way of doing...

jQuery Horizontal Scrollbars

June 24, 2011 We all know that horizontal scrollbars are hideous. So, wouldn't it be nice if we had a simple way to represent horizontal overflow? Well, thanks to a few javascript functions and some dinking around,...

Expand your short URL's

June 16, 2011 When working on a project I found that I needed a simple solution that would allow me to expand or unshorten a short URL. I'm sure you know what short URL's look like: http://bit.ly/mwyBzI Anyway, th...

PHP Detect if non-english

June 10, 2011 If there ever comes a time when you wish to detect whether a string has english characters or not... There is a very simple way of representing this in PHP. Here is a PHP function which will return t...

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