Hurrah! A Blog for Toby!

At last, my new CMS is at a stage when I’m able to actually start publishing with it. Now that I have an easy-ish tool to publish with, you can expect that this website will be updated more frequently and with more and better content. Updating this website in the past has been a major […]

Re: target new window = good or bad?

idiotprogrammer wrote: I find this to be bothersome and contrary to current web trends. But I can find no articles or recommendations to back me up here. Windows User Experience team, Microsoft Windows User Experience Frequently Asked Questions: Why is the taskbar at the bottom of the screen?, March 2001 Research shows that most users […]

Re: Views on XHTML 1.1 site

David Dorward wrote: Jukka K. Korpela wrote: But the W3C makes a big noise about it! See http://www.w3.org main page right now. They have created a working draft for XHTML 1.1 Second Edition. Which says that XHTML 1.1 SHOULD be served as text/html… and references a document which says it SHOULD NOT be served as […]

Nationalities, Countries, Languages, Cultures, Ethnicity and The Web

user wrote: Anyone have a full list of Nationalities? Eg: Germans, French, British, Malaysian, etc etc A lot of people within Britain might not consider themselves British, but rather English, Welsh, Scottish, Irish, or perhaps even Cornish. Think also of Kosovo, Quebec and Tibet. People can be quite emotive about such issues. (The list from […]

On The Legibility of PHP

David Segall wrote: I do not deny that the programmer is the most significant factor in the readability of a program but would you really promote PHP as a language because it is easy to read? I certainly wouldn’t advise against it because of legibility concerns. Any language that supports comments (not all do) and […]

Sample PHP Source for Non-Interrupting Logins

Noozer wrote: User opens a page. A session starts and they are asked to log in. They spend 30 minutes reading the page, then clicks a link. Since they were on the page for 20+ minutes their session ended. At that point they are asked to log in, and then taken to their chosen page […]

Reusable Form Functions

Like me, you are probably confronted with many requests for surveys, questionnaires, feedback forms, registration forms and so forth: forms where the processing requirements are very simple (store in a database or e-mail to a particular address). Despite the simple requirements, there is often quite a lot of work involved: crafting a database to store […]

On Custom DTDs

Dylan Parry wrote: Of course, but validating against a custom, non-standards controlled DTD is a complete waste of time for HTML. That would be validation for validation’s sake. If you can’t validate against a recognised doctype then there is truly no point in attempting to create your own to cover your problems Using a custom […]

Reusable Table Functions

Ross wrote: I am seeking your advice on the programming language for such an action. i prefer a web table capable of sorting by size, length and so on, therefore built-in function for sorting is appreciated. Down below are a couple of nice PHP functions that may be of use. I’ve taken them from my […]