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Category Archives: Development

“Shining up a turd” , or Visual design vs. Code quality

I believe people¬†experience¬†software usually across two main dimensions, which is a sliding scale: Visual design: Polished to Primitive Polished: Cool slick, and well styled cohesive and easy to use. Most Apple products fall into this vein. Primitive: The controls are there, the aesthetics sure aren’t, but gets the job done. I’m thinking the airline reservation […]

Automatically determining PageRank, or, unsigned integers in PHP

Market Ruler, LLC develops software for web marketers – and as such, I’m always on the lookout for new technologies to make life easier on the PPC and SEO crowd. I recently took the SEOMoz toolset for a spin, and in one of their tests, I saw that they automatically checked the Google PageRank of […]

Chrome problems with window focus (workaround)

Found a workaround for a window focus problem with Google’s Chrome browser.

Top 5 Most Useful non-native PHP functions

As a veteran PHP developer, a count down my five most useful PHP functions not built into the language. Save time and write better code by using some simple PHP code snippets.