Monthly Archives: December 2007

Handling passwords safely in PHP

A great tutorial on storing passwords securely.

The Secret to Making Money With AdSense

Do you know how Google AdSense picks the ads that show on your site? It’s done through an automated auction process. AdSense’s robot scans your page for keywords, then it queries it’s database for advertisers that match the keywords. Next, the auction begins. The…

BlogBuzz December 15, 2007

Essential Firefox Extensions For Webmasters

Mozilla Firefox is truly the best browser for web designers and developers. It’s Extensions system makes it possible to equip your browser with tools to make your life easier. But if you’re reading this, you probably already know that. What extensions are the most…

jQuery/Firefox Bug

When I was developing the NTugo webtop, I did a bit of work with jQuery and noticed an odd bug. Using the show() and hide() functions on divs, there is one instance where the body’s background image is disrupted by the animation. It only…

Random Redirect Plugin

The Random Redirect plugin for WordPress is not as useless as it sounds. It gets people to read posts from your archives, and there are plenty of reasons why your readers will use it. If I’m bored, I use StumbleUpon. What is this plugin…

Box-Model Lunacy

I’ve been doing some design work lately, and I’ve been dealing heavily with the Box Model. If I want to create a 200px-wide box with 3px padding, I have to set the width to 194px. Why? Because otherwise the box ends-up as 206 pixels…

Free Camtasia

This is old news by now, but Techsmith has made an older version of their Camtasia Studio software available for free. The quality of the video screen captures are great, much better than the tool I previously used.

5 Places to Find Free Photos For Your Blog

Need some images to make your posts more interesting? You need stock photos. A stock photo is a royalty-free image sold or given away for free that can be used in things like flyers, brochures, and of course websites. Have you ever seen the…

What Can You Do to Make the Most of Shared Hosting?

In response to Keep track of your shared hosting performance at the Royal Pingdom blog. Many blogs and small website are hosted on shared servers. Unfortunately, those bargain hosting plans have their share of problems. Most of the problem come from overselling, but that…

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