Quiet the Console – PhoneGap / iOS

I have a confession – I’m a console logging junkie. I just like to see what’s going on. While that may be great for development, at some point you’ll have to quiet the logging down for production. Really – doing enough logging will slow everything down each time you’ve inserted a console.log() into your code. …

Mobile Platform Detection on the web

I had a use case recently where I need to determine whether the client browser was a desktop/laptop/etc or a mobile device that supports tap events in JS. This will be useful to people who are dynamically binding different events to elements. var tmpElem = document.createElement(‘div’); tmpElem.setAttribute(‘tap’, ‘return;’); clickEvent = (typeof tmpElem.tap == “undefined”) ? …

Installing PEAR Libraries Locally

[I started this post quite a while ago and forgot about it. Here it is finished. Hopefully you find something useful here] I’ve had a few projects already where I could really use some PEAR libraries but not sufficient enough access to the server so I could install them in the system-wide PEAR include directory. …

Nasty WordPress Worms

I just ran across a nasty worm in one of my WordPress blogs (not the most current install). Not only did it overwrite a ton of files, inserting spam links and malware into the pages, but it was sneaky enough to go into my wp-admin/.svn/prop-base/ directory and re-write those files as well. It’s fairly ingenious …

CakePHP: Storing Configs in your DB

There are many situations in web apps where site-wide configurations need to be accessible to users through admin interfaces, rather than configuration files residing on the server. It is a practical method of storing configuration values that may need changing from time to time, but without access to the core configuration file. UPDATE (2008-10-22): This …

Zend Framework – Getting Started

Working with a new client project this week that requires the Zend Framework.┬áIt’s not my choice of frameworks, but I’m still eager to get going on it. As I’m a bit more familiar with CakePHP, I thought it would be wise to watch a screencast or two about getting started on ZF to see what …

Award Winning : Davey Awards

I just received word that one of my projects just won a Davey Award for online marketing and email campaigns: Munchkin’s Project Pink: Email a Duck, Raise a Buck! Harley Bergsma at the UXB and I devised this brainchild together. From there he took care of project management and I took care of developing the …

SMARTY: Assigning variables to the header from the body

The problem recently presented itself to me when writing some new functionality for revealCMS: I needed to set some variables to load in the page head, but could only be set after a portion of the body had completed rendering. I wrote a plugin that essentially loads a different stylesheet depending on the input of …

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