Oops..Feels like a long time I have added any articles on here. This is majorily due to work commitments and let's face it after spending several hours in front of a computer screen, the last thing you really want to be doing is spending more of your free time staring at another screen at home.
Optimisation is something we always have to keep in the back of our minds when building websites. Whether its compressing CSS/JS files or compressing images to make our websites load faster, we have to ensure we always have the right tools that make this type of work easier to handle. Fortunately, PHPStorm, an IDE which I have come to enjoy working with comes bundled with afeature called File Watchers.
As a developer, I have sometimes found it quite hard to test my websites on various devices. Up until recently, the only way I was able to view websites developed on my machine on various portable devices was to download and set up No-IP. Not complaining about the service, but if you have multiple websites you wish to demo, No-IP only gives you a maximum of 5 hosts to work with.
Today, I am going to show you how to setup up a Zend Framework 2 project using PHPStorm 6. PHPStorm has come a long way to become onefo the best IDE's for web development. It still has a ways to go but when you look at the features it offers, believe me, you will not want to be dropping it. To find out more about PHPStorm 6, its features and of course to download a trial, please visit the PHPStorm website.
Hello everyone... Feels like forever since I have been on here and my apologies if there hasn't that much content on the site over the past few months.
I recently started a new job and prior to this, most of the time was being spent getting a few things sorted. So what new? I started with a company called GDS International. I am part of a small time of 4 developers. So far, I have to say I am enjoying it. This is quite simply a new opportunity for me to expand on my current skillset.
It's not often that I get to play with setting up ubuntu on VPS systems from scratch. Most VPS system tend to have everything installed and setup through Parallels Plesk or cPanel, thus making life a lot easier when setting up a website.
But when a friend decided that he wanted to have more control over his website rather than be at the mercy of shared hosting companies and their T&C's, I suggested that he move from a shared hosting environment to VPS hosting. Thus the hunt began.
There have been several articles relating to using Uploadify with CodeIgniter, but in case you have been keeping up with Uploadify's developement, a new version was released a few months ago. This effectively made some of the tutorials floating about online obsolete.
So the main aim here is to provide a fresh new tutorial on how to use new version of Uploadify which is at version 3.1.4 with CodeIgniter. This time, it comes in 2 flavours. The usual Flash version but now it also come with an HTML5 version. For those want to take advantage of browsers that suporrt HTML5 features (and that's practically quite a few of them).
This is a quick and simple tutorial that will show you how to implement an optional file upload in your forms. This is particularly handy if you run say and resume upload site and your candidate want to update their datat without having to be forced to re-upload their CVs all the time. In this example, I am using an image upload form and I have kept it quite simple.
After an absence of several months, Grafik Kaos is back. This new version is now built with Twitter bootstrap. The backend is still built with CodeIgniter and my own CMS system dubbed coronaCMS which I am still currently working on.
There are quite a few tutorials that will show you how to how to get autocomplete for CodeIgniter 1.7.x but unfortunately the same doesnt apply for CodeIgniter 2.0. I have however been using a method that allows me to get code-hinting across my controllers and models.
This comes with a warning however. We will be making some changes to the controller.php and model.php so make sure you backup these 2 files or at the very least have a zipped copy of CodeIgniter handy in case things go awry.
If you have your codeigniter app ready, navigate to your system folder and open up controller.php and model.php in the core directory. Copy the lines below and paste them in each file. Most likely before the start of the class declaration.