Captcha Fail!

Hey, thought I’d just post this one incase anybody else sees it and thinks it’s funny. This is not really a very helpful post like most of the others on this site, but HEY! TOUGH! So feel free to smile if you like.. What do you know, a snippet of Read more…

By Andrew Odendaal, ago

Test IE versions on any machine!

Do you do web development and are unable to test your software in old shitty versions of Internet Explorer? If so then you may want to read on a little bit. Microsoft has got a whole bunch of virtual images you can download for FREE(not a usual Microsoft word) over Read more…

By Andrew Odendaal, ago

Error 500 php_value .htaccess

I noticed on some server setups I could not do the following inside a .htacess file: php_value upload_max_filesize 250M php_value post_max_size 250M I was getting an error 500 Internal Server Error with the above code in the .htaccess file. What to do to correct this is create a file called Read more…

By Andrew Odendaal, ago

CSS background image data: base64?

What the heck is all that Gobbledygook in the CSS? So you have noticed that bit of css that says something like this in the CSS source-code and you have no idea what it could be? url(“data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlfMAMEAIABAKysrObm5iH5BAEAAAEALAAAAAAwAwQAAAJOhI+py30Bo5y02ouz3rz7D4biSJbmiabqyrbuC8fyTKPOjedHzff+DwwKh8Si8YhMKku6pvOxjEqn1Kr1is1qt7ynV8cNi8fksvmMTiMLAD4=”) no-repeat scroll 50% 0 transparent It is a technique called Data URLs and Read more…

By Andrew Odendaal, ago

And then there was Google Instant!

If you have visited the Google.co.uk homepage (Yes, that’s Google UK) recently – since about the 8th of September 2010 then you would have noticed a new search feature Google is pushing called Google Instant. Now what is so nice about Google Instant? It is an ajax type search application Read more…

By Andrew Odendaal, ago

PHP’s typeof – gettype()

Quite often you may need the ability to check what type of data type a variable is. In most programming languages this is possible to do and is usually called something like typeof(). So what is typeof in php, or typeof php you ask? In PHP there is a simple function called gettype() Read more…

By Andrew Odendaal, ago

When to use SSL?

There has always been quite a lot of heated discussion around the question of when to use SSL and when to avoid it while building websites. I have been asked this question a few times myself and finally thought that it would be good for everybody if I just wrote Read more…

By Andrew Odendaal, ago