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Developing on OS X, pt. 1

This article relates to installing and working with Apache, PHP and MySQL in OS X 10.4. These instructions may be out of date on later versions of OS X. Mac OS X comes pre-installed with possibly the most popular, secure and easy to use web server available to the modern web developer, but it does […]

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Introducing FlickrShow

My previous attempt at gallery software was very popular and I still get requests for the original release even though it hasn’t been updated since it was released. It wasn’t, however, the solution I really wanted when I set out to make a Flickr driven slide show. My inspiration was and still is Slideshow Pro […]

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The dangers of customisation

In the past few years emerging techniques have allowed web site creators to customise their user’s browsing environment to an increasing extent. Cascading style-sheets have allowed authors to modify form elements and scroll-bars to more closely match the aesthetics of their sites, javascript can be used to alter window size and shape and the behaviour […]

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Updates to FlickArray

This version, (and in fact FlickArray as a whole), has been discontinued in favour of the Flickr library written for CodeIgniter, discussed in more detail in this article. While building flickrShow I also made updates to the flickArray class. I added support for photosets and have updated method and variable names to make them more […]

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Beseku Gallery

A few weeks ago I (tentatively) released flickArray, a simple PHP class for retrieving image information from Flickr. While I love the idea of Flickr, I wanted to improve on the way the images were displayed on my site – this was the catalyst for creating both the flickArray class and a new user interface. […]

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Accessing Flickr with PHP

This version, (and in fact FlickArray as a whole), has been discontinued in favour of the Flickr library written for CodeIgniter, discussed in more detail in this article. Astute readers may have noticed the work going on at gallery.beseku.com. So far, these modifications are related to the user interface. I’ve been doing a lot of […]

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Hacking your CSS

I know I have made my feelings about browser hacking quite clear, but I do have to use workarounds on client facing sites. Organising your hacks or workarounds so they make sense is a tough task, and I thought I would share how I order my hacks for ease of use. I prefer the route of […]

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Have you seen this site in IE 5?

I make my living writing clean, accessible and semantic mark-up, (and making good cups of tea), and I designed this site to reflect these skills. A lot of time went into making this design fit into a web browser in a satisfactory way. With that in mind, I am not going to alter the clean […]