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Concept of a website to help small restaurants publish nutrition information, just like the fast food restaurants. (Stuff I think about in the morning, LOL.)
HTML 5 is a marketing term (kind of like "cloud computing") that has a somewhat imprecise technical meaning, but was created so that products and people could easily sum up their compatibility or know
I was thinking about how facebook updates parse out the url, then construct a nice looking preview. I think what it takes is scanning the textarea for a url, and then using ajax to tell the server to fetch a summary of the page at the url. get the data back, and insert it into a template, and reveal it.
I created a PNG that was bright red, but in Firefox, it is a duller red. The fix was to remove the color profile from the PNG by using the tool TweakPNG.
This is an example template file that will export articles from your bespoke CMS to and XML file that WordPress version 3.5 will import.
I was on the Ralphs website, and found some image URLs that looked like this:
This script below will accept a URL parameter, download the HTML, convert it to a .mobi file with kindlegen, and copy the file onto your Kindle.
I was having lots of problems with HTML email layouts. After doing some research, I came up with a method to get almost pixel-perfect positioning and sizing. It's not that hard.
I've never put a ID onto the BODY tag, but here's a situation where it's useful.
Normally, an article has an H1 tag that contains the title for the page. You do this for SEO reasons, as well as semantics.
How many times has this wheel been reinvented? According to Google searches, not enough - because I couldn't find a good one. Over the years, I've built this wheel a few times, so, here goes again. This is a lot better than the stock nl2br() function.
The attached code and test files show it off, and only a description follows.
Rlib is a report writing engine that takes report specifications in an XML language. It emits reports in several formats including HTML and PDF.
I stumbled across RLIB while figuring out how to implement some MS Access report writing features in PHP. MSA users will know what writing a report is, but PHP coders probably don't, so I'll explain.