Posts Categorized: Development

integrate sound in html via javascript

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Integrate sound in an html paget… via a hidden flash 8+ file, controllable via javascript. SoundManager 2: Javascript Sound For The Web – Amazing to see the progress made with javascript since one year. 2007 looks very promising, and i ‘m in love with jQuery !

Useful prototype js add-ons

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Here is a list of nice javascript libraries that were built on top of the prototype javascript framework: – table sorting by Andrew Tetlaw – Outstanding and really easy form validation by Andrew Tetlaw – lightbox modal window by particletree – a variation: TinyBox that is much smaller, by Alexei – scrollbars by Patrick Ryan… Read more »

Ajax & PHP without using the XmlHttpRequest Object

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AJAX without xmlHttpRequest object, using php ! Smart trick : read it all on PHPit. Note that it only allows to parse GET data, no POST. So use it for no sensitive application. PHPit – Ajax & PHP without using the XmlHttpRequest Object

phpMyAdmin theme

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Last night i created a skin for the excellent, open source php script: phpmyadmin, (unless your mummy comes from Mars, you probably know that it’s a php script which allows to manage mySQL databases). Although i love this script, its interface is not the most elegant. Fortunately, it is possible to “skin” it, so hop… Read more »

Beginners guide to .htaccess file

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Beginners guide to .htaccess file with examples @ BlogHASH .htaccess files provides us with ways to make configuration changes on a per-directory basis. This file works well in Apache Web Server and on Linux/Unix. Also, it works on Windows based system with Apache Web server. There are several things that developers, site owners and webmasters… Read more »

Table Sorting with Prototype * Dexagogo

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I am very happy to announce the release by Dexagogo (aka the über talented Andrew Tetlaw) of a table sorting javascript using prototype. This development was released under the MIT license and sponsored by me, because i find this to answer to a very recurring need when setting up data display interfaces: it allows sorting… Read more »

IE7 on windows update

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At last, today is the day Internet Explorer 7 is pushed on to the worlds’ pc via windows autoupdate. Hopefully, from now on, web design will not be a different discipline than “design for internet explorer” . Web developer, make sure you grab your standalone version of internet explorer 7, that you can run alongside… Read more »

SQLyog has now an Open-Source edition!

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I just saw today that SQLyog, an excellent mySQL database manager tool running on windows has released an opensource “community” edition! You can see a nice, clear summary of the differences between their community edition and their commercial Enterprise edition at There you can see a few good reasons to upgrade to the enterprise… Read more »


the spirit.

The fundamental failure of most graphic, product, architectural, and even urban design is its insistence on serving the God of Looking-Good rather than the God of Being-Good. Richard Saul Wurman