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CUPS – Forbiden – Ubuntu 13.10

Wow, I haven’t had a hard time with Ubuntu 13.10 until I bought a new laser printer from Lexmark. The printer was fine and I downloaded all the required files from lexmark.com, but an error pop out from the Ubuntu Software Center stating that the package was malformed. Anyway, I submitted the error to Lexmark […]

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Animation Basics in Blender

Animation Basics in Blender from Oliver Villar Diz on Vimeo. This is a nice tutorial I found in Vimeo… Hope you enjoy it! Here Oliver show how to manage and work with keyframes and timing nodes to create a bouncing ball animation. It cover some basics that are really good! Happy Designing

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Laying Out a Website with Inkscape

The other day I decided to revamp my website but with the slightly difference that in my house I have a Linux Unit with Ubuntu 13.12. So I don’t have the option of any Adobe brand product, first because I want to proof that open source rocks, so I give Inkscapeā„¢ a try, my favorite […]

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Making your videos responsive to screen resolution with JQuery

This is a nice piece of code I found in Stack Overflow, but I love the solution posted by Darwin in October 12 2012 and I tweaked to fit my needs and here is my code: function adjustVideoRatioToParent(arr){ var element = (arr.e === undefined)? jQuery(‘iframe[src*=”youtube”]’) : jQuery(arr.e); //set element or elements var eParent = element.parent(); […]

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Handling a Keyword Search with PHP/MySQL (MATCH/AGAINST MySQL Function)

For the longest time I used the MySQL ‘LIKE’ statement style for searching by keywords, which it is probably the most reliable and fastest option. But today I’m going to talk about another option you have to create a more effective keyword search and get the result from MySQL order by keywords relevance. For this […]

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How to Avoid Having Sensitive Data Exposed

There are few reasons why you have to have sensitive information inside a class, but the one in the top of these reasons is because many hosting services does not allow you to have access to your root folder or even to your php.ini file. This is a big problem specially if you have a […]

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How to Create a PHP Class

PHP is shifting into a mayor coding method, from procedural scripting to object oriented scripting, Class is one of the most important aspect your need to learn to take advantage of this shifting. PHP is not the same as it was before since PHP 4+. Resource: Hello World Class Over the years I found myself […]

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Browscap.php – how to use it!

The Browscap.php is a powerful code but it has some minor things easy to fix in order to work properly with your PHP5 scripting.

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Installing Apache, PHP and MySQL in Ubuntu 12.10

Preparing your new Ubuntu 12.10 computer for web developing can be intimidating, especially if you are not used to Ubuntu or Linux environment, as I am. There’s a lot of help from the community but sometimes they are kind of rough when someone like me ask a noob question, but hey!… at least they answer […]

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Controlling How Your Variables Are Handled In a PHP Class

There are many ways that you can control how variables are accessed in your Class. The most common is using Constants but the problem is that constants are public an can be accessed using: echo FOO::CONSTANT; Let say you want to have more control of your variables. One way you can do this is a […]