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    When domain names go wrong

    Published October 26th, 2005

    A thread on twelvestone.com offers a salutary lesson for anyone considering registering a domain name. The moral of the story is: if you’re going to be concatenating two or more words, make sure you double-check for ambiguity… Check these out: penisland.net — customised pens antiquesexchange.com — buy and sell old stuff (see also: comicsexchange.com, veteransexchange.com, […]

    PHP, variables and references: even more detail

    Published October 25th, 2005

    Further to the issues dicussed here, PHP insider Derick Rethans has published an interesting, if rather technical article (PDF format) explaining in some detail (although with admirable clarity) how variables and references are handled internally in PHP. Although I’m against the idea that one should need to understand a language’s inner workings in order to […]

    Web site layout and design research

    Published October 21st, 2005

    I’m not a designer but I do participate in (usually quite vigorous ) discussions about how the pages on our sites should be laid out to make them most appealing to users. Having been working in this industry for over a decade now, I like to think my instincts are pretty good but that’s just […]

    Intercepting and debugging HTTP requests in Firefox and Internet Explorer

    Published October 13th, 2005

    When you’re doing anything that involves sending and receiving information between a browser and server — particularly when you’re using XMLHTTPRequest (‘Ajax’) methods — it’s often useful to be able to look at (and even alter) exactly what’s being sent and received. As luck would have it, there are utilities available that make this very […]

    Updated: Upload multiple files with a single file element

    Published October 2nd, 2005

    STOP PRESS: There is now a new version, based on Mootools. [ 10th October 2005: Updated again to add Safari support. Many thanks to Luis Torrefranca, Jamie Butler and Matt Kurpiewski (http://www.law.pitt.edu) and Shawn Parker & John Pennypacker (http://www.fuzzycoconut.com) for their help. ] A bug in my upload multiple files with a single file element […]