What's this and why are these Blog-Entries so short?This Blog is my equivalent to a Bookmark-List. Every Link, concerning my Main Topics Webdevelopment, Webdesign and SEO, that I find worth remembering gets a Blog Entry. So I can later easily find them by Category and or Keyword search.
Retire the MySQL driver
The original MySQL extension is now deprecated. Use PDO instead. It is enabled by default in PHP installations now. PDO is database driver which allows you to easily use diferent databaees without having to relearn a different interface. PDO has a much nicer interface than the old mysql driver, you will end up being more productive, and write safer and cleaner code.
You can find a good PDO Tutorial here.
Excellent Online Advent Calendar explained (german)
10 Most Deadly Mistakes in Website Design
how many times did i tell you…
10 Most Deadly Mistakes in Website Design
Dynamic Web Design using only HTML and CSS
Great Pen by Vlad Bashylov. View it here.
SEO Backlinktool from linkresearchtools.com
Don’t trust the Detox Recommendations but so far the best Backlink-Tool I’ve come across. If prices are too high for you just take the Starter for a few month and you can see your own Backlinks and the Backlinks of one Website of your choice. Good to analyze where competitors are heading.
Best WordPress Contact Form Plugin
If you are looking for a WordPress contact form plugin. Contact Form 7 is my choice and not only mine but the choice of many theme developers. It is easy to configure and deploy, it is reliable and together with the Flamingo Plugin it saves your contact contact enquiries in the WordPress Database.
Create Expand and Collapse List Items Using jQuery
if you want to do it on your own. Here’s how to.
The Mobile Hamburger Menu
Long story short: Use it! But add a Description like ‘Menu’. You can read the long version at Moovweb.com
Easy Timesheet Display with Timesheet.js
Isotope – Filtering and Sorting HTML Block Elements
Isotope is a jQuery-Plugin for filtering and sorting HTML Block Elements which magically moves the elements according to sortorder or filter. It is an excellent and easy to use library. You can have look at it here.
WordPress Theme Frameworks explained
What is a WordPress Theme Framework? Why should or shouldn’t I use one?
Filtrify – Filtering HTML List Elements
A great little library for filtering list elements.
SEO – Some food for thought on Link Architecture
I am currently relaunching a website and thinking about the new link architecture.
Although older, these articles give lots of hints and food for thought.
The PageRank sculpting techniques and the nofollow issue
(I like this one because of the illustrations. They help understand how rank flow works.)
JKreativ – Excellent WordPress Theme
How to use RabbitMQ with PHP
I can not think of a Situation where I would need a Message Queue. But if the day comes I know where i can read Miguels Explanation on how to use RabbitMQ.
HTML5 – srcset Attribute in image Element
“Browser! I have multiple versions of this graphic. Here they are, use the right one.”
Building an animated Ad without images
Campaign Monitor has an example on how to build an online ad without images in HTML and CSS.
ScrollMe – A jQuery plugin for adding simple scrolling effects
Looks like fun. I will definitely try it. Have a look here
PhpStorm – Top Productivity Hacks and Shortcuts
Ideas for Webdesign
The hardest part of bulding websites is often the idea and not the implementation. Webdesign-Inspiration.com can help you get ideas.
[Image courtesy of digitalart / FreeDigitalPhotos.net]
ScrollMe – scale, rotate & translate elements of webpages
When scrolling a Website have you ever wondered where those flying, moving, fading objects come from? They might come from ScrollMe -jQuery plugin for adding simple scrolling effects to web pages. Watch it in action here.
Minimalist wallpapers for your desktop
“Simple Desktops” is a great collection of minimalist wallpapers. Here you go.
Why Content Marketing Fails
Entertaining and Insightful slide deck by @randfish on false asumptions about content marketing. Have a look here.
What’s left of NoSQL?
I always had my doubts about NoSQLs lack of Data Consistency. Seems, I am not alone. Read
@MarkusWinands Article on the Topic.
[Image courtesy of tigger11th / FreeDigitalPhotos.net]
SEO-Friendly Infinite Scroll
Speed up your PHP Performance
Sitepoint has a good article about how you can easily speed up your PHP Performance. Read here.
10 Tips for Developing a Successful Blog
Maybe I should consider following these tips for developing a successful blog
Dependent Dropdowns with jQuery and JSON
A good example for dropdown menus connected by data. The content is not seperated from code but you could easily build something to create the needed JSON. Have a look here.
Easy way to create CSS Sprites
CSS Sprites are good for your Website. They reduce traffic between your browser and the webserver. Sprite creation is not difficult.
Use ZeroSprites to put all those little icons, logos and images you use on every or most of your webpages in one image.