On the surface, regular expressions appear to be cryptic and confusing, but they don't have to be! In this article, I'll explain how Regex works, and show you how to go about reading and writing your own statements.
New projects aren't the only source of work you are going to encounter as a web developer. In this article, I dive into some of the ins and outs of taking over a project built by another developer.
When it comes to development, the old saying about another person's trash just doesn't apply. Let's clean up our ExpressionEngine projects for ourselves and for all the lovely developers who may end up working on it someday too.
While Expression Engine is a flexible powerhouse, there are always areas where we would like some additional features. Here's five simple ways to extend EE's flexibility with add-on Low Variable's options.
The development process has lots of pitfalls and traps, many of which can be distracting and very time consuming. This article discusses a common problem you might encounter as a developer and provides a simple way to avoid it.
We take a look at the world of hooking (code hooking that is), and show you how the Extension Hook system used by ExpressionEngine can enhance your websites and take their functionality to the next level.
To all those web designers and front end developers out there that aren't running an AMP (Apache, MySQL, PHP) package on your machine, here are a few reasons why you should drop everything right now and install one.
Version Control Systems (or VCSs) are designed to record and manage changes made to computer documents. These systems store and track changes as you move through the development life cycle of a website. The benefits of Version Control Systems are not just limited to tracking changes. If you’re not currently using a VCS, find out how much better your website build (and your life) can be.
At Q Digital Studio, we are huge fans of Nicole Sullivan's Object Oriented CSS, a methodology geared towards keeping CSS lean. Using OOCSS techniques, I've learned a trick or two to help reduce the amount of code in my CSS, and I'll pass those tips along in my two-part series, Compact CSS.
If you develop add-ons for ExpressionEngine or MojoMotor, it is only a matter of time before you need to render a view. Rendering a view can be a tricky process, and thankfully there are many great tutorials out there. But don't just get your feet wet by copy and pasting; dive right in and understand the "why," not just the "how."