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Yaml and PHP: Simple yet powerful

By Mike Wenger / Posted 12.3.2013 / In Code, PHP, Tips, Code Tips / 1 comment

In the search for a simple yet flexible method for storing content, creating configuration files and serving a myriad of other purposes, YAML does the trick.

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How to configure your local MAMP environment to run under an HTTPS connection brought to you by The META Q

How to configure your local MAMP environment to run under an HTTPS connection

By Clinton Reeves / Posted 10.29.2013 / In Code, Code Process, Tips, Code Tips / 0 comments

Information security isn't just for production level systems. In this article, we'll walk you through setting up your local MAMP Stack to run under an SSL Connection.

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Solving zip extraction without SSH

By Clinton Reeves / Posted 8.20.2013 / In Code, PHP, Tips, Code Tips / 2 comments

Sometimes the easiest solutions take the longest time to come up with. In this article, Meta Q contributor Clinton Reeves walks you through a quick and easy way to extract a zip file via PHP.

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Custom Virtual Hosts for your MAMP or WAMP Server

By Clinton Reeves / Posted 6.18.2013 / In Code, Tips, Code Tips / 2 comments

In this article, we'll walk you through how to quickly configure custom Virtual Hosts for your local WAMP/MAMP Server.

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Editing Safecracker Entries with Ajax

By Mike Wenger / Posted 5.9.2013 / In Code, ExpressionEngine, jQuery, Tips, Code Tips / 0 comments

Once you know the details, adding ajax to a Safecracker form in ExpressionEngine is surprisingly simple.

An AJAX / jQuery experiment with functional a-synchronicity brought to you by The META Q

An AJAX / jQuery experiment with functional a-synchronicity

By Clinton Reeves / Posted 1.15.2013 / In Code, jQuery, Tips, Code Tips / 0 comments

Can AJAX be used to effectively decrease page load times on Javascript intensive sites? Find out about a little thing we like to call "functional a-synchronicity."

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An AJAX shopping cart

By Clinton Reeves / Posted 12.11.2012 / In Code, HTML, jQuery, Tips, Code Tips / 0 comments

Have you ever wondered how all of those sites out there submit forms without reloading the page and in turn, run a sweet little animation? The answer is AJAX. And it's very easy to use. This introductory tutorial walks you through setting up AJAX based form submissions for a shopping cart.

Web Font Performance: Which method reigns supreme on the web? brought to you by The META Q

Web Font Performance: Which method reigns supreme on the web?

By Mike Wenger / Posted 12.4.2012 / In Tips, Code Tips / 4 comments

With several options for web fonts, via @font-face or APIs, the question is which method is best when performance is key.

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Pushing performance with EngineHosting’s CDN for assets

By Mike Wenger / Posted 10.30.2012 / In Tips, Code Tips / 0 comments

Large sites require a strong attention to details to maximize performance. One great way to speed things up is to load up your assets into a CDN, like the ones at EngineHosting.

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How to fix the secure RSS glitch in Outlook

By Clinton Reeves / Posted 9.25.2012 / In Code, Code Process, Tips, Code Tips / 0 comments

Microsoft's Outlook RSS Aggregator does not play nicely with RSS feeds running under a SSL. In this article, I'll walk you through the problem and the solution.

Rackspace cloud sites: Hidden SQL file upload cheat brought to you by The META Q

Rackspace cloud sites: Hidden SQL file upload cheat

By Clinton Reeves / Posted 8.21.2012 / In Code, Tips, Code Tips / 2 comments

Rackspace Cloud is a very popular and fantastic web host used by many business and web developers. As with all services, it does have a few quirks. In this article, we'll show you an easy way to overcome the 16meg file upload cap they have implemented in phpMyAdmin.

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