Archive for December, 2011

The Web Design Sketchbook, Version Three

The Web Design Sketchbook, Version Three

| December 12, 2011 | Comments (0)

Early December 2008 was when I first held a prototype of what I would later call “The Web Design Sketchbook” in my hands. It was pretty rough, had been printed using an old, slowly dying ink jet printer and was bound using a $100 Office Max binding machine. Despite its lackluster, I was ecstatic. Not […]

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HipHop Virtual Machine for PHP

HipHop Virtual Machine for PHP

| December 11, 2011 | Comments (0)

Facebook Software Engineer and HipHop for PHP team member Jason Evans provides details on Facebook’s move to a new high-performance PHP virtual machine. Described by Evans is ”a new PHP execution engine based on the HipHop language runtime that we call the HipHop Virtual Machine (hhvm).” He sees it as replacement for the HipHop PHP […]

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Keeping Your WordPress Database Healthy

Keeping Your WordPress Database Healthy

| December 6, 2011 | Comments (0)

As far as site maintenance goes most WordPress users know the importance of keeping WordPress and plugins up to date. Some also know to keep frequent site backups. Few realize there is more to website maintenance than these two tasks. The health of your WordPress database is often overlooked. To explain further, WordPress typically stores information (or […]

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Responsive Web Design, is it the Answer? or Just Responsive?

Responsive Web Design, is it the Answer? or Just Responsive?

| December 6, 2011 | Comments (0)

I have shrugged off responsive web design for some time now despite it’s growing popularity. I first came across “the concept” four years ago; at the time, responsive design required Javascript and dynamically changed stylesheets based on viewport size.  Suffice to say I have long been aware of the capability to adapt design based on […]

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