9 Jun 2009 1 Comment

5 Biggest Misconceptions About AJAX

AJAX was, and remains, the hottest buzzword in web development. This will continue to hold true for the foreseeable future, and for good reason; sites which use it are pretty slick. Yet the acronym, which stands for Asynchronous JavaScript and XML, continues to be misused and misplaced. Have you made one of these all-too-common mistakes? […]
22 May 2009 2 Comments

How to Make a CAPTCHA with PHP and GD

An intro to CAPTCHAs Captcha is an acronym for Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart. You’ll likely recognize them as Security Images, a series of random letters or numbers, which you have to enter when sending data on most websites. This verifies that you are a human, and not a […]
11 May 2009 No Comments

mod_rewrite – An Introduction to URL Rewriting

mod_rewrite is a powerful URL Rewriting Engine for the Apache web server. Although available in varying forms in other server software, this post will focus on the Apache rewriting engine. What is URL Rewriting? In short, mod_rewrite allows for a the server to respond in a specific way based on conditions met by the URL. […]