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HSBC Direct Doesn’t Support Firefox 3.0 – Another Reason To Dump IE 6.0

Before I start bashing Internet Explorer 6.0, I'd like to share a story with you. I've had a high yields savings account at HSBC Direct for some time now. Now I think I know why I haven't experienced many user issues with their website before. I also use ING Direct Savings Account and Electric Orange Account for some of my banking, you know all eyes in one basket and that stuff.

WordPress 2.5+ Upload Image Error – Finally Fixed!

I know I've mentioned it before, but I've had some problems with WordPress 2.5 and their new image upload. Now I know there have been many, many, many, (well let's just say a lot) of posts and articles about how to fix this problem. But, none of them seemed to work for me. Most of them just go into the basics: setting folders with the right permissions, etc. My Set Up I won't go into detail, but I think being on Dreamhost has something to do with it, because trying all this on my local PC with XAMPP Lite on Windows XP.

Blog Theme Designers Given Up on IE 6?

Lately, I've decided to switch themes on a few of my blogs. So I started looking around for some themes that are nice and simple enough. I found about five (5) candidates and that were nice, simple and not too loud. To my surprise none of these themes worked in Internet Explorer 6.0. It seems that, lately, blog theme designers are saying a big old “screw you IE 6.0” and I don't blame them.

Stop Hating On PHP And Learn To Code Better

So here we have the timely battle that PHP faces. Frankly, I'm getting sick and tired of this. All in all, I'd have to agree with Jeff on this one, to a certain extent. They Say PHP Sucks You'll hear the same claims every single time: “Google PHP Sucks you'll see how much PHP sucks”. Oh please! This is some of what the haters usually use for the argument: “There are too many functions” PHP Isn't OOP Everything is strung together - This claim usually talks about the interaction between PHP and/or SQL In Defense of PHP The number one claim is that everything in PHP feels like it's clunky and may fall apart at any time.

Bindable Behavior Now In CakePHP Core

It's not news that Bindable Behavior has saved countless lives in terms of functionality. As of Changeset 6918 this has now been integrated into the CakePHP core. So, we'll have something to look forward to in the official release of CakePHP 1.2. Mind you, there may be a lot of other hidden gems in there, I just haven't been paying attention lately :). Most of the functionality is as we remember, with a few exceptions:

Qualtiy Website Design – 3HN Designs Review

So, you've been reading this blog for a while and you're (hopefully) picking up very valuable tips on website and web application design. But just like all other do-it-yourself (DIY) projects, no amount of tips or tutorials in isolation is going to make you an expert. So you throw your hands up in say “I'm done with this web design crap!” But, you still need a website. So what do you do?

Twitter to Bite the PHP Bullet?

One of the big things you'll hear about Ruby on Rails is that it's hard to scale. In my opinion, that's not really an issue that one should be addressing on the framework level. Scaling, in my opinion, should be something reserved for backend databases and servers. From what I've read, you should be able to slap on a MySQL proxy and an Apache load balancer in front of multiple mongrel servers, but I digress.

Do We Not Understand What Bias Means?

Somehow I don't think most people understood what my bias comparison of CakePHP vs Ruby on rails meant. The last few visitors to comments seem to have been Rails fans. One of them seems to think that I shouldn't touch Ruby on Rails with a ten foot pole and should stick with CakePHP. He doesn't want someone like me in their community. The other comment, I get the opposite vibe from.

WordPress 2.5 – The Vista of Blog Platforms

So it's been about a weeks since it was out, so I figure, why not? After all I have the WordPress Automatic Upgrade plugin, so this should be a breeze. Now this plugin makes upgrading WordPress ridiculously simple. It handles file backups, database backups, deactivating and reactivating all plugins, etc. So I go through the process and I'm not totally disappointed. There were the normal problems we have with all upgrades and some new ones:

CakePHP Auth Component – Will You Remember Me Tomorrow?

This is the third installment of my Auth Component Tutorial. This tutorial builds on the first installment, so make sure you grab the download file: CakePHP Auth 1 (4.3 KiB, 18,444 hits) You'll find it on almost every popular web site's login page; a nice lil’ checkbox that says “Remember Me”. It seems to have become a basic addition to any page with a login form. Generally, when a user logs into a web site, he's logged in until his session expires.