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MySQL Optimization - A Little Tip

Some simple suggestions Well I don't consider myself an expert, I do have experience with working with larger datasets and there are a couple of things that I always do to keep... Read more ...

Programmers finding new niches

The interesting take away from this article from the standpoint of possible business plans for people who work developing the web, is that more and more these days companies are going to be facing a r...

Sitepoint's The CSS Anthology - 101 Essential Tips, Tricks and Hacks

Rachel Andrew has put together what is described as The most complete question-and-answer book on CSS. My wife and I recently spent some time working with the book. Read in full......

Reducing HTTP Requests

The idea of reducing HTTP requests to optimize page download speed is something that I have discussed a few times on Fiftyfoureleven. Recenlty a couple of articles have been published on the topic, an...

What I Love About Macs

So I've used a Mac since way back in university, back when my parents bought me a Mac Classic II. That thing was great, I remember using Photoshop, I think it was, and all sorts of cool never-before-s...

Ri.dic.u.lous Says Rubel, I Say Not.

Steve Rubel proclaims in his post "Ri.dic.u.lous" that Yahoo won [the bookmarking app area] when they bought del.icio.us. I don't think so. Read in full......

On PHP - My Thoughts

So a couple of weeks ago I was in London at the "Future of Web Apps" conference, where I had the pleasure of bending David Heinemeier Hansson's ear about his view that PHP is the devil (whispering i...

PHP and MVC without the OOP

Over the Christmas break I came across an interesting comment in a post by fellow 9ruler Kyle Neath, where he himself states if youre looking into MVC theres an extremely high chance that any examples...

Hijacking Requests with Ajax

A nice little write-up about how to use Ajax and degrade gracefully from Jeremy Keith over at DOMscripting. Read in full......

Debugging Server Side Ajax Functions

Building Ajax enhanced applications presents new challenges in several areas of the development process. I have a couple of tricks that I have found to be useful, what do you do Read in full......

The Future of Web Apps

Ryan Carson's The future of Web Apps looks to be a hard conference to miss, if you are in the area. And while I'm on the topic... Read in full......

Tagyu Now Allows Registration

Thanks to a heads up from evariste, a little added value to the retrotag posts from the other day. Tagyu now allows user registration, which means that, once registered, you can hit there servers more...

The Search Engine Experiment

Via John Batelle, this interesting application of the three 'big' search APIs which were recently worked over here on Fiftyfoureleven. Read in full......

Retrotag Your Weblog - Tagging with the Yahoo! and Tagyu APIs (part 2)

In Part one we looked at the concept behind how to go about reatrotagging content. Here in part two, with a little cURL and PHP magic we will request our tags from Tagyu and Yahoo!. Read in full......

Retrotag Your Weblog - Tagging with the Yahoo! and Tagyu APIs (part 1)

Many people had blogs prior to the onset of tagging content. Like many others, I will be implementing the use of tags and would like to 1. retro tag old posts and 2. come up with a decent set of tags ...

Build a Site Search with the MSN Search API

Similar to the Google Search API, MSN uses SOAP to transfer data to and from it's server. Here we have a look at building a site search with the MSN Search API. Read in full......

Build a Site Search with the Google Search API

Google provides several APIs, including one for their web based search, another for their desktop toolbar, and one for their Adwords program. Here we look at creating a custom site search with PHP and...

The Google Search API

Google provides several APIs, including one for their web based search, another for their desktop toolbar, and one for their Adwords program. Here we look at creating a custom site search with PHP and...

Build a Site Search with Yahoo! Search Web Services

Looking at Yahoo!s APIs, you can see a little of that "openess" that Yahoo! CEO Terry Semel referred to at 2005's Web 2.0 conference. From images to movies to maps and search, they offer a lot of da...

Yahoo! APIs: Yahoo! Search Web Services

Looking at Yahoo!s APIs, you can see a little of that "openess" that Yahoo! CEO Terry Semel referred to at 2005's Web 2.0 conference. Not only do they have more types of information available, but t...

APIs

The latest trend towards building web based applications has brought with it an increased number of application programming interfaces (APIs). The programmer in me decided that it was about time that ...

Google, Yahoo! or MSN - Who sends you traffic

Having looked recently at the traffic from a handful of busy and not-so-busy websites, I got to wondering: there sure is a lot of talk around the web about search, and how important it is. But if that...

A Google Toolbar for Firefox

In keeping with the Google theme, this news spotted over at Zdnet Australia: Google is poised to release a version of its toolbar for the Firefox browser, according to information sent to developers o...

Communicating Effectively with Users - Part One

What exactly do I mean with the title of this article Well, in part one I'm thinking about the messages that we provide as feedback to the users of our websites. Be they error messages, help messages ...

9 Rules Networking

Networking, it gets you that job you've always wanted, that contact you needed, and sometimes it even gets you the girl ;-) Well, as of today, I get to be part of a great community as Fiftyfoureleven ...

Skype Wishlist

As Skype gains in popularity, I'm finding that I am using it more often to communicate with clients. It has an edge over simple text messaging, and better sound quality than voice on MS Messenger. Her...

Ajax From a Different Point of View

There has certainly been a lot of hubub after Jesse James Garrett posted his article defining Ajax, and from where I sit, it would appear that some people still don't get it. This has been more then j...

Link Blogs and Link Validation

For items that aren't worthy of a full weblog post but are worth sharing, more and more people are turning to a small 2-3 sentence post that links to something interesting on the web. This has proven ...

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