Tags: web development

Internet Explorer 7/8 Transition Please?

February 17th was the date all TV’s in the US were supposed to all… something or other… I dont care.  Here’s the new Idea.  If Congress and … friends… in the FCC can mandate a day for you to lose the significantly inferior signal of analog cable, no matter how attached you’ve become to it… get ready… could we add a little sidenote into this legislation saying… On the Same Day TV’s go Digital, If you have not joined the latter half of your decade by upgrading from Internet Explorer 5/6 to at Least IE7, you will be at risk for the following: PC initiates self-format to erase your whole fail-worthy pc. all social networking & email sites will cancel and ban your account any amount of money currently held in a bank account you check regularly online will be forfeit to web developers and designers who have spent DAYS bent over backwards trying to accomodate and coddle your blatant disregard for the progress of technology by simply clicking “UPDATE NOW,” you will be formatted from the face of the interwebz!! polariods and hard copies of photos of cherished family members will go missing! your car will develop a strange smell that you’ll never be able to put your finger on nor will you be able to ignore it! I’m no writer nor politicial anything, so I’m sure someone removed from my current irritation can easily remove the hate from this fine, fine piece of legislation.  In the words of St. John Stewart, “Make it so, monkey paw!”

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My Staff Master Joomla! 1.5 Component Has Finally Launched..

Man, I’m all over the place lately.  Actionscript 3 projects… PHP Development… what’s next?  Crochet you say?  Maybe finally master Bocce ball? So, I’ve been working on a new project as of late.  In doing a site redesign for an older site of mine, I’ve been using Joomla!Framework to structure and build the new site.  I’ve used a number of different PHP frameworks and CMS’s over the years, notably Joomla, Drupal, CakePHP, CodeIgnitor, and WordPress, and I just really, really love Joomla.  Maybe thats because I’ve spent so much time ‘under the hood’ in development, but to me, this CMS/Framework just makes sense and speeds up my development on new sites.

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PHP & Biscuits, A Commentary on Frameworks, CMS’s, and haters

Any time I’m discussing coding with a few friends, I find myself feeling like a huge coder-poser for my love of pre-made frameworks and open-source CMS’s.  As I get around to showing a client or friend the backend administration area of a site, I always cringe when they love it because I know the discussion will roll around to me saying, “yeah, I actually didn’t code all that but used an open-source content management system.” And they respond, “…oh.. well neat…”

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