I like to develop and use the knowledge that I acquired from books, web development resources etc. to make something new and useful out of it. This section is dedicated to those pieces of work that I’d like to share with the community in the hope that people try this stuff out and give me feedback. With your expertise, my dear fellow web cracks, I am able to develop myself even more…
In addition to coding, I would also like to use this section to note down several interesting and useful things – at least useful for my kind of work as a Web Developer, I guess. So if I find the time to write an article on something I consider important for my work – or for anybody that works as a Web Developer, likely you can find it in here.
This plugin displays georeferences, which are basically mentions of cities and towns, on your page on a map using Google Maps API. All you need to do, apart from installing the plugin, is wrapping the name of the city, e.g. Vancouver, in anchor-tags and setting the rel attribute to “geolinkr”.
With the use of Fire Eagle, Yahoo! Maps API, Google Weather API, GeoNames and World Time Engine, it displays information about your current location in a widget in the sidebar of your WordPress Theme.
Describing the foundations of a valid XHTML document, including DOCTYPE, XML Prolog and Character encoding.
Listing the most common meta elements to be used on an HTML page, explaining their purpose and how to use them.
A tutorial that explains how to create accessible and easy-to-style tables for displaying tabular data.
Properly marking up forms in HTML with accessibility in mind.
Collections of guidelines when writing CSS.
A collection of SEO guidlines, tips and tricks based on various resources on the internet.
Working in Web Development makes it almost inevitable at some point to get in touch with the Unix Command Line. This list of useful commands should at least make it easier for those who are used to their graphic-rich visual OS environments.
A quick introduction into PEAR, covering installation on shared host environments and a simple example.
Using Apache Rewrite Rules can turn ugly-looking URLs into meaningful and, what is even more important, SEO-friendly URLs. Some practical examples might help to figure out what they do and how they work.
Three simple cheat sheets available for download as well as links to resources to obtain more cheat sheets.