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Showing posts from November 2008

CakePHP Syntax Highlighting Helper - 01 November, 2008

Well, goals rock. You can't get anything really productive done without setting attainable goals. They help structure your thought processes, and give you direction. They keep you on track, and they pay off in the end.

I've had on my list of thin...

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CakePHP Syntax Shot Down - 01 November, 2008

It lasted almost 24 hours. You have to give it credit, thats a record breaking short lifespan for a generic helper. The CakePHP Syntax Highlighting helper that I created last night has been deemed somewhat less than useful. While its operation is ...

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Tag Cloud Quickie - 05 November, 2008

Are tag clouds really useful? Do people actually use them? Are we ditching the traditional search and find mechanisms for this messy block of varying font sizes and word lengths? Personally I don't like them, and I rarely if ever find myself using...

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Blog Archive complete, simple too! - 06 November, 2008

Not much code digging tonight, as the Archive element for the blog pages was way less complex than I had initially anticipated. What I wanted as a basic display of the months in which posts had been made, and to have them list in the side bar of t...

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Curse that Little Big Planet - 08 November, 2008

The sole reason that for the last couple of days, there has been little to no progress in development of this site, the design for the Slavitica site, cleaning of the new motorbike, and work in general... The recent release of Little Big Planet, a...

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Contact form and cleanup - 09 November, 2008

A bit of an interesting night. I haven't often gone back to my CSS and refactored to ensure its minimal, optimal, etc.. Its a worthwhile exercise, and not often done, from my experience. I've also setup the contact form. This is setup and working ...

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Recent Comments CakePHP Element - 12 November, 2008

Another little move forward in the scheme of things. I now have a Recent Comments element on some of the pages to indicate the latest 5 comments that have been made on the blog overall. I am not entirely certain that this is ideal moving forward. ...

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Emailer Component, with a twist - 13 November, 2008

Implemented the mailout facility for the Enquiries page, finally. Not that this is difficult at all, since CakePHP provides a nice ready-to-use Email Component. But with the help of Dale, I was able to devise a manner in which the Email component ...

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