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Using jQuery to highlight required fields - 20 March, 2009

One of the things that can get to be a pain in the bum to manage is the little indicator element that your designer has chosen to indicate required fields in a form.

The designer I am currently working with likes to use an asterisk to indicate a ...

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CakePHP fieldsets to keep your forms organized - 20 March, 2009

This one is pretty simple, but useful for keeping things organised and easy to understand for your users when going through longer form sets.

The fieldset element isn't used as much as it should be. Its great for grouping content, and allowing a ...

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CakePHP CakeFest 2009 Berlin - 24 March, 2009

Look out Berlin! You're going to be invaded by hoards of eager to learn CakePHP nerds.. I don't know how one prepares for that kind of scenario.

CakeFest is exciting. Being somewhat remote here in Australia, and with finances not so great at the ...

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Calling all iPhone users for App ideas - 25 March, 2009

For those of you that know me well enough, you already know that I have bought into the Apple Developer program and have been building some basic little apps to test out Objective C, the iPhone SDK and the device in general. Code to date can be fo...

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Ditching enum for something more portable and maintainable with CakePHP - 27 March, 2009

It's one of those questions that I see more and more these days in the CakePHP IRC Channel: "Why doesn't schema support enum?". The reason is that the portability of the enum storage type is not complete. In the interest of keeping portability at ...

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Book meme #1 - 31 March, 2009

The rules: Grab the nearest book to you, using no discrimination or judgement, just the nearest book. Open to page 56, and quote the 5th sentence from that page.

This is the first time that I have done this, so here we go...

"First it ascertains...

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