Social Share is a new CakePHP plugin for creating links to share content on numerous social networks and bookmarking sites.
This is the website of Andy Carter a PHP and jQuery web developer in the Steel City. Working with CakePHP (and a bit of Textpattern and Drupal too).
A new version of arc_meta for Textpattern is now available.
Version 1.3 adds support for section and category images for open graph and Twitter cards. The limits on the length of meta titles and descriptions has also been increased, although it is recommended to keep these short to benefit from there use for SEO.
Sometimes when a user requests to download a file from your app you may want to run some pre-download logic. For example, you may want to check that the user is authenticated or perhaps log the download. Since CakePHP 2.3 this can be simply achieved using CakeResponse.
Luke Wroblewski takes a look at the user experience of password input fields; why and how to show passwords.
Passwords have long been riddled with usability issues. Because of overly complex security requirements (a minimum number of characters, some punctuation, the birthdate of at least one French king) and difficult to use input fields, password entry often results in frustrated customers and lost business.
A little over a year ago I relaunched this site with a new look and an aim of blogging more. I feel I’ve done pretty well at achieving that aim and have posted significantly more content to the blog over the course of 2014. As a result visitor numbers have increased sevenfold.
Package managers like Composer for PHP and NPM for Node have become essential tools for simplifying a developer’s life. A package manager is a tool for keeping track of what you’ve installed, as well as installing and upgrading packages. They also check for dependencies and compatibility. Bower is a package manager for the web.
A beginners guide to the task runner Gulp. Taking a look at why you should use it and why it is possibly better than Grunt.
- RT @mark_story: CakePHP 3.0.0 is almost done. Only a few more weeks to the stable release. 4 March 2015
- Microsoft's new browser Spartan in action (with Cortana integration), some neat ideas but it looks ugly! youtube.com/watch?v=Fj9QAM… #spartan 4 March 2015
- RT @showroomcinema: Today is our birthday! We’ve been showing amazing films to amazing people for 20 years! ow.ly/JRw6Y #showtime 3 March 2015
- RT @KodeLtd: Best PHP Framework 2015 Survey sitepoint.com/best-php-frame… via @sitepointdotcom 2 March 2015
- Offline-first, fast, with the sw-precache module updates.html5rocks.com/2015/02/offlin… #offlinefirst #gulp 27 February 2015