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19Mar2009
Easily convert characters to HTML entities Thumbnail

Easily convert characters to HTML entities

Posting code within a comment or post can often be a royal pain! Converting every instance of an HTML bracket from "<" and ">" to "&lt;" and "&gt;", is not only frustrating but a complete waist of time. Fortunately, there are a few websites out there that will do the dirty work for us.

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13Mar2009
Dynamic page caching with PHP and output buffering Thumbnail

Dynamic page caching with PHP and output buffering

A while back I created a portfolio website for a friend of mine, Andrew Holder. As his artwork grew in popularity, traffic to his site began to erupt. The portfolio section of the site is pulled dynamically from a database. When experiencing traffic spikes, the connection to the database would fail, exceeding the maximum connections allowed. Not good.

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10Mar2009
Extensive list of jQuery lightbox / modal plugins Thumbnail

Extensive list of jQuery lightbox / modal plugins

With the ever-growing popularity of jQuery and the ubiquitous use of lightboxes throughout the internet, I figured why not compile a list? Well, here it is!

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