Cleaning up the target=”_blank” in your WordPress post

Like many of you I love WordPress but it neglects to offer a good alternative for the good old target=”_blank” for opening a link in a new window or tab.

Like many of you I love WordPress and although the system itself returns some beautiful HTML it neglects to offer a good alternative for the good old target=”_blank” for opening a link in a new window or tab. Continue reading “Cleaning up the target=”_blank” in your WordPress post”

A week with CouchDB

I’ve been watching the NoSQL movement closely over the last year and after the 1.0 release of CouchDB I decided to take a closer look at this distribution.

I’ve been watching the NoSQL movement closely over the last year and after the 1.0 release of CouchDB last week I decided to take a closer look at this particular distribution. Continue reading “A week with CouchDB”

Using PHP to retrieve the Google Pagerank of any domain

Whilst working on a semi-automated directory submitter I wanted to automatically retrieve the Pagerank for those directories. So I wrote a PHP class for it.

Whilst working on a semi-automated directory submitter I wanted to automatically retrieve the Google Pagerank for those directories. After some searching and trying out different scripts I found one that was fast, efficient and didn’t drain the server’s resources. Continue reading “Using PHP to retrieve the Google Pagerank of any domain”

Why I don’t use closing PHP tags

Never use closing tags in PHP, they add unnecessary whitespace which could seriously mess up your website or application. Plus they’re not required.

I got a question by a fellow programmer last tuesday about why I don’t use closing PHP tags. First of all, PHP doesn’t require it, so you even save a few bits on your total filesize. But the most important reason is that it prevents additional whitespace that could really mess up your website or application. Continue reading “Why I don’t use closing PHP tags”