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PHP Hack – How to Detect iPhone, iPod, Andoird, Palm Pre Browsers!

One of our readers Titus just alerted me that Zedomax.com on smartphone browsers such as his iPhone will cause our e-mail newsletter lightbox to appear and make it almost impossible to get rid of.

Therefore, I’ve just put in a simple PHP code that will detect iPhone, iPod, Android, and Palm Pre browsers so there’s no more of that. Try PHP code something like below:

<?php $iphone = strpos($_SERVER[‘HTTP_USER_AGENT’],”iPhone”); $android = strpos($_SERVER[‘HTTP_USER_AGENT’],”Android”); $palmpre = strpos($_SERVER[̵

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jQuery Hack – How to Automatically Re-size Background Images!

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For web designers out there who use photos as background images, you might want to learn how to automatically re-size background images, matching the size of the browser of the user.

You can probably use a complicated javascript for that but there’s a better way, you can use a simple jQuery hack for that, see Bavota’s hack here.

I just really dig how versatile the jQuery library is and all the amazing things you can do to a Web site with it. I had to creat

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Website Design Hack – How to Test your Website for IE6 Browser Compatibility!

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Thanks to invent of Windows 7, I no longer complain about how Vista sucks but I ran into one problem, that of testing my new blog designs on IE6 browsers.  I do have an Eee PC netbook that runs IE6 still but it’s a pain to boot my netbook just to check my blog designs on the IE6.

For those of you already enjoying Windows 7, there’s a cool little free program called IETester that will let you check your

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Linux Hack – SSH/SCP HOWTOs for More Secure/Faster Linux!

As a person who manages about 10 web servers on a daily basis (yes, that’s the overworked poor me), SSH/SCP has been invaluable in having me get things done faster while keeping things secure.

For those of you who don’t know, SSH is basically a secure shell for linux systems (my web servers run linux) so you can connect to it remotely and get things done.  Of course, you will need a dedicated server of some sort because most shared web hosting companies don’t allow for SSH connections.  (or V

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WordPress DIY – How to Upgrade WordPress in 15 seconds!

For most of my life, I have been rather fond of doing things faster than every else as evidenced my the very first blog (arr HTML) post on Zedomax.com.

Upgrading my WordPress is no exception, I am always in a race with time plus I manage about 20 blogs, meaning I need to get them upgraded FAST if I want to have some time to kill later.

So, without delay, I’ve posted exactly how to u

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HowTweets – How to Find Great HOWTO/DIY Tweets on Twitter!

Well, it seems like yesterday that I launched TwitLi.st, a site that helps you find good people to follow on Twitter.   I was playing with PHP and Twitter API the other day (btw, I should have an in-depth tutorial post on that too soon), and made HowTweets.com.  (it’s basically the same code running on TwitLi.st but simpler)

Basically it’s a site where Twitter users can hashtag their tweets with #HWT, which HowTweets.com will collect and organize them according t

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Twitter Chick! [Video]

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I just spotted Twitter Chick video on YouTube, this is hilarious!

(Thanks @YunaPark for the tweet!)

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Japanese T-Shirt Company Allows DIY Custom Designs via Twitter!

Can you imagine if you could “tweet” and be able to make custom T-shirt designs?  Well, that seems highly unlikely but that’s exactly a Japanese T-shirt company is doing now.

You will have to use the custom T-shirt making language which allows you to make patterns and move them anywhere you’d like.

It’s probably going to annoy hell out of your fellow twitters but this seems like a radical idea for future machines, Twitter can become an efficient middle-man.

This

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iPhone DIY – How to Make Your First Mobile iPhone Website!

For people who want to customize their website for iPhone and other smartphone users, you might want to take a look at this great guide on how to get started.  Basically, it shows you how to blend the mobile CSS into your mobile website so it loads fast on the iPhone instead of loading the full website.

I think this is great reference as more people in the world are using smartphones.  Most good smartphones can now access your full website but in my experience, the loading tim

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Javascript DIY – How to Code Faster with jQuery Plugins!

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jQuery is basically javascript extended, helping you get things done faster instead of you trying to code javascript from scratch.  I just noticed on Twitter TripWireMagazine.com has a great blog post on Top 25 jQuery plugins that can help you finish your web project faster.

I’ve been working hard on TwitLi.st for last few weeks and regret I didn’t use any jQuery libraries ins

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