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Rescue Me: Help in Trying Times for Linux or Windows Users

Ever been caught without that "rescue disk" and thought that everything was lost, that you have no options but to reinstall the operating system? Well don't do it just yet.

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Sustainable Web Design

Use PHP,CSS and MySQL to create dynamic web content. This will allow for the separation of presentation and content and the ability to create an economical web site that is easily updated and maintained.

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Modular Web Design

A modular approach to page design can save time in developing and maintaining a web site. A page template may be created and the different components of the page plugged in where appropriate. No tools other than a text editor are required.

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Installing MySQL and MySQLGraphic Under Windows

MySQLGraphic is an open-source Java application that provides a graphical interface for MySQL databases under Linux or Windows. MySQL is a powerful, open-source database commonly used for web applications. Getting started with MySQL can be a daunting task especially if you are not very familiar with SQL.

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Reduce the Size of Images

So you've scanned some photos or downloaded them from your digital camera and you want to post them on your web site. You will need to reduce the size of your image file before you upload it - even if you and all your friends have high speed connections.

Listeners in Java

This article seeks to demystify listener interfaces in Java. For example, if you have come to Java from Visual Basic, listeners can seem confusing. If you use a button in VB it comes ready-made with a click event. The programmer doesn't have to worry about how or where mouse or keyboard events will be processed. Not so in Java. Objects are not already event-enabled.

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These articles give technical insight into the way softcoded creates web sites. The subjects covered include use of databases, Cascading Style Sheets, modular development, search engine optimization and other relevant issues. Consistent web design principles are demonstrated throughout.

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DocsLite for SQLite  (pdf)
Using Pandoc with DocBook  (pdf)
The xmllint Shell  (pdf)
mysqldump for Developers  (pdf)
Getting Started with Nutch  (pdf)
OpenWrt Logs  (pdf)
Installing Solr  (pdf)
Kobo EPUBs  (pdf)
The Compleat CouchDB  (pdf)
MariaDB Debian Packages  (pdf)
Installing MariaDB on Maverick Meerkat  (pdf)
PHP Subject/Observer  (pdf)
"Buy Now" Button  (pdf)
Using MySQL with PDO  (pdf)
OOP in PHP5  
Interview: Wez Furlong  
php|works Conference  
Programming PHP 2/e  
PHP is Hot  
Open Sources 2.0  
PHP Security  (pdf)
php | works 2005  
Open Source for the Enterprise  
Test Driving Linux  (pdf)
Firefox Hacks  
Using cURL  (pdf)
MySQL Queries  (pdf)
The CSS Cookbook  
Security & Paypal  (pdf)
Using PHP-Nuke  (pdf)
PHP 5  (pdf)
Error Class  (pdf)
An Access Front-End to MySQL  (pdf)
Upgrading Access  (pdf)
Web Design Using HTML-Kit Part 2  (pdf)
Web Design using HTML-Kit  (pdf)
Don't Get Spoofed  (pdf)
Java Help Files  (pdf)
Search Engine/Directory Submission  (pdf)
Using htmlArea  (pdf)
Rescue Me  (pdf)
Sustainable Web Design  (pdf)
Modular Web Design  (pdf)
Installing MySQLGraphic  (pdf)
Reduce Image Size  
Listeners in Java  (pdf)
E-Commerce with PHP and PayPal  (pdf)
Search Engine Friendly Web Design  (pdf)
Install & Customize phpBB  (pdf)
Lies, Damned Lies and SQL  (pdf)