Tag Archives: Programming

How to Cleanup a php.ini File

If like me, you hate programmer comments and like to keep your files super clean and straight to the point when you’re working on personal projects or projects only you manage and you also manage your PHP settings from a php.ini file, this how-to may be for you. Using an advanced text editor like TextWrangler […]

The New Twitter API v1.1 Nightmares Solved!

Skip the reading, and get to (hopefully) the solution you’ve been looking for after scouring the internet in a headache-inducing rage seeing no help in sight for the past several hours… Two things are 100% true, progress is inevitable and people hate change. I should state upfront that I’m a web designer, not a programmer […]

Web: A Needle in a Haystack Industry

The web is a truly unstoppable industry, growing exponentially and completely unaffected (in my opinion) by the economy like other tangible industries, construction and real estate for example. It’s a global community with little to no overhead. It’s never mattered how any specific city, state, country, or even continent is doing, because I’ve reached them […]

The Coding Brain

Learning a coding language, in my opinion, is very similar to learning a spoken language. You need to learn how to read and write it well (perhaps not fluently, but well) in order for yourself, as well as others, to understand what you’re communicating. The way a server or browser might not be able to […]

Boilerplate vs Framework vs Theme

I’ll mostly be referring to WordPress themes and the three common styles you’ll find in the repo. However, the same basic ideas apply to all website templates and web design in general. This is what each means to me and does not necessarily represent what everyone else in my industry thinks. It’s a bit subjective, […]

Free vs Free in Software

Lately, I’ve been researching different content and software licenses and the philosophies behind them. I was a bit surprised by my findings. First, I’ll explain the two different “frees”. Free Free Software — as in $0.00, costs nothing to download. This is the most common use. I’ll refer to as $free from here on out. […]

W3C Obsession and the Return of target=”_blank”

It was a very dark time in web design history, it was the time of XHTML Strict code and the obsession with W3C validation, which had made us slaves to the almighty goal of standards-compliance. My name is Bryan Hadaway, and I was a W3C junkie. I had to see that green. If I didn’t […]

My Coding Code of Ethics

Quick and Dirty I loathe licensing. All the code I write and share on my blog (unless otherwise noted) is public domain (wiki). In short, that means there is no license whatsoever, no limitations, and you do not need to ask permission. My writings, ideas, theories, opinions, observations, creations, projects, experiments, etc., however, are of […]

iMacros is Amazing

Automate Everything. Every online professional should be using iMacros for Firefox, which is simply amazing. I was first introduced to it when I was working on a client’s Facebook account, and their profile’s wall was from top to bottom, full of other people’s advertising posts. Naturally, these should and need to be cleaned up. After […]