Must-Read For Web Developers: PHP Tips To Improve Your Programming

On February 21st, 2012, wrote:

PHP programming is the most widely used programming language for Web applications. Many of the most popular websites today are built on PHP, while others contain scripts and projects built on this acclaimed programming language. Since its inception in 1995, PHP programming has become the favorite of all web developers. Every second web application has been made on the PHP platform, making it mandatory for a web developer to have some tricks up his or her sleeve: the more in-depth the knowledge, the more satisfying the result. You, too, can improve your proficiency and make your codes more responsive by having some aces up your sleeve. Here are some tips and tricks that PHP users can incorporate into their projects: Use a Cheat Sheet of SQL Injection Using an SQL injection can make your web applications more secure and foolproof. Every web developer should be aware that good security practices are important in today’s web world. SQL injection will not – Read the full article

Dreamweaver or Nothing for Website Developers?

On June 16th, 2011, wrote:

First of all, this is not a recommendation for Dreamweaver. If the title sounds like a covert suggestion to use Dreamweaver, please accept my apologies. All I want to do is tell readers why Dreamweaver is such a big hit amongst developers when it comes to creating websites and web applications. So without wasting any more of your time, here goes: Single Panel – Multiple Designs Dreamweaver CS5.5 offers you a feature known as ‘Multiscreen Preview Panel’. This feature allows a single panel view for styling and visualize rendering for not only the PC but also for smartphones and even tablets like the Apple iPad. This has made the job easier for developers to corroborate styles and data and ensure that a particular website design is compatible across various platforms and devices. Faster and Simpler Integration of Interactivity What do people want from their websites these days? They are looking for better interactivity, yet another reason why website developers love – Read the full article

The Highlights of WordPress as a Blogging Platform

On May 4th, 2011, wrote:

WordPress is arguably today’s most popular blogging platform – for reasons that the most brilliant Web programmers and developers or novice bloggers and startup business marketers can appreciate. Actually, WordPress is popular for reasons that even search engine giant Google can appreciate. Matt Cutts – the well-known SEO guru and Webmaster behind Google (which, by the way, has Blogger as its own blogging platform) – even went so far as to praise WordPress, saying that: “WordPress takes care of 80 to 90 percent of (the mechanics of) Search Engine Optimization (SEO).” But we’re getting ahead of ourselves – let’s go into more detail about SEO later. For now, let’s go through the list of highlights of WordPress as a blogging platform. Getting Started The process of signing up for WordPress is simple and easy enough. The most awesome part? It’s free. WordPress is open-source software, which means that you don’t have to pay any license fees to use the core – Read the full article

Magento Books: Compiled List of Guide Books on Magento eCommerce

On October 24th, 2010, wrote:

Magento is, perhaps, today’s most evolved e-Commerce platform. If you’ve been reading this blog, then you’ll know by now how much we here at Lakeshore Branding love the solution. Magento e-Commerce’s flexibility, rich feature set, SEO-friendly capabilities, and comprehensive merchandising and marketing features make it an ideal platform of online stores and sellers (regardless of size) as well as for shoppers (regardless of demographic or budget). Looking to design, develop, implement, or fully customize your own Magento-powered store? Don’t worry yourself sick trying to figure it out by yourself. (Newbie-ness doesn’t have to be so awful.) There’s a bunch of Magento e-Commerce books – by Varien, the official developer, and by independent programmers and designers – that should help you every step of the way, no matter your level of skill and expertise in Magento. Yes, books: these are still as good an educational tool as any. We’ve compiled a list of the best of them. Take a look: Magento – Read the full article