Web Development

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  • Posted on February 22, 2018

Improving Website Pagination Speed with MySQL

Nearly every website implements some sort of pagination of data. Pagination is the process of splitting large sets of information into multiple pages (i.e. search results, emails, etc). In most cases for pagination to work, the total number of items for the dataset must be calculated to know total number of pages. This is commonly done by performing two SQL queries, one to receive the data for the current page and another to count the total number of rows to later calculate the total number of pages.
  • Posted on September 5, 2017

Prevent Sending HTTP Referer Headers from Your Website

When a user leaves your website through a link or HTTP redirect, a HTTP header of the current page the user is coming from is attached to the new request. In most cases, this isn’t harmful, but there are situations where the URL should be hidden. In this tutorial, you will learn of a few different methods to obscure or remove the HTTP Referer header from the request. Keep in mind that some of these options may not always work.
  • Posted on September 4, 2017

Get Hugo to Show Content from Multiple Sections

In this tutorial, you will learn how to grab pages from multiple sections on your Hugo site and display them in a single list. There are many reasons why this may be used. For instance, if you have a section called “tutorial” and another section called “news”, you may want to combine both sections together on your homepage to display all of the recent combined posts. There are a few ways to go about displaying multiple sections in a single list in Hugo, but I will go over the two that I use frequently.
  • Posted on December 29, 2016

Pack of Shortcodes for Hugo

Today I’m releasing a pack of custom shortcodes for Hugo. A shortcode is a special tag added to a post that will embedded content or add HTML to a post instead of having to manually add the HTML. A few examples of shortcodes include YouTube, Vimeo, and GitHub Gists. The pack I created adds the ability to embed Google Maps, Box Document Preview, Pastebin, Twitch videos, Twitch livestreams, and JSFiddle.
  • Posted on February 21, 2015

PHP - Check if Production or Sandbox

When developing a site, it’s usually best to work on it on a local sandbox (development) server. This will allow you to quickly test the site without having to upload the files. Also, when working on a sandbox server, you have full control of the software that is running. This lets you test the code on various platforms, servers, PHP versions, and all sorts of other stuff. But there is a down side to working on a local server, it’s that when you are finished you usually have to modify the configuration file and maybe a few other files so that it will work on the production server.