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Generating URLs in PHP

Generating URLs in PHP

It is almost never a good idea to manually write URLs on your website. Just like text strings, if for any reason [you want to update them it becomes a nightmare](http://idiallo.com/blog/organizing-strings-in-php).

Organizing your strings in PHP

Organizing your strings in PHP

In a programming environment like PHP, there are chances you are dealing with strings all over your code. Whether it is to throw an error, or simply notify your users of something that happened, you have to send text messages as strings.

The first 100 hours

The first 100 hours

Even if you know the rule, you will still be frustrated. The first hundred hours are full of surprises, full of confusion, full of frustration. No matter how many times I start learning new things, I have a hard time dealing with this frustration. But that's ok.

Expertly blind

Expertly blind

As programmers, we work in a field where it is hard to claim to be an expert. Technology constantly changes, and readjustment is a necessity. I read an interesting experiment [on nautilus](http://nautil.us/issue/27/dark-matter/why-we-cant-get-over-ourselves) just the other day, here is how it goes.

How bad is bad UX?

How bad is bad UX?

As programmers, we tend to neglect the side of the business where there are people involved. You see great programmers that won't dare touch frontend code even with a yard stick. I worked as a frontend developer and I am still afraid of the user interface.

Catering to the busy man

Catering to the busy man

Today, anything that is not instant is not worth it. The title of the book is "Don't make me think!" If you make me think than you are doing it wrong. Not to say that intuitive design is bad, but if done wrong it can be a direct contributor to the microwave mentality.

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JavaScript Collection

Learn tips and tricks that will turn you into an Awesome® Javascript Dev.

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Get computed style

Sometimes you want to get the width of an element, and the obvious way of getting it does not work. element.style.width; // (empty string) Yeah, I know it s…

Are you new to JavaScript?

JavaScript can be a little bit challenging at first. There are a few things that once mastered will make your journey smoother. These are the little things that I want to explain to you here. I make the frustrating things as friendly as possible so you don't have to stress over it.

Photography

Every little corner has a story. Sometimes a camera tells the story and a picture is worth a thousand words.

There are professional photographers and then there is me who happens to have a camera on my phone. Here's to what came out.