Managing your Site’s Accessibility for Search Engines | Webdesigntuts+

Your site is useless if it can’t be indexed by search engines. If you want it to show up in the search results, you need to make sure that it can be accessed by search engines. However, sometimes you’ll want to restrict access to certain parts of your site, perhaps you want to hide irrelevant pages or private documents. In this article you’ll learn how to manage your site’s accessibility for search engines via a robots.txt file or the robots meta tag.

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20 All Too Common Coding Pitfalls For Beginners | Nettuts+

Regardless of our current skill level, we all were beginners at one point in time. Making classic beginner mistakes comes with the territory. Today, we’ve asked a variety of Nettuts+ staff authors to chime in with their list of pitfalls and solutions – in a variety of languages.Learn from our mistakes; don’t do these things!

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An Introduction to Views & Templating in CodeIgniter | Nettuts+

Views are a key ingredient in any MVC application, and CodeIgniter applications aren’t any different. Today, we’re going to learn what a view is, and discover how they can be used to create a templating solution for your CodeIgniter projects.The first part of this tutorial will educate complete beginners to CodeIgniter on what a view is, and how to use them in a typical application. The second half will discuss the motivations for finding a templating solution, and guide the reader through the necessary steps for creating a simple, yet effective templating library. Interested? Let’s get started!

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Creating a Flat-File Blog Engine Using Slim | Nettuts+

In this article, we will learn how to create a flat file blog engine in PHP using the Slim framework. If you don’t understand the jargon, don’t worry. We’re simply going to create a spartan blogging application, which utilizes text files instead of a database to store data.

If you’re a beginner, fret not! We will start with the basics of using Slim. Let’s get started after the jump!

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Codeigniter from scratch

Recently a friend of mine asked me to show them how to build a website! But how can you teach someone with no experience who wants not just a static website but a fully dynamic website.

Not easy to answer, but a start would be to point them towards a framework which is not only very well documented but is pretty easy to learn. Don’t get me wrong php take years to master, but frameworks take the brunt out of most of the coding and allow you to concentrate on what you want to create without having to worry about all the security etc.

Before I even begin to help my friend to start coding the website in question I am going to point her to the tutsplus websites so she can view some great tutorials. The tutsplus websites are excellent with a wide range of subjects covered. But for my purposes considering I am going to be building this website along side my friend the CodeIgniter from scratch series will be the first port of call. This is going to be the starting point for her where she will be able to learn the basics in her own time!

I will continue to post on how the website build goes. Hopefully it will not be to stressful to get it completed!