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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Faster HTML/CSS Workflow with Chrome Developer Tools | Webdesigntuts+

Chrome has fast become a popular choice amongst web designers and users for its speed, ease of use and support for adopting early experimental features such as modern CSS3 properties. At the 2012 Google’s I/O conference it was announced that Chrome now has over 310 million active users – almost double the 160 million users it boasted the previous year.Google Chrome was first released on September 2nd 2008. It was introduced as a BETA for Microsoft Windows XP and later versions, by 2009 Google had released Beta versions for both OS X and Linux. Google Chrome 5.0 was announced on May 25th 2010. This marked the first stable released to support all three platforms.One of the reasons for its popularity amongst web designers and developers is the developer tools which bundle with the browser. These developer tools allow us to test and debug code easily and efficiently. Without these tools your workflow might be a lot more difficult.

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Grocery Crud for CodeIgniter

Grocery crud is probably one of the easiest ways to build your database calls for CodeIgniter and its just been updated.

The version 1.2.2 is mostly a maintenance release so it is more about bug fixes.
However, as each version new features has been added:

  • The button “Save and go back to list” that lot of users where expecting . It simply redirects you to the list after saving.
  • The “unset_list” . This functionality does not only unset the list (or else the datagrid), it is also disable the user to access to the list, so this means that any button “go back to list”, “Success go back to list”… e.t.c is not there.

For more you can also take a look of the changes that has been made below:

  • Adding Dutch language.
  • Adding a new method “unset_back_to_list”. Unsets everything that has to do with buttons or links with go back to list message.
  • #28 – Change the hardcoded JavaScripts and CSS with variables.
  • #25 – Adding a new method “unset_list”. Unsets the first list and the ajax_list and gives an exception error for the user that tries to access it.
  • Adding a new button/feature “save and go back to list”. When a user press the button “save and go back to list” it is automatically redirect you to the list page when a successful save is done.
  • Adding the default_per_page at the config file. This specifies the first visit per page that a user should see at the list page. For example 25 rows per page.
  • #13 – The list search and ordering is not working with the n-n relation columns.
  • Small bug fixes:
    • #20 – Pressing tab and enter after adding a date or a datetime field it clears the date.
    • #21 – By default the texteditor transform the utf8 to html entities.
    • #22 – Doesn’t recognize that a tinyint 1 or int 1 can just take a numeric value more than 1.
    • #23 – When we use $crud->where() method it doesn’t work as expected with the flexigrid search.

You can download the new version here.

Which responsive images solution should you use? | CSS-Tricks

There are a bunch of techniques going around for dealing with responsive images lately. That is, solutions to help us serve the right image for the occasion (e.g. size of screen and bandwidth available). They all do things a bit differently. To keep track, Christopher Schmitt and I have created this spreadsheet of techniques.

The spreadsheet has the data, but let’s digest it through thinking about it through the lens of practical questions.

To choose which technique is right for you and your project these questions may help as a guide. Many of the questions may apply to your project, so you’ll have to sort out which techniques fit what scenarios and find the overlap.

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Sublime Text

Over the years I have used quite a few different editors for coding. GoLive, Dreamweaver, Notepad++, Homesite (many moons ago) to name a few. But having used sublime text over the last few weeks I have to admit I am hooked on it.

It’s fast, very fast in fact, has different skins to suit you’re own needs, snippets built in to speed up your coding and if you have used textmate/e-texteditor before you can just drop in the snippets for those and your good to go. There is a huge list of packages to enhance it even further.

Sublime 2 is in beta at the moment but it is fully functional to use. If you use it for a day to check it out, you like me will probably start using it all the time. And the price? Well you can use it for free if you wish with just a nag screen coming up now and then, but at $59 it’s worth every penny of the licence fee!

For those of you who need WYSIWYG editors, this is not for you but you can buy Dreamweaver for $399!