Tuesday, April 15, 2008

HeidiSQL - GUI app for working with MySQL databases

HeidiSQL is an easy-to-use interface and a "working-horse" for web-developers using the popular MySQL-Database. It allows you to manage and browse your databases and tables from an intuitive Windows® interface.

there's a portable version (BETA) here:

another SQL tool here:

Monday, April 14, 2008

Ajax + PHP shoutbox tutorial

A beginner's guide to PHP

how to strip punctuation characters from a web page with PHP

Here ya go:

Installing PHP 4 and PHP 5 concurrently on 1 XP PC with a single Apache 2 installation

Both on port 80!!!

TCPDF - another PHP PDF creator

maybe worth a look:

direct link:

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Quick 800x600 browser resize in FireFox

Instant search in PHP / HTML and other documentation

Create site tours with Amberjack

"Amberjack is a lightweight Open Source library, enabling webmasters to create cool site tours.

By guiding your site visitors, Amberjack tours can greatly improve the usability of your website.

The Amberjack JavaScript library is lightweight (~4K), stable, LGPL licensed, browser compatible, set up in 2 minutes & super-easy to customize.

Best of all, nothing must be installed or learned. Use the Tour Wizard to create great looking and helpful tours for your site or intranet application."

Failover Database Connection with PHP + mySQL

How to fix a dead pixel perhaps?

These methods may be useful or they may be waffle I'm unsure as I have no dead pixels luckily but if you're stuck with a dead pixel or two, you might try them:

eyeOS - a new web-browser based operating system..

"eyeOS is a new kind of Operating System, where everything resides on a web browser. With eyeOS, you will have your desktop, applications and files always with you, from your home, your college, your office or your neightboor's house. Just open a web browser, connect to your eyeOS System and access your personal desktop and all your stuff just like you left it last time."

Weezo - easy portable home web server that can automatically stream videos and audio / webcam etc.

you can just share out some folders in Weezo and then if there's a video file or an audio file the user picks in the browser, weezo will just convert it on the fly and stream it out. It can also be setup quite simply to view your webcam online etc. - There's some SSL encryption too but I can't see it being the most secure software ever. I've used it for simple things on the lan like streaming videos to my WII via opera browser and the quality wasn't great over wireless but you can custom set the quality so maybe over a wired connection it would be better.

Either way, it's worth a look.

Check it out at