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  1. ems are based on the width of the letter "m" for the font you are using. bear this is mind, using different fonts will change the size too...
  2. I have recenty fallen in love with Kate No, it's not a bird, it's a rather marvellous text editor for KDE. very good in fact, it's now my editor of choice. has all the usual things like sytax highlighting, collapsible brackets/tags, you can also save projects so each time you open a project all your files pop up in tabs too, rather helpful. anyhoo, as the last few posts had mentioned quanta,i felt compelled to post. The irregular crashing of Quanta has put me off it, same with bluefish too. kate is great, never crashed once and i'm sure if it did, she would load herslef back up with all my files that were conveniently saved before exiting... sorry, i'm dribbling now, it's all tis talk of the lovely Kate. Vim is also good, but (as mentioned by just about everyone in the world) Vim is hard to get used to. so is emacs for that matter. I reckon (and this would p*ss a few people of to say the least) KDE should take apart Vim, give all those awkward commands some easier access and call it, wait for it, Kim! lol sorry i couldn't resist. see, i could play with Kate while slowly breaking in Kim, now that sounds good. lol, maybe i could even synchronise them using KitchenSync. ok pmsl.
  3. On Linux Quanta is what i use, but while in windows world i use Developers Pad. DevPad is way, way, way out of date now! (many years) i really should upgrade, ive been using it for years. its essentially a vb editor (dont ask me i never touch the stuff!) but it has syntax highlighting for 99% of the languages we are likely to use. Er, im not even trying to justify it, it is actually quite poor (!?), plus its windows only and all that, in fact i'd probably have a go at someone for suggesting it!! oops lol. but at the same time i love it. strange. Looking at Zend Studio - I'm ready to buy this when i get time to stop and think. and for a paid editor i'd want full on super duper everything, and the support (if need be) to go with it. There are plenty of free / freeware editors out there. I suppose everyone gets used to working in theirs.
  4. Excellent, thanks man EDIT: (20 minutes later) looks like a great OOP resource - maybe i'll finally understand OOP properly!
  5. Quoting czambran from post: http://www.phpfreaks.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=51603 " I recently decided that It was time for me to learn the OO capabilities of php and I bought this book:"PHP5 Power Programming" which waas co-authored by the co-creator of the php and zend engine. I highly recommend the book. " I think this is the next book i'm buying too Steelman: good idea to pin this topic, i'm hoping it will help us all.
  6. I love these threads that last forever... lol :!!!: Ive just passed my web design exam to im going to buy myself some professional website design software, i think its called frontpage, have any of you heard of it? apparently its the best software out there for making websites, all of the other programs add extra lines of code and what people call 'bloat', but not frontpage, oh no, its a lean clean web designing machine. ahahahahahah, sorry.
  7. @rebullmarky - that was at no. 3 in my list m8 - excellent book i think @bane: no probs m8 - the two books you say you are going to buy are great choices, the sams php and mysql web development book is on its 3rd edition now, make sure you get the latest ed. as some of the code in my v1 book is verydated now... cheers for now. tvc.
  8. Hi, I recived a pm today from a fellow phpfreaker regarding php books, i replied with the following, it may be of help to php peeps that are looking for a good book but are unsure of what to buy... Hi mate, no problem, heres my current list of books: 1. Sams teach yourself php in 24 hours (excellent book with some fundamental things we need to know, taught me a lot and i still occasionally look at it now). 2. peachpit press, 'php and mysql' quickstart guide (not as good as the others, they use old syntax etc) 3. sams php and mysql web development (this IS what i classed as my bible, its on its third edition now, id strongly recommend this book, absolutely great, taught me an awful lot of what i know today) 4. developers library advanced php programming (this book is quite hardcore, not too many php examples etc but has a wealth of information avout design patterns etc, 'a practical guide to developing large scale php applications' - damn good read!) 5. sybex (php freaks' eric rosebrocks book) 'creating interactive websites with php and web services' (i brought this solely because it was erics first book, to be honest its not the best book i have, but has some great chapters, plus a lot of it is familiar beacuse i have been a phpfreak for a few years now..)no disrespect to Eric what-so-ever! 6. oreilly php pocket reference - nice little 'pocket sized' (!) book outlining all f the php functions etc - nothiing that cant be found on the net but for £7 its a must have, i keep it in my laptop bag (along with apache pocket ref and mysql pocket ref - good books) I also ohave loads of other books, namely html, xhtml, javascript, dhtml, css & css2, css programers guide, linux in a nutshell, flash 5 and mx (i dont use flash anymore though) I would recommend sams or oreilly, you can guarantee a quality book from them. 99% of the books i have are by these guys and 95% of them are excellent books. stay away from the 'visual quickstart guides' (peachpit press) - it seems they write books a few years behind everyone else! hope thats enough info for you mate, take care, Stuart / theverychap.
  9. Yes, thats true, even if your directory has no index file and the browser shows your list of php files, the best anyone could do is know the exact path to your files, hack in and steal them. If anyone were to click on any of the files, or try to download them, only the output of the script gets shown, not the actual php source...
  10. Good advice from JohnnyM there too, Ron. When you are restyling your links, make sure they still look like links to your visitors, otherwise folks won't know whats a hyperlink and what's normal text.
  11. Ahahahahahah, oh my god. what. sorry, I'll just scrape myself from the floor, ahahah, excellent. honestly, I don't know who to quote here!!! Ferrol, Promark, Arenium. wicked. torture, lol shit, It's pointless even voicing my opinion, I'll let you work that one out. can you guess what it is yet...!? sorry rolferoo fans.
  12. ok, im spun right out now, i wasnt in the dreamweaver forum, i moved the topic, then an error occurred, showed me that i was in the dreamweaver forum, then posted this post twice. how very strange.
  13. unfortunately i'm not au-faix with dreamweavers way of outputting php, so unfortunately i wont be able to really help. just for the record, i used to use dreamweaver a long time ago (before php support) and quickly got tired of its rewriting of my code, so i knocked it on the head) sorry about that. im going to move this topic to the Dreamweaver forum...
  14. must say i think thats a bit complicated to just insert data with an auto-incrementing number appended to a string, could you post a bit more of the code so i can see whats ging on..?
  15. that was almost (well, was) sickening to read Eric, i cant believe everything has to turn out this way (money->power->ego->domination or jowever it goes...) but it truly is sickening, i think what you say about doing the robots.txt thing is the best plan, but then we'd need millions of people to do that before google even batted an eyelid.... so folks, if you want to start this mission: User-Agent: Googlebot Disallow: / and save as robots.txt in your web root (ie: www.yoursite.com/robots.txt) good luck with sorting out the quite scary sounding advertising thing Eric, if i can help in any way, i would be more than happy to. (im sure the rest of you would too? wouldn't you!?)
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