// 11.Jan.2009

The New Front Page

If you’ve visited the Urban Mainframe website a few times, as opposed to reading the articles in an RSS reader, you may have noticed that the layout of the front-page recently changed. I have opted for a more compact format for the page and have reworked my Loop so that I can adjust the page a little more easily.
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// 28.Dec.2008

3 Ways to Compress CSS Files Using PHP

CSS files can quickly become very long and large files take time to load. Cats Who Code have compiled 3 interesting ways of compressing CSS files by using PHP. But I have to ask, why not just GZIP the files on the server prior to delivery - isn’t that how we’re supposed to play?

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// 27.Dec.2008

5 Helpful Tips for Creating Secure PHP Applications

PHP is one of the most popular programming languages for the web. Sometimes a feature-friendly language can help the programmer too much, and security holes can creep in, creating roadblocks in the development path. Here are 5 tips to help you avoid some common PHP security pitfalls and development glitches.

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