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Random webpage loaded from a list every 10 mins?

Clever web coding ninjas: I require an html webpage to be loaded from a list / directory at random every ten minutes. This cycle repeats indefinitely, with the next random page being pulled up automatically for as long as the browser is open. [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on May 8, 2014 - 21 answers

Create downloadable iCal files in PHP/MySQL/Bootstrap?

I have a PHP webpage that lists events happening at a conference by reading from a MySQL database. Is there an easy way to have PHP create downloadable iCal files so people can download individual events to their iphones/Androids etc., without my having to create individual event files, and without setting up a bunch of Google Calendar items to link to? (more detailed explanation inside.) [more inside]
posted by dnash on Apr 30, 2013 - 16 answers

Help me create a 10 hour coding project to assess contractors for hire

I'm trying to hire a full time coder for my business. I build, maintain, and remodel my own portfolio of websites (PHP, JS, WP, HTML, CSS, MySQL, etc). Once I have a few candidates I would like to assign them all the same small (paid) project so that I may assess their abilities. What should the test include? All candidates will be US-Based. $6000/mo budget cap. [more inside]
posted by Th!nk on Mar 20, 2013 - 5 answers

How can a schlump like me learn PHP in the shortest possible time?

I didn't ask for this! My employer is moving me to a position that will require a working knowledge of PHP development, but my skills are nowhere near up to snuff. "You learn quick, just pick it up" they say! I don't know where they got the idea that I DO in fact learn quickly, but I guess now I have to! So what can a guy like me do to pick up at least a passable proficiency relatively quickly? I can put in the hours, but I would rather put in the hours efficiently, if you know what I mean.
posted by Willie0248 on Mar 12, 2013 - 13 answers

Immediate PHP programming interview prep.

I have a programming job interview TOMORROW. Can you help a fellow out? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 4, 2013 - 3 answers

What PHP frameworks and libraries make you more productive?

New PHP project in the works that I'm going to us as an excuse to learn a new-to-me framework. Kohana and Laravel are at the top of my list, but is there anything else I should consider? The project will be relatively simple, so a microframework might also be appropriate. [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Aug 31, 2012 - 5 answers

Actually PHP, your mom is an unexpected T_ELSE

PHP / Wordpress filter: I need to hide some aspects of my site behind if ( is_user_logged_in() ) functions, but being a newbie to PHP I don't think I'm getting the syntax right. Specific code is beneath the jump. [more inside]
posted by codacorolla on Aug 31, 2012 - 4 answers

Wordpress Workflow

I'm designing a custom Wordpress theme as part of a project. In addition to the typical Wordpress install, there's also going to be a social media plug-in on top of it (which has already been picked out and installed by another member of the project). This is the most complicated bit of web development that I've done, so I'm curious: what sort of workflow should I set up to make things easy on myself? [more inside]
posted by codacorolla on Jun 19, 2012 - 3 answers

How do I code a website to use Twitter as an interface?

How do I code a site to parse direct msg tweets, act on them, and then reply? [more inside]
posted by dvrcthewrld on May 8, 2012 - 8 answers

I want to make something beautiful, but I need some help with this paintbrush here.

I want to make an awesome web resource, but have hit a wall on the technical side of it and need to know what to ask for. I want to make an image with a slider that reveals and hides different triggerable pop-ups depending on where you move the slider. [more inside]
posted by history is a weapon on Mar 29, 2012 - 25 answers

Help me become a web developer, fellow web developers!

In what order should I learn technologies for web development? There're so many! [more inside]
posted by jasondbarr on Jan 21, 2012 - 21 answers

Where to start, and why?

I want to start a serious and large scale (for me, anyway) web project. Could you help me decide between CodeIgnitor and Symfony, as well as figure out tools/scripts/libraries/methods for some of the goals I have for the site? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Jul 29, 2011 - 6 answers

POST the username and password to the login method

How do it "Simply POST the username and password to the login method" (preferbly using PHP)? [more inside]
posted by kaozity on Jun 8, 2010 - 5 answers

Dynamic content swapping without reloading the page

I'm building a website in which part of the page remains static, and part of the page is swapped out using server side includes. Is there a way to do this that doesn't make the page jump up to the top when a link is clicked? [more inside]
posted by Phire on Mar 13, 2010 - 10 answers

PHP Form Designer and Manager

Need help finding an easy-to-use web page form designer and/or manager for PHP, etc. with a few specific features. Can't seem to find them all in one place. [more inside]
posted by VuMastr on Feb 15, 2010 - 4 answers

Simple suggestion engine

Looking for an existing script to do some data matching and suggesting. Sort of like a very simplified Netflix suggestion engine. [more inside]
posted by jonah on Dec 11, 2009 - 4 answers

How do I pass form data between pages and have it email me the results?

Help me learn to code a form that passes multiple fields across several pages and ultimately emails me the results. [more inside]
posted by Elminster24 on Nov 30, 2009 - 12 answers

PHP -> Twitter API at specified times: what am I Doing Wrong?

Please help me write a PHP script that publishes Twitter updates at pre-specified times. [more inside]
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Jul 29, 2009 - 9 answers

Which forums do the best web programmers hang out at?

Which forums do the best web programmers hang out at? [more inside]
posted by jackson5 on Jun 26, 2009 - 16 answers

How to update wordpress from outside the admin interface

Wordpress filter: I want to be able to create a form that can be used to add custom values to a certain post without having to do so from inside the admin panel. [more inside]
posted by Nonce on Jun 5, 2009 - 4 answers

PHP newbie: teach me how to speak it

I'm looking to learn PHP. Where should I start? [more inside]
posted by Solomon on Aug 22, 2008 - 9 answers

Web scraping for dummies

How does web scraping work with PHP/mySQL? What best practices are there? [more inside]
posted by Foci for Analysis on Aug 6, 2008 - 15 answers

What shopping cart software should I set up?

Best starting point for e-commerce / shopping cart software? I'm a competent Perl programmer with background in several other languages, who wants to create a decidedly minimalist-looking web site shopping cart for a client. I expect to hack Perl or PHP code, but would like to hack things that are designed to be hacked. Anyone tried CRE Loaded? Other recommendations? Other places to ask? [more inside]
posted by amtho on Mar 30, 2008 - 11 answers

Sending E-mails with PHP

How do I get PHP to send an e-mail. Is there a way to do it without recompiling PHP/Apache. If not, how do I recompile PHP/Apache on a linux system to do this? [more inside]
posted by kaozity on Aug 7, 2007 - 11 answers

Facebook API and PHP

I use Facebook, and it seems to have a great API. But how can I tie it in to me, and not my visitor? [more inside]
posted by samstarling on Jan 15, 2007 - 3 answers

I suck at the internet :(

I need some javascript/php coding help, can anyone help? [more inside]
posted by deadmouse on Dec 14, 2005 - 6 answers

BBEdit equivalency?

On the Mac, if I need to munge text in extremis, I prefer to use BBEdit. Recently, on the PC, I am finding myself in need of a text editor which is similar to BBEdit. I will use it both for coding and for text-cleaning. I prefer freeware and shareware but that's by no means the deciding factor. Which programs should I check out? Which should I avoid? [more inside]
posted by mwhybark on Mar 16, 2005 - 21 answers

Learning programming via web apps

Learning programming via web apps. [+] [more inside]
posted by daksya on Feb 15, 2005 - 21 answers

How do I read the first n lines of a file in PHP?

How do you read the first n lines of a file in PHP where the line lengths are variable and line n has '----------' on it (that is finding line n by pattern matching)? I see how to read the whole thing, but I only want a few lines of many files. (Has to work on Windows and Unix). Thanks.
posted by pissfactory on May 24, 2004 - 9 answers

Tips for building some sort of blogging application from scratch

I'm well and truly sick of hand-coding my website, and so it's about time I got myself some sort of blogging application. Because I'm a contrary type, though, I'd quite like to have a go at building it myself. What do you think - is there any point at all in my trying this? If there is, should I do it using PHP to edit an RSS file? And what features would you include if you were starting from scratch?
posted by calico on Dec 9, 2003 - 25 answers

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