Recently, Twitter made some changes to their APIs that affected a lot of users and applications connected to the service. So I wrote a small PHP script that clones a lot of the functionality and I made this video to show you some of the steps that are now required to get this working with your apps.
You can find a working example at codepen.io, download a zip file with the source files, or go to a page with the working example.
People are always asking us at lynda.com about how to start a career in the field. In this article, I’m going to share how I got my first job on the internet and give you some helpful tips on what you need to know and maybe what lynda.com courses you might take in order to get there.
Getting started with AJAX is super easy when you use the jQuery library. That works well for the client side, but how do you work with a server side language like PHP? It’s easier than you think.
In this article, I’ll show you how to create a simple call to a PHP document that will process something you type into a form field and update an element without needing to refresh your browser. Once you learn how to get jQuery talking to PHP, your web applications will never be the same.
In this article and shorter video tutorial I wanted to show you how you can use animation in CSS3 and show you a simple effect you can use to dramatically improve your CSS. A really quick CSS code snippet that animates your hover effects.
About the widget
This is the widget that displays the Latest Articles section on my blog. Here’s where you can download the ZIP file. It’s a great starter for your own widget…you should be able to figure out what to do from reading the files. If you don’t, I recommend you check out Creating Custom Widgets and Plugins with PHP from the lynda.com Online Training Library.
For the most part Google analytics gives you a lot of great information about your pages including pageviews, unique visitors, even the amount of people who come to your site from mobile devices. But there’s one metric I love that it doesn’t have, and that’s keyword phrase position on search results. For that, I have to use another Google Product you might not be familiar with and that’s Google Webmaster tools.
Recently, I did a small website for an event in my area. This type of project required me to manage small amounts of data. Information about speakers, bios, titles and a description of the talks. I wanted to have a Speaker’s page, but I also wanted a rotating promo as a component that I could use on the homepage and on other pages to promote the speakers. That means two different views for the same data.
I’ve been using a really awesome framework called BootStrap to put small sites together. It’s a great starting point for sites. In this article, I’m going to guide you through the basics of installing the Framework, and we’re finished, the site will look like this.