29 Apr 2010


Quick and Dirty Content Filtering with PHP

The PHP language includes lots of helpful functions for easily filtering, cleaning and manipulating content, all of which are excellent tools in the hands of a skilled developer. A solid knowledge of these filtering tools will help you achieve enhanced security and functionality in your projects.

Today, I’m going to give you a crash course on PHP’s basic filtering functions so that by the end of the tutorial you’ll be able to easily escape data, strip tags, remove words and more.

03 Mar 2010


Create an Impressive Content Editing System with jQuery and PHP

It’s been a while since we had a good development tutorial, so let’s reawaken the tradition again and have some coding fun today! I’m going to show you how to use jQuery and PHP to build a content editing system that will allow you or your client to easily edit .html pages visually.

If this sounds like something you’re interested in, read on. I hope you’ll enjoy it!

27 Aug 2009


Create a Portfolio Client Area Using PHP and MySQL: Part 5

This tutorial covers the noteboard: the page where the client and admin will be able to post messages back and forth, in an area that is organized for effective communication. Time to throw away those disorganized email messages!

07 Aug 2009


Create a Portfolio Client Area Using PHP and MySQL: Part 4

Since Part 3, we’ve gotten through all the membership stuff — basically something you could find on any PHP/MySQL tutorial. Now, though, we will finally get into the part of this tutorial that makes it a “client area.” In this tutorial, we’ll cover the “shared documents” section of the client area.

Sharing documents back and forth between clients can be a real hassle via email, and other online tools to handle this can get expensive. Having your own client area manage documents is a great way to combat both issues.

28 Jul 2009


Create a Portfolio Client Area Using PHP and MySQL: Part 3

This tutorial finally gets into the inside area for the client’s area. We’ll create the login form, discuss sessions in PHP, create a profile page and area for the client, and finally, create a logout script.

18 Jul 2009


Object Oriented PHP: The Basics

When dealing with PHP a lot of times you start repeating code over and over. OOP or Object Oriented PHP can solve a lot of the hassle. It allows you to make classes that you can use numerous times without modifying the code. In this tutorial we will go over the basics of working with Object Oriented PHP.

08 Jul 2009


Create a Portfolio Client Area Using PHP and MySQL: Part 2

Continuing from Part 1, this tutorial will go over some security issues for our sign up form. When dealing with databases, it is important to make sure the client’s information is secure. The tutorial will also go over some ways to make sure the user enters in correct data.

03 Jul 2009


Create a Portfolio Client Area Using PHP and MySQL: Part 1

Today’s tutorial is the beginning of a series where we’re going to use PHP and MySQL to set up a client’s area on a personal portfolio. The client will be able to sign up/log in, view their current project, send notes to the designer, upload documents, view invoices, and more.

A client’s area is something that is not that common in portfolios, but is usually a great addition to any portfolio nonetheless. If you’re tired of using 10 different tools across the web to control your clients, here is a solution that will put it all in one place.

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