PHP Tips and Tricks:

Creating a PHP Survey Form

April 4, 2014

Hi, We recently had a question on the PHP forums where a guy was trying to create a PHP survey form and though he had bought the Complete Web Programmer package, he did not know which way to go. All he had to do was do the video course: “PHP and Javascript Form Validation”. Whether…

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Speed up PHP with JSON and AJAX

January 27, 2014

Hi, So we decided to work on streamlining and speeding up StudioWeb’s basic functionality. When it comes to user perceptions of a web application’s speed, the most important thing to look at is the request/response cycle. But first, the most obvious thing you can do, is to just increase your server’s speed: More RAM More…

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You know Code but your Design Skills Suck – what can you do!

October 3, 2013

Hi! I wrote this post originally for but then I figured that PHP programmers are probably the biggest suckers when it comes to page design – in short, you probably need this more than most! 😉 Hi, Based on a recent forum post where someone with code skills (HTML, CSS, JavaScript) wanted to improve…

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PHP Data Type Mismatch Crashes CodeIgniter!

September 21, 2013

Hi, It’s been a long while since I’ve blogged about anything here … been busy building things. Refactoring a Prototype Recently, we were refactoring a PHP/CodeIgniter based project, cleaning up the code from a quick prototype we put out. When you have an idea for a piece of software, it is almost always a good…

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PHP Programmers must Harness the Power of Laziness

July 5, 2013

Normally people think of laziness as being something negative. Generally it is, but when it comes to programming, laziness can be a virtue. But why? Programming is all about saving time. Don’t forget that the whole point of writing software, is to automate some process … to save time. You should carry that forward, into…

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Building an Effective Online Store

June 18, 2013

Hi, I wasn’t sure what category to put this blog post in, because it isn’t really about PHP code or even about code in general, but there are a few things to learn from my recent update to the website: If adding something to a page/site DOES NOT have any measurable impact, remove it….

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PHP Tip: Keep your Code Clean!

November 11, 2011

In this not so concise somewhat blathering video I talk about keeping code clean. Applies to not only PHP and HTML, but to all languages like Javascript, Java and your bedroom too. Stefan Mischook

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The 'Good Enough' Principle and PHP

August 31, 2011

Hi, One of the mistakes web developers make is to spend too much time perfecting the code base in a project. This waste too much time and ignores one very important fact: you need to get the software into the users hands as quickly as possible, so they can give you feedback. … Most end…

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KillerPHP Video Blog – Focused Web Design Learning

February 18, 2011

In this video blog, Stefan goes over 2 major points: 1. Don’t get caught up in nerd-theory rabbit holes, that take up all your time on things that will have little to no impact on your day-to-day web programming or designing work. 2. Learn your nerd craft by creating things that people commonly want ……

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How to build a log in system with PHP.

May 19, 2010

Hi, I just wanted to announce that we will be releasing a PHP log in system video tutorial within a few days. Like all our videos, as you learn to build the project at hand, you will be secretly taught reusable PHP techniques and even some dreaded PHP nerd theory! Don’t worry though, the nerd…

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