Sunday, August 29th, 2010
Making a PHP upload script can be a very challenging task when you are just starting out, heck; it’s still hard to some extent when you are an experienced developer. So today, I’m going to show you how to make one using PHP5 Classes and a simple form. In the script we will be able to upload files with certain file extensions and set a limit to the size of the file we want to upload. This will all go along with a sharing link and a force download script. If you want an easier file upload client, try YouSendIt.
First we are going to start out just by making our upload form where we will be able to select a file and then press the upload button to upload the file into our certain directory we will define. It is quite basic so you can just copy and paste it.
<form action="<?php echo $_SERVER['PHP_SELF']; ?>" enctype="multipart/form-data" method="post"> <input name="file" type="file" /> <input type="submit" value="Upload" /> </form>
Now we need to start on the server side part of our project. We need to start by defining a simple class with the name of “Upload”. Inside of that we are going to want to have 3 protected variables; $path, $max_file_length, and $extensions. Our $path variable is going to be the relative path to the upload directory. Our $max_file_size variable will be our maximum allowed file size in megabytes and our $extensions variable will be (more…)
Friday, August 27th, 2010
There’s no shortage of web designers and developers working on Apple hardware. From part-timers and freelancers to major studios, it’s becoming rare to see a major development company without an assortment of Apple gear in the office. From giant iMacs to the in-need-of-an-update Mac Pro, most designers are quite comfortable with Cupertino’s most well-known company’s hardware.
We think it’s something that goes beyond the interface and questionable increase in stability – Macs do have a great assortment of design applications. These fifteen applications are our personal picks, reflecting the best of what Mac OSX has to offer designers, developers, and online workers.
Note: Obvious picks like Photoshop, Illustrator, and other Adobe applications have been left out of our roundup. It’s not that we don’t like Adobe (we’re not Steve Jobs), just that we’d prefer to support smaller application developers and suggest less obvious software. (more…)
Tuesday, August 24th, 2010
Email newsletters are becoming more and more popular on the internet as businesses begin to use them as a viral way of communicating with their audiences/customers. They are, without doubt, great marketing and communication tools. It allows your site visitors to be constantly kept ‘in the loop’ with what’s new and what’s to come in the future. The whole point of owning a website that operates as a business is to drive traffic to the website. Email Newsletters are a great tactic to achieve those repeat visits. Windows 8 Themes
Email Newsletters Designs can be much like Website Designs. After all, they exist to serve similar purposes. So a well designed, clean Email Newsletter/Website is a must for any successful business. Here’s a collection of 30 beautiful inspirational email newsletters for your inspiration. (more…)
Thursday, August 19th, 2010
The world of technology is packed with examples of disruptive design. From Apple’s near endless rollout of slick products to the hundreds of design-is-function startups that have popped up online, it’s difficult not to witness the way that sleek design and careful usability have entered the business world.
It’s tempting to think that we’re in the middle of a design revolution, although we’re not quite sure that’s the case. Industrial design has resulted in new inventions, sleek products, and ultra-popular devices for hundreds of years, and it’s certainly not a discipline that’s limited to the 21st century.
We’ve tracked down seven products that define industrial design as a discipline. Some are rugged and built to last, while others remain somewhat delicate and immobile. What brings them together isn’t their function, purpose, or technological ability, but the way they present it. Each one of these design innovations gave technology a user-friendly and (more…)
Monday, August 16th, 2010
In this first post of the series, we’re featuring eight web and graphic designers (as well as studios) from the Netherlands: Yummy Gum, Erika van der Bent, The Olifants, Mark Dijkstra, Illutic Web Design, Rutger Ontwerp, Whoooz, and Jonnotie. The post in total features 40 great pieces of work. Windows 8 Theme
In the next post of the series, we’ll be featuring a selection of Australian web and graphic designers/studios, so stay tuned!