Entries by Skye

PHP: Parse emails with email piping – Part 1

Email piping is a really useful trick if you want to parse emails sent to you with PHP. I’ve used it a few times now for a support ticket system I built as well as to detect bounce emails from a mailing list and remove invalid emails from the list.

Color picker tool for web designers

My co-worker sent me this site today: http://0to255.com/ Great site for trying to find shades of a certain color or if you have a picky client that keeps asking for new colors close to the one you’re using for design. This is also good for finding hover state colors and saves me time from opening […]

Apache: Browser Caching and GZIP Compression

My coworker and I had been putting off looking into setting the cache expiry headers and enabling GZIP compression on our site. It had been on my to do list for a while after getting recommendations from the Google Page Speed and Yahoo YSlow Firefox add-ons for Firebug. Great add-ons for developing. Pick them up […]

CSS3 – What does your browser support?

If you’re interested to see what current browsers support which new properties, selectors and attributes in CSS3, take a look at this: http://www.findmebyip.com/litmus/ I can’t wait to see all these fully supported by all browsers. It will make a lot of things much easier. The new web forms 2.0 is also pretty sweet. Check the […]

Dynamically create thumbnails in PHP with GD

Many times we need to use multiple copies of the same image on our sites at different sizes. Instead of having to worry about managing multiple copies of the same image, we can use PHP with the GD library to create thumbnails of our full size images.