Archive for the ‘How To’ Category

How to Provide Content to Your Developer

Posted on: July 5th, 2016 by BuildMyWeb No Comments

When developing a new website, there are a myriad of solutions for developing your content. And let’s face it, rarely is anything more important about a website than it’s content. For the purpose of this article, we are considering the solution where you, the client, opt to write your own content. Typically the motivation is [Read More…]

How to Make Sticky Form Fields with PHP

Posted on: September 7th, 2015 by BuildMyWeb No Comments

Sticky Form Fields refers to having field Values populate in their respective fields in a form once submitted. So a user does not have to re-type the data if there is an error and the user is asked to correct a field(s). Sticky Forms with PHP SESSIONs The way I go about it is to [Read More…]

How to Detect a Browser Refresh with PHP

Posted on: August 13th, 2015 by BuildMyWeb No Comments

There has been many a time where I’ve needed to detect a user refreshing their browser within a web application. Here is a really simple solution that has worked for me in Firefox, Chrome, Safari, but of course not in good ol’ reliable (cough, cough) Internet Explorer. The bane of all developers since it’s inception. [Read More…]

How To Upload and Resize an Image with PHP

Posted on: August 12th, 2015 by BuildMyWeb No Comments

Upload an Image to Your Server with PHP You can relatively easily upload images to your web host using an HTML form and a PHP script handler. The key ingredient is to include the following within your form element: enctype=”multipart/form-data”. And, of course, you will need the proper input that allows users to select and [Read More…]

How To Make Google Maps Responsive

Posted on: July 24th, 2015 by BuildMyWeb No Comments

Google Maps and many others like it, make it really easy to embed a short snippet of code that will render a beautiful, interactive map on your website. It’s simply a matter of typing in your address, clicking the ‘share’ button, and grabbing the iframe embed code. In today’s mobile world, this is not enough. [Read More…]

How to Create Equal Height Columns with CSS

Posted on: July 22nd, 2015 by BuildMyWeb No Comments

There is an ever-present need in the design world for containers of equal height within a document. Unfortunately, there is a serious lack of support currently for this concept. I’ve been hearing for quite some time that Flexbox is going to be our savior but support is not quite there yet. In the meantime, there [Read More…]

How to ‘Find and Replace’ in MySQL with phpMyAdmin

Posted on: June 3rd, 2015 by BuildMyWeb No Comments

The Problem: You have a large number of image files stored on your hosting account and want to move them to a new subdirectory. However, you have a database that stores the absolute path to each of these images files and do not want to go through the tedious task of manually checking and editing [Read More…]