Archive for the ‘Web development’ Category

Send Emails from Joomla via WAMP/Localhost

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

This is something that has troubled me for at least a year or more…Joomla would refuse to send emails whatever you set in the global configuration file.

This is what I did to get it to work whether you need all the steps or not I’m not 100% sure, all I know is I can now debug from my local machine without having to dump everything on an external which quite frankly is a pain in the arse!

This is all set up with a Google mail account which seems to do the trick and using a WAMP envoirnment not tried it with any other email service. How to after the jump…


Joomla Hacks & Hints

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

Joomla is annoying from time to time when you think something should be simple but it just complicates matters here are some hints and little hacks that can help you get the most out of Joomla.


Is Joomla the answer?

Sunday, May 3rd, 2009

I have been working with Joomla for over three years now and recently my love for it as a CMS has started to fade. Now I’m not sure if its the CMS thats annoying me or the feeling that a bespoke solution to content management would make thing a whole lot easier?


Jshop custom sql within a template

Monday, April 20th, 2009

It’s been along while since I posted anything tech related.. mainly down to it being low down my pecking order of interests right now though its still good fun. Like today I wanted to do my own thing within a jshop template… add my own template variables from a custom sql query. What I wanted to do was add a hidden section and then add sections within there to hold some banner images thus allowing content management by the client and the section wouldn’t be included in the main loop. Here’s how…


JS Lint

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

JSLint is a JavaScript code validator which will check the syntax of the code you have written. Now more often that not when I write my code I leave a comma in where its not needed or miss a bracket which is usually fine in Firefox. But when you try the code in Internet Explorer it throws a wobbly. If I find I am having issues with IE then I put my code through JSLink which highlights any issues with your code. When you have over 100 lines of JS and you know you are hunting down one comma this can be tricky – but this site takes the guess work out of the process.


Web sites are funny things

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

Before christmas at work we produced about five holding pages for a client these were identical sites just templated up for each of the stores/new logo etc they all had a simple form on them however…


Mootools form validation with mootools.floor

Monday, March 23rd, 2009

Latest javascript mission was to get some nice validation for a holiding page I was creating I wanted something quite simple but ended up coming across a class called mootools.floor which cover all your validation needs e.g. email check, compare two field etc there are a long list of possibilites in the documentation


Loading graphic generator

Saturday, January 17th, 2009

Earlier I was looking around for a loading graphic for my pre-loading image rotator and on my Google travels came across ‘Ajaxload‘. This website will create custom loading graphics on the fly.


MooTools preloading image rotator class

Saturday, January 17th, 2009

Following on from my previous post about a pre-loading image rotator I have decided to create a mooTools class for it so it can be used easily over and over again.


Mootools Popups

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

On most project I tend to use this somewhere or other a “slimbox” type of popup you know the ones. Well here are two takes on this effect allowing for images/iframe content and ajax calls.