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Dynamic Form Drop Down (Option – Select) menu in PHP + MySQL

Makes use of:

  • PHP
  • MySQL
  • HTML

Use PHP to create dynamic drop down menus from data stored in a MySQL database

PHP is great fun to work with, it’s even more fun when you can use it to do things dynamically. To have PHP render things in milliseconds that would have taken minutes to do manually.

PHP & MySQL work really well together in creating dynamic website code which keeps your content fresh, and ever changing. See how you can adapt this code to have PHP dynamically output different content, form elements and lists from your MySQL database.
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The best PNG fix for IE6

Unfortunately, the web design world’s most hated browser, Internet Explorer 6 (IE6), is still used by enough of our clients potential audience that we still have to make exceptions in our coding and designs to support it.

This is article will give you a quick overview of why we use Unit Interactive’s “Unit PNG Fix” to allow us to overlay images with partly transparent pixels that are just the standard in the newer and better browsers.

We’ll even show you how to add it to your site with a quick walkthrough!


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Our Favourite WordPress Plugins for 2011

WordPress LogoThe development team at Rija Media (having used WordPress as our blogging platform of choice for over three years) have compiled a list of what we consider to be very useful WordPress plugins that may be just what you are looking for.  We use WordPress not just to provide our clients with blogging capabilities but sometimes also to give them direct control over other parts of their website.

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Customising Open Source Software.

How to find the text, tag or block of code that you need to edit.

If you are customising a pre-built website template, deploying a Blog, Content Management System (CMS) or setting up and Ecommerce Website, one of the commonest tasks is to edit small blocks of HTML or other code. This is normally done by editing a copy of the website on your local hard drive or network, and then uploading the amended file to your production or test website using FTP (File Transfer Protocol.)

If you’ve hand-coded the site from scratch yourself, then you need not read on, as you’ll know where each line of code resides, however, if you’re modifying WordPress, Joomla!, OSCommerce, Prestashop or any other of the hundreds of pre-built, Open Source web applications, then it’s not so easy.

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Simple Fix: HTML content over Flash content in all browsers

Quick Tutorial: Simple HTML overlay on Flash for all major browsers.

Flash embedded into a web page usually sits on top of all other content on a page. This has long caused problems especially with drop-down menus being hidden behind Flash elements in web pages.

Here a few simple steps to make sure you can place HTML elements over Flash in all major browsers (IE6-8, FireFox, Chrome, Safari and Opera).
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