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1. PHP Tutorial on Web Page Screenshot Capture

Posted on: 2016-01-12
Blog: PHP Ultimate Web Page Capture package blog
Package: PHP Ultimate Web Page Capture

When you need to be able to show pictures of Web site pages, the solution is to browse the page and capture a screenshot. However when you want to do that in an automated way from PHP, you need to somehow emulate the behavior of a browser and screen capture utility.

That is not something easy to achieve in an environment on which you can only run PHP. An alternative solution is to resort to Web services that can capture page screenshots for you.

Read this article to learn how to use the screenshotlayer.com Web service to capture page screens with the ability to scale the image to a given size, as the possibility to inject new styles in the page before the screen is captured to suit your needs.


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1. Improving PHP Site Speed Generating Sprites and CSS to Render Images

Posted on: 2016-01-06
Blog: picStylizer package blog
Package: picStylizer

As Web sites grow they tend to use many images for representing icons, logos and other types of common images. This often leads to delays in loading pages because loading the necessary images requires additional HTTP requests.

An alternative to reduce the number of requests to load the page images is to use sprites images and CSS to load many images at once.

Read this article to learn more about CSS sprites and how you can use them in your PHP sites to improve their page loading speed using the picStylizer package.


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340. PHP Tutorial to Detect User Location by IP address With IP2Location Web Service

Posted on: 2016-01-04

IP2Location provides a free LITE database to find the location of Web site users given their computer IP address. However, this requires that the database be installed on the Web site server and be updated regularly.

An alternative is to access a Web service provided by IP2Location to obtain the same geolocation information always up to date without need to install any database in the local server.

Read this article to learn how to use the IP2Location GeoLocation Web service.


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1. PHP Tutorial to Create Animated GIF from Online Video

Posted on: 2015-12-29
Blog: PHP Convert Video to GIF package blog
Package: PHP Convert Video to GIF

Many users like to publish their videos online in many sites but some sites only allow them to publish pictures.

In that case an alternative solution to publishing videos is to convert them to the animated GIF format.

Read this article to learn how to convert your videos available online, in sites like YouTube, into animated GIF using a PHP and the GIFLayer Web service.


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339. PHP and JavaScript Innovation Award Report December 2015 Edition - September 2015 nominees

Posted on: 2015-12-28

This is the December edition of the Innovation Award podcast hangout recorded by Manuel Lemos and Arturs Sosins to comment on the outstanding features of all the past month nominees and winners PHP and JavaScript packages, the prizes that the authors earned, starting with the nominees from the month of September 2015.

Listen to the podcast, or watch the hangout video to learn why the nominated packages were considered to be innovative, as well the current rankings of the Innovation Award Championship by author and by country.


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1. How to Write Consistent PHP Code

Posted on: 2015-12-22
Blog: PHPR package blog
Package: PHPR

Have you ever forgot what are the parameters of a PHP class method? Or if it returns 0, true or false? We need some more consistency on the way we work with PHP.

Read this article to learn how we can have code that is more consistent and easier to write and maintain.


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338. 6 Common PHP Security Issues And Their Remedies

Posted on: 2015-12-21

Security is a delicate matter that all PHP developers should be aware. However, not all PHP developer know the basic security measures that should be taken to avoid the most common security flaws.

Read this article to learn about 6 common PHP security issues and what you can you do to avoid them.


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337. PHP Articles and Book Reviews Report December 2015 Edition

Posted on: 2015-12-17

This is the December edition of the podcast hangout recorded by Manuel Lemos and Arturs Sosins to comment on the latest outstanding PHP Articles and Book Reviews published recently.

They commented on articles about Dependency Injection, improved security with paranoid computing, searching DOCX, DOC and PDF documents, handling SMS messages in your site with the DotGo SMS gateway, automated building of regular expressions, interacting with users via SMS, WhatsApp, Facebook or Telegram, migrating MySQL code to use MySQLi, deploying PHP applications with Docker, creating an utilities framework, using queues to speedup processing tasks.

They also commented on the review of PHP Web Services tutorial video.

Listen to the podcast, or watch the hangout video to learn more about these PHP articles and reviews.


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336. PHP Tutorial to Detect User Location from the IP address With IP2Location Geolocation

Posted on: 2015-12-16

Sometimes it is necessary to determine the user geographic location for instance to serve more appropriate content. One way to do it is to determine the location associated to the IP address of his computer. IP2Location provides a free solution for this using the IP2Location Lite database.

Read this article to learn how to detect the user location using the IP2Location Lite database service.


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1. PHP WordPress Plugin Tutorial using Object Oriented Programming Part 1: Basic Example

Posted on: 2015-12-15
Blog: Pak PHP Micro Framework package blog
Package: Pak PHP Micro Framework

WordPress plugin development is very popular these days. Users with different levels of experience can develop plugins for WordPress.

One drawback of WordPress development is that WordPress was released before PHP 5, so much of the WordPress code is procedural and can be difficult to organize.

Read this article to learn how to create a Wordpress plugin using OOP based on the Pak PHP Framework.


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