An Introduction to saving, reading, and using JavaScript Cookies

Javascript Cookies are variables that are stored on the visiting users computer. These cookies are unique to a domain so that if the site sets a cookie with information in it that cookie can not be read and utilized by In most cases cookies are used to save user settings for your website,

Tips & Tricks: How to tell Google your page’s content should not be available after a set date

Promotions are a very common aspect of store websites. Most promotions you create will have a set amount of time they are valid for. As a responsible site administrator you may want to know how to stop the promotional page from being displayed in Google’s search results after it expires. To let you do this

Tips & Tricks: How to tell google not to archive your web page.

In some instances you may have content on your website that you don’t want Google to archive. Google understands this and provides various META tags for you to use in notifying their crawler in how to handle your website’s content. Two such tags are NOSNIPPET and NOARCHIVE. NOARCHIVE The NOARCHIVE META tag is used to

Plupload – A new file uploading tool from moxiecode

For those of us that have applications that require the uploading of files, our work has just gotten easier. Earlier this month the folks of moxiecode (tinymce) released the first version of their File Uploading tool Plupload. This handy tool enables users to utilize Flash, Silverlight, HTML5, and other web assets for handling and displaying

Tables are still viable HTML elements

Every day it seems more and more web developers seem to think that tables should not be used. Instead all we see now a days is style=”float: left” or style=”float:right”, even when all the developer is trying to do is create columns. Why do we need to complicate things. If you are creating multiple columns

How to utilize XSLT and XPath to filter XML data and render as XHTML

After learning the basics of XSLT one often wonders how to filter the XML data to returns data that contains a search string or has a value greater then or less than another value. To do this in XSL Stylesheets you can use take advantage of XPath in your xsl:foreach elements. Lets assume we have

// HTML/CSS // XML // XPath // XSLT //
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How to use XSLT to sort XML data by Multiple Elements

XSLT  (EXtensible Sytlesheet Language Transformations) is a tool that can be used to transform XML documents into other formats most commonly of which is XHTML. XSLT is a stylesheet that defines how to display or output the data from the XML. Using XSLT you can sort, filter, and manipulate the data as needed iterating of

// HTML/CSS // XML // XSLT //
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MailTo Syntax Overview

On today’s websites it is good practice to utilize a contact form instead of a mailto link. However you will find the occasions when you find the need to add a contact reference that does not require a form. In this cases you will find that you may want to set a predefined subject or

What is the difference between: em vs i, and strong vs bold

Often when working on multiple projects and in various frameworks I find that the <em> and <i> tags in addition to <strong> and <bold> are used interchangeably.  After much confusion I finally went and looked up why both of these tags exists. As it turns out the <i> and <b> tags were created to denote