I have a bit of a love-hate relationship with Material design. I definatly think it gets over and incorrectly used. That said I am enjoying the new Material Theme for JetBrains IDEs – PhpStorm in my case – by Chris Magnussen. The theme comes in the form of a plugin, once installed you get three syntax colour themes – Light, Regular and Dark – and it also includes new file icons for the Project window.Keep reading
If you use Laravel you should be using Model Factories. If you’re then check out this introduction to Model Factories on Laravel News.Keep reading
So October 21, 2015 has arrived. Flying cars? Hoverboards? Unfortunately we're not quite there yet—however the lack of fax machines is not such a sad thing.Keep reading
TL;DR Install composer in
~/web/includes and set the config option
~/tmp/composer in your
composer.json. Change to your
htdocs directory and run
I decided last night that I am just going to get something done. That's it … I decided. Of course I didn't actualy do anything—except lay awake for half the night thinking about what I could do, and sneezing.Keep reading
Did you see it? Take another look at the cover image.Keep reading
Quotes & apostrophes, dashes & hyphens, useful typographic characters and accents are all covered in @typewolf 's Typography Cheatsheet—along with answers to questions such as:Keep reading
So the technique goes that you have a directory structure similar to this:Keep reading
A new comedy from Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion is raising a phenomenal amount of money on Indiegogo. The Vimeo exclusive show follows Wray Nerely (Alan Tudyk) who was a co-star on Spectrum, a sci-fi series which was canceled too soon yet became a cult classic! Wray’s good friend, Jack Moore (Nathan Fillion) starred in the series and has gone on to become a major movie star…Keep reading
AT LAST, SIR TERRY, WE MUST WALK TOGETHER
1988. Apple have already been taking over the world with the Apple II. This little machine that I got my hands on is a revision or two from the ground breaking, industry defining Macintosh that introduced itself just four years before.Keep reading
Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo.
You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward.
While some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.
Web designers have been presented with two problems over the years; firstly the lack of choice to use anything more than Helvitica (or worse Arial) and Times New Roman for text on a web page. Secondly the expense and complex licensing of quality fonts.Keep reading
Looks like this could be a winning ORM for PHP doctrine-project.org. You can using YAML to define the schema files and create the database from the classes. The thing that really got me excited though is at the end of the documentation, under Plugins, the AuditLog and versioning plugin that will automatically trac versions of any table. Here is the code for a simple new item object:Keep reading
This just took me too long to figure out. I needed
json_encode function, and it seems that the fedora yum repos. doesn’t have a very up-to-date version of php5. I didn’t want to have to go all out and configure and make php from scratch so I looked to pecl for help. After installing pear and much trying I found that I also needed the php-devel package in order to compile pecl packages. Then I also discovered that I need to specificaly enable the extension in the php config. I did it by creating a file in
json.ini with the following: