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Web development has come a long way in the last several years. Anyone with access to a computer can build a web page for free... and anyone with access to the Internet can share it to the world for free. The articles about web development on this site range from basic introductions to advice on working on advanced-corporate-level sites. This list will advance as time goes on.


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Filter XML Data Based on Dates in ActionScript

Posted on Oct 12, 2009 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011

You can filter your XML data based on dates in ActionScript to limit results in a component's data provider to one that is relevant to the given task.

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flex, flash,xml, dates, e4x, as3, actionscript

Change HTML Styles with JavaScript

Posted on Jul 23, 2009 | Last Updated Aug 4, 2009

Video and source files on using getElementById, getElementsByTagName and object oriented methods to dynamically change HTML element styles in JavaScript.

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javascript, getElemebtById, getElementsByTagName, reference, explanation, video

Apache Mod Rewrite and PHP

Posted on Jul 8, 2009 | Last Updated Aug 13, 2013

How to check if Apache's mod_rewrite module is installed on your server directly inside your PHP script.

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apache, mode_rewrite, module, php, apache_get_modules

Get a Form Element's Label with JavaScript

Posted on Jul 7, 2009 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011

This JavaScript finds the label for a form element, which is helpful for dynamically highlighting or changing a label based on user input.

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Flash bgcolor and allowFullScreen Parameters Not Working?

Posted on Jun 30, 2009 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011

I spent half a day trying to figure out why a Flash project suddenly stopped honoring bgcolor and allowFullScreen in IE but not other browsers.

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flash, actionscript, allowFullScreen, bgcolor

Change CSS in JavaScript in multiple browsers

Posted on Jun 22, 2009 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011

I have updated the popular changecss() JavaScript function to be compatible with most common browsers.

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change css

Web Statistics

Posted on Mar 30, 2009 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011

A brief introduction to understanding website statistics, including a discussion of visits, hits and other topics to be aware of.

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website, stats, statistics, logs, analyze, traffic, visits, hits

MP4 files in Flex VideoDisplay

Posted on Jan 8, 2009 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011

Here is a solution to your problem if you are building an application in Flex 3 that uses the VideoDisplay component and the results fail to work in Internet Explorer and Chrome but mysteriously work in Firefox.

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flex 3, VideoDisplay, black, bug, error, problem, fix

Dynamically change a form's action with JavaScript

Posted on Dec 11, 2008 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011

JavaScript allows you to dynamically change a form's action. To make the function work in the new Google Chrome browser, you need to reference the action differently than you could in other browsers.

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javascript, form, action, browser, chrome

SwfObject JavaScript Error in IE7

Posted on Nov 25, 2008 | Last Updated Nov 26, 2008

IE7 has a JavaScript Error when using the swfobject.js method if you do not give the containing object element an ID.

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swfobject, javascript, ie7, ie 7, internet explorer 7

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