July 10, 2014 - Why update a website? Part II
You have made the difficult decision to modernize your site, whether to reach new customers or to better serve existing ones and have allocated a modest budget to the goal. You present the budget to your technology partner and are met with an unexpected surprise: the budget is insufficient. Is the Developer looking to upsell or is there merit to their thinking?
June 25, 2014 - How to Change max_file_uploads in Plesk 11
In short, there is no way to change max_file_uploads in Plesk 11, but it can be easily done using SSH. See how...
June 21, 2014 - Why update a website? Part I
So, your company's website was developed a few years ago and still looks OK but your technology partner insists that you put some consideration and budget into updating. Should you?
May 27, 2014 - PHP Session in iFrame in Safari and other browsers.
Problem: session does not get created in the iframe from another domain. Solution is below.
May 01, 2014 - What is faster, JOIN or SELECT from multiple tables?
Compare speed of 2 SQL queries: SELECT fname FROM blog JOIN users USING (usersID) and SELECT fname FROM blog, users WHERE blog.usersID=users.usersID. See result below.
April 29, 2014 - Optimize MySQL Union Query
Problem: single queries run fast, but when you put them inside a union, it takes hundreds of times longer. A potential solution is below.
April 22, 2014 - Web Development Technical Descriptions - Who Needs Them?
The main challenge with technology is that it does what it is told to do, not what we want it to do. As such, it is crucial to have a well structured, clear and encompassing technical description before any online tool (sites, apps, systems, etc) can start being built.
April 07, 2014 - Redirect Check Tool
Need to check if redirect is done properly? He is the tool that allows you to do so, as well as shows all other headers.
April 03, 2014 - How to change website URLs with 301 redirect (Moved Permanently)
If you need to change website URLs and don't want to loos all links and positions on search engines, you need to create new URLs and do 301 redirect (Moved Permanently). Here is how you can do this.
April 23, 2013 - On April 21st 2013 SWS will be celebrating its 11th birthday!
Coming from humble origins, over its 11 year history, the company has done a great many amazing projects for a wide range of clients (from ma-&-pa stores to Fortune 500 companies). We have many exciting, amusing and educational stories to tell - these will be posted over the next 2 weeks in the blog section.
March 02, 2013 - mysql_query deprecated as of PHP 5.5.0
mysql_query as of PHP 5.5.0, in this post you will see what is the new way of retrieving information from the database with the PHP
January 28, 2013 - Web Development on Subdomains on Godaddy Servers ( $_SERVER[`DOCUMENT_ROOT`] Issue)
When developing website on subdomain on Godaddy server you might require to include files, but $_SERVER['DOCUMENT_ROOT'] does not work as supposed to. Read more for the solution...
January 18, 2013 - Usage of Canadian Coat of Arms in Web Design
Main question is: are you allowed to use Canadian Coat of Arms in the web design? See details for the answer.
December 06, 2012 - MySQL COUNT(*) VS PHP mysql_num_rows
Here is the question of the day: What is faster way to get total number of records in the table? Answer is COUNT(*), is much faster, below you will find the test that we performed and detailed result of the test.
November 14, 2012 - Convert String to Lowercase or Uppercase Tool (+ PHP code)
This is very basic tool that will convert string to lower case. Also here is the PHP code that will show you how you can create tool like this.