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It you have spent time on sites that use a CMS system as a back-end, you may have noticed a line towards the bottom that tells you how long that page took to generate. While not always useful for the end user, it is very useful to you as a the developer. It gives you a quanitative look at how quickly your pages are being generated, and you can use this to determine if your code or queries need to be modified to work more quickly or if your server is overloaded. Read more »

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After a previous article, I decided I needed a way to expand web buttons to look even more like ‘normal’ computer buttons. Windows XP buttons highlight when your mouse goes over them. I knew this was possible with links, so I set out to do it with buttons as well. Read more »

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Warwick University researchers have developed a mobile phone case that is biodegradable. Even better, it grows a flower when planted. Read more »

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HTTP return codes are 3 digit (usually) numbers that are returned to your browser when they request a page. Typically your browser will take care of these, but if you are developing your own site you should put these in your bag of knowledge. Read more »