How to Embed a Video Using HTML5

About HTML5 Video via w3schools.com/ Before HTML5, there was no standard for showing videos on a web page. Before HTML5, videos could only be played with a plug-in (like flash). The HTML5 <video> element specifies a standard way to embed a video in a web page. Internet Explorer 9+, Firefox, Opera, Chrome, and Safari support …

Microsoft replaces blogging service with WordPress?!?

Microsoft recently switched users from their own blogging site to WordPress.com, a blogging service powered by the popular WordPress blogging/Content Management System (CMS) software. What is notable about this development to me is that Worpress is an “open source” project written in the non-Microsoft, PHP scripting language. There are several other takeaways from this development: The move …

Drupal and Agile Development

I came across a presentation by Dustin Currie from Level Ten Interactive in Dallas, Texas on the topic of Drupal Agency Processes. I’ve embeded the video and included my notes on his presentation. Mr. Currie states that human interactions are the key challenges to Web development. These include stating expectations, determining what needs to be done, etc. It is this …

Nassau Street Project Rounding the Box

This week one of the projects is for the “Nassau Street Corporation”. They own the building that our office is in on Witherspoon Street in Princeton. Once the sketch was approved I had to choose how to convert the site efficiently to CSS or Cascading Style Sheets. Fore more info on CSS check out the …

RFC2822 Date and Time Formats with PHP and MySQL

RFC2822 is an “Internet Messaging Standard” which is used, among other things, as a format within RSS feeds. We are working on incorporating an RSS feed on a client Web site and thus I was looking for a quick way to format a datetime field from a MySQL database for incorporation into the feed. It turns …

Decompressing and extracting tar.gz archives

Tar.gz compressed archives are the most common way that software is distributed for use on Unix/Linux systems. We’ve learned another way to unpack these files from the command line when using Solaris, the distribution that Joyent uses for their shared hosting. For most systems, the command for decompressing and extracting tar.gz files is something like …