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Using ExpressionEngine To Power an Interactive jQuery Map
March 06, 2009

Using ExpressionEngine To Power an Interactive jQuery Map

The Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute wanted to geographically show where their members are located in Canada and India on their website with an interactive map that they could update and maintain themselves. We tossed around the idea of using Flash or the Google Maps API to accomplish this, but eventually settled on a jQuery-based map. Here’s how we linked the map to ExpressionEngine so that all the data displayed on the map could be controlled by Shastri and dynamically generated by the CMS.

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IE6, Floats, and HTML Comments
February 19, 2009

Internet Exploder Explorer 6 is the bane of a web developer’s existence — everyone in our industry knows this. And after so many years of working with IE6, you sometimes feel like you’ve seen everything it can do in terms of screwing up your website. However, back in November I had a new WTF moment when IE6 started throwing a huge gap between two floated divs.

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How Writers Can Get the Most Out of Their Blogs
January 30, 2009

On the Writers Guild of Alberta mailing list, there’s an interesting discussion going on about whether having a blog is worth it or if writers are just talking to themselves. Along with sharing their opinions on blogs and blogging, people offered some great advice on how to get their blogs out to a larger audience. Below is some of what they had to say.

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[DirectAdmin] Using Installatron to Install WordPress
November 28, 2008

WordPress is an extremely popular blogging tool, which is pretty easy to use. This lesson will walk you through the process of installing WordPress on your hosting account using the Installatron script installer.

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[DirectAdmin] Spam Blocking with SpamAssassin
November 19, 2008

This tutorial walks clients through setting up SpamAssassin in the DirectAdmin control panel, enabling better spam filtering on their email accounts.

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[DirectAdmin] Changing Your Email Password
November 07, 2008

Last time, we showed you how to create a new email account using DirectAdmin. This lesson teaches you how to change your email password in DirectAdmin.

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[DirectAdmin] Setting Up an Email Account
October 31, 2008

Our hosting packages use DirectAdmin. This lesson provides information on how to set up a new email address in the DirectAdmin control panel.

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