Category Archive: Development

  1. Setting up Postmark with NameCheap

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    If you run any sort of web app, the chances are you’ll be sending out some sort of transactional email. Whether it’s account verification, password reminders or something else most web based applications do it these days. You may have come across the problem where your perfectly nice emails get marked as spam so the end user never sees them making your application look, well, a bit unprofessional.

    This is where Postmark comes in, they say that sending your transactional emails through their API can make them look better to the recieving server so they’re less likely to be marked as spam. What’s more, they even allow you to track how many emails you’ve sent and how many went into the intended recipients spam box. This promise plus the offer of 1000 free emails on registration and at only $1.5 for 1000 emails I decided to test Postmark out on a new application I was working on.


  2. Easily get javascript libraries using Script SRC

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    When developing a new site I always like to make sure I use the latest release of my javascript library hosted by Google. Then I just update it to a local version before the site goes live.

    Today I came across a great little site that lets you get the links to the latest versions of the most popular javascript libraries quickly and easily.


  3. Website Statistics

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    A very important part of running a website is keeping track of how many users you’ve had and where they’re coming from. This helps you work out ways that you can improve your traffic and the quality of that traffic. Before you can analyse your web stats you need some software to collect that information.

    There are literally thousands of different statistics programs out there and they all have different features so finding the right one for your site and your taste is essential. I’m going to do a quick run through of the web statistics programs I like.


  4. Free WYSIWYG editors


    As a developer, there will inevitably be a time when you have to use a WYSIWYG editor in one of your projects. There are a huge range of these editors that all have good and bad bits and that all have different price ranges. In this roundup, I’ve decided to only include the ones that cost my favourite price, FREE!!