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Re: Your favorite web design tools/tips/tricks/tutorials/sites
« Reply #30 on: November 03, 2012, 06:32:10 pm »
I myself use chromium, I don't know how i got there, lol
I got my host-mum to using firefox, she thought that it was slower and more complicated than IE

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Re: Your favorite web design tools/tips/tricks/tutorials/sites
« Reply #31 on: November 03, 2012, 07:02:06 pm »
Yeah that too. I remember one of the Omnimaga staff was stuck using IE because his dad thought Firefox was a virus. In my bro's case, he got a virus from Opera once and Firefox kept crashing so he switched back to IE. I myself got far more viruses in IE, though.

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Re: Your favorite web design tools/tips/tricks/tutorials/sites
« Reply #32 on: November 03, 2012, 07:14:10 pm »
What does adblock have to do with viruses though? There's no adblock in Opera nor IE (they use their own pop up blockers and Opera has its own, very crappy and limited content blocker)
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Re: Your favorite web design tools/tips/tricks/tutorials/sites
« Reply #33 on: November 03, 2012, 07:24:33 pm »
What does adblock have to do with viruses though? There's no adblock in Opera nor IE (they use their own pop up blockers and Opera has its own, very crappy and limited content blocker)


There is an adblock addon for both opera and IE, and adblock helps get rid of advertisements that non-tech-savvy people are wont to click on...which may get them a virus, spyware, scam, spam, etc.
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Re: Your favorite web design tools/tips/tricks/tutorials/sites
« Reply #34 on: November 03, 2012, 07:29:02 pm »
Really? I didn't know about that. A while ago I went on Opera website and couldn't find any extensions/widget section other than weird widgets you downloaded and it added plenty of gimmick on your Windows desktop, and I didn't even know IE had extension/add-on support at all. However until now I didn't know in English extensions were called add-ons instead of extensions, so I guess I'll have to check more carefully.

I was really sure, however, that Adblock was a Firefox-only thing. In Opera the default Block Content feature just blocks the entire video box rather than just ads.

I'm betting that if kids installed that stuff on their parent's computers and those parents are scared of Internets softwares, then they would be scared and think that adblock is a scam and a virus, though <_<
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Re: Your favorite web design tools/tips/tricks/tutorials/sites
« Reply #35 on: November 03, 2012, 08:04:01 pm »
Adblock for opera

Adblock for IE

I was wrong, the ie version isnt technically and addon....but it works.

anyway, i guess most people's situation is different than mine because it was my dad who introduced me to adblock, and my mom pretty much trusts me as far as computers go, as do all my aunts and uncles.



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Re: Re: Your favorite web design tools/tips/tricks/tutorials/sites
« Reply #36 on: November 03, 2012, 08:49:59 pm »
I think my mom doesn't even know what's going on on my computers, even though she knows her way around a computer.

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Re: Your favorite web design tools/tips/tricks/tutorials/sites
« Reply #37 on: November 03, 2012, 08:52:48 pm »
Yeah that too. I remember one of the Omnimaga staff was stuck using IE because his dad thought Firefox was a virus. In my bro's case, he got a virus from Opera once and Firefox kept crashing so he switched back to IE. I myself got far more viruses in IE, though.

adblock does wonders....
I use ghostery, it blocks out tracking sites (like google adsence and facebook and many many others) and i don't even get youtube ads anymore XD

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Re: Your favorite web design tools/tips/tricks/tutorials/sites
« Reply #38 on: November 06, 2012, 01:05:56 pm »
See how your site would look in IE, even if you don't have IE:

http://netrenderer.com/

(not that you'd want to or anything...) :P
Who would even bother making it look good there?
A large portion of people still use IE, and some computers users are unable to change their software (limited user permisions). Although looks are important, it's even more important that it actually works in IE. In web dev. it is very important that your website functions in all current browsers.
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Re: Your favorite web design tools/tips/tricks/tutorials/sites
« Reply #39 on: November 10, 2015, 12:31:27 pm »
technically tricks fit in here, too :P
So yeah, just did this thing:
Code: [Select]
<?php
class Foo {
        protected 
$hello 'there';
        public function 
__construct(){
                
$this->hello 'world';
        }
        public function 
upgrade(){
                
$reflect = new ReflectionClass($this);
                
$props = array();
                foreach(
$reflect->getProperties() as $p){
                        
$name $p->name;
                        
$props[$name] = &$this->$name;
                }
                return new 
Bar($props);
        }
}
 
class 
Bar extends Foo {
        public function 
__construct($props){
                foreach(
$props as $var => $val){
                        
$this->$var $val;
                }
        }
        public function 
test(){
                echo 
$this->hello;
        }
}
 
$obj = new Foo();
var_dump($obj);
$obj $obj->upgrade();
var_dump($obj);
$obj->test();
?>
Allows you to "upgrade" a class to another one and copy all the public/protected vars over to the new one.

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Re: Your favorite web design tools/tips/tricks/tutorials/sites
« Reply #40 on: November 10, 2015, 12:51:37 pm »
Using ReflectionClass can be fun :)
I use it for argument pass-off in my sql class.
Code: [Select]
<?php
/**
* SQL class. Used for handling SQL connections
*
* @module sql
* @class SQL
* @constructor
*/
class SQL {
/**
* This is the mysqli connection beneath everything

* @property sql
* @type {mysqli}
* @private
* @required
*/
private $sql;
public function __construct($server,$user,$pass,$db){
$this->sql = new mysqli($server,$user,$pass,$db) or die('Unable to connect to mysql');
}
public function __invoke(){
return $this->sql;
}
public function __get($name){
switch($name){
case 'error':
return $this->sql->error;
break;
}
}
/**
* Returns a Query object based on inputs
*
* @method query
* @param {String} sql The sql expression to run
* @param {String=null} [types] A string containing all the types of arguments being passed
* @param {Mixed} [bindings]* The bindings to use in the sql statement
* @return {Query} Returns the query object
*/
public function query(){
$reflect = new ReflectionClass('Query');
$args array_merge(array($this),func_get_args());
return $reflect->newInstanceArgs($args);
}
public function escape($s){
return $this->sql->escape_string($s);
}
public function charset($charset){
return $this->sql->set_charset($charset);
}
}
/**
* Query class. Returned by SQL::query()
*
* @class Query
* @constructor
*/
class Query {
private $query;
private $sql;
public function __construct($sql,$source,$types=null){
$args func_get_args();
$args array_splice($args,2);
$this->sql $sql();
$this->query $sql()->prepare($source);
if(!is_null($types)){
call_user_func_array(array($this->query'bind_param'),make_referenced($args)) or die($sql()->error);
}
}
public function __invoke(){
return $this->query;
}
public function execute(){
if($this->query){
$r $this->query->execute();
$this->sql->commit();
return $r;
}else{
return false;
}
}
public function __get($name){
switch($name){
/**
* Returns the mysqli::results object for the
* query

* @property results
* @type {mysqli::results}
* @public
*/
case 'results':
if($this->query){
$this->execute();
$result $this->query->get_result();
$this->query->close();
return $result;
}else{
return false;
}
break;
/**
* Returns an associative array of the query resulsts

* @property assoc_results
* @type {Array}
* @public
*/
/**
* Returns an associative array of the query resulsts

* @property resulsts_assoc
* @type {Array}
* @public
*/
case 'assoc_results':case 'results_assoc':
if($this->query){
$a = array();
$r $this->results;
while($row $r->fetch_assoc()){
array_push($a,$row);
}
return $a;
}else{
return false;
}
break;
/**
* Returns a numbered array of the query results

* @property num_results
* @type {Array}
* @public
*/
/**
* Returns a numbered array of the query results

* @property resulsts_num
* @type {Array}
* @public
*/
case 'num_results':case 'results_num':
if($this->query){
$a = array();
$r $this->results;
while($row $r->fetch_num()){
array_push($a,$row);
}
return $a;
}else{
return false;
}
break;
case 'assoc_result':case 'result_assoc':
if($this->query){
$r $this->results;
return $r?$r->fetch_assoc():false;
}else{
return false;
}
break;
case 'num_result':case 'result_num':
if($this->query){
$r $this->results;
return $r?$r->fetch_num():false;
}else{
return false;
}
break;
case 'insert_id':
return $this->sql->insert_id;
break;
}
}
}
function make_referenced(&$arr){
$refs = array();
foreach($arr as $key => $value){
$refs[$key] = &$arr[$key];
}
return $refs;
}
?>

/e

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Re: Your favorite web design tools/tips/tricks/tutorials/sites
« Reply #41 on: July 23, 2016, 12:42:32 pm »
I just stumbled upon this and it is really sweet: https://xerographer.github.io/multicoloure/

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Re: Your favorite web design tools/tips/tricks/tutorials/sites
« Reply #42 on: August 18, 2016, 06:07:11 am »
While we're on the topic of fonts...

I stumbled upon Fira Code recently. It blew my mind.

Basically, it uses ligatures (a feature whereby two adjacent characters may be displayed differently from the two characters by themselves) to render some common multiple-character programming operators in really neat ways. It's especially useful for Haskell, but it works great in other languages too, for example by combining things like != and >= into ≠ and ≥.

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Re: Your favorite web design tools/tips/tricks/tutorials/sites
« Reply #43 on: August 18, 2016, 06:11:09 am »
Wow, that's a pretty neat idea! I can easily imagine that it takes quite some time to get used to it, though.

Also, is it so that when you backspace both characters dis-appear then?

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Re: Your favorite web design tools/tips/tricks/tutorials/sites
« Reply #44 on: August 18, 2016, 06:14:49 am »
Nope, the file itself still has the two characters separately—it just shows up as a combined character, taking up twice the space. So pressing Backspace on ≠ gives you !.

It doesn't really take any getting used to, since the characters are all still there, just displayed slightly differently. If anything it's made my code more intuitive because I can see where one operator ends and another begins :D