Press This Problems

WordPress’s Press This bookmarklet is a nice tool for snipping a bit of another webpage directly into a new post on your blog. Unfortunately, on some hosts, this can be a problem. The problem comes in with the way Press This passes data into the press-this.php file in WordPress’s admin, it passes the URL along [...]

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Sunday, May 12th, 2013 Chris Hendrickson Wordpress No Comments

Getting Zen Cart Product Data From Outside the Store Directory

Being able to correctly pull Zen Cart product data from outside of the Store directory is a topic that comes up often when creating a shopping-based website. The trick is to use Zen Cart’s own functions to make sure you get the correct pricing, images, etc. Included in the zip file below is the code we have used recently to pull featured product data from outside of the store directory. It should serve as a fairly good reference for how to pull this type of data.

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Friday, July 23rd, 2010 Alex Logue PHP No Comments

Upload and Manage Multiple Images in Zen Cart

A common feature that clients request for their Zen Cart store is the ability to easily upload and manage multiple images for a product. Because this is so often requested, and because we could not find a plugin that suited our needs, we developed a small plugin/patch that allows multiple images to be uploaded and managed directly from the “Add / Modify a Product” page.

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Friday, July 23rd, 2010 Alex Logue PHP 2 Comments

Complex Rounded Boxes in Photoshop Under a Minute

This is the end result with rounded complex corners everywhereSometimes it’s not “hip to be square!”
Quite a few times I have wanted to quickly sketch-up a site design using complex rounded corner boxes but didn’t have time to grab illustrator and do all the path finder operations necessary. So I discovered this nifty little trick that may save you some time the next time the need arises.

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Tuesday, August 18th, 2009 Bill May Photoshop No Comments

Incremental Website Backup Over FTP

There may be times when you need to make incremental backups of a website even though you do not have the luxury of shell access or similar technologies. In this case, your only option may be to use FTP. This was a situation we found ourselves in, so we wrote a bash script to back up websites over FTP and, additionally, to back up the mySQL databases associated with the websites. The script fulfills these criteria:

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Tuesday, August 11th, 2009 Alex Logue *nix 3 Comments

Draggable Rope or String in Flash

Linked below is a draggable rope script in flash written in AS2. It is not physically correct in that it does not use catenary curves, but it does “look” right. All the code for the file resides in the first frame.

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Tuesday, August 11th, 2009 Alex Logue Flash No Comments

3D Sabre Tooth Puzzle Game

This is a 3D puzzle game created with the Blender Game Engine in 2008. It was made for the Gray Fossil Site and Nuclear Fuel Services’ Goal Card project. The clients were kind enough to allow us to release the source files for the game, which we are very thankful for. More information about the game, as well as download links to the source files and compiled binaries for Windows, Mac, and Linux can be found on this page.

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Tuesday, August 11th, 2009 Alex Logue 3D No Comments
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