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TRACOM: Redesign Launch

In early 2019, we finished a website redesign for TRACOM, a long-standing company that provides learning materials for teaching Social Intelligence and increasing productivity. A Flexible, Row-based Design TRACOM's website content was fairly extensive and varied. So, instead of creating a fixed number of rigid templates, we designed the new…
Todd Dumas
April 10, 2019
DesignTutorialsWeb Development

Git Primer

What is git? Git is an application for distributed version control. It’s version control because it lets you deftly create and manage versions of your files, and it’s distributed because there is no server. What is a git repository? A git repository is a collection of files that git is…
July 5, 2012
DebuggingTutorialsWeb Development

Attaching .docx files via PHP

Interesting bug today: A client's web form takes file uploads and forwards them as email attachments. Script works great for .doc files, but .docx files end up as mysterious attachments with filenames like ATT00010.txt, whose content starts with this: application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document; name="filename.docx" Content-Disposition: attachment; filename="filename.docx" Content-Transfer-Encoding: base64 This "header" is followed…
June 21, 2011
Project LaunchesWeb DevelopmentWebsite Launches

BookIt: Web Application Launch

After many months of development, integration battles, use-case beta testing, and top-to-bottom system debugging, we finally deployed BookIt; a custom, web-based, NetSuite-integrated, conference room managing and scheduling application for OfficeEvolution. The core BookIt system allows OE clients to login and reserve conference rooms from any of the dozen OE business…
Todd Dumas
June 9, 2011
DebuggingTutorialsWeb Development

IE9 Disappearing Content Bug

After installing Internet Explorer 9, I began cross-browser testing the DesignDivine sites.  IE9 destroyed the layouts of at least a half of our websites with no discernible or obvious patterns.  Large content areas were missing from new and old sites alike.  Each of these sites was compatible with IE6, IE7,…
Todd Dumas
May 22, 2011
TutorialsWeb Development

One WordPress Install, Multiple Sites

One of our clients wanted two sites—two URLs, two designs, two sets of content—on a single Wordpress install. They wanted to be able to log into a single admin area to manage both sites, and to be able to make posts of certain categories show up on both sites, while…
December 15, 2010
Server ConfigurationTutorials

PHP-MSSQL on Linux: Easier Than You’ve Heard

We've integrated in-house Microsoft SQL Server databases with public PHP web sites a number of times, now. Until today, this meant dealing with Windows VPSes for even modest sites, simply because we were unable to find a Windows shared hosting plan which permitted access to remote databases, and all the…
October 25, 2010