This is how you upgrade (or downgrade) the PHP version on EasyPHP for Windows

Posted by on Nov 18, 2015 in Backend | No comments

Since August 2015, the EasyPHP developers have moved their modules into a called “Warehouse” in which they will host up to date modules for their famous WAMP server. This Warehouse is now subscription based, and if you want to download a module, say, the latest or an old PHP version, you will need to pay for it.

EasyPHP will remain free, is just the modules for customisation that are now under the subscription model. However, if you only want to update your PHP version to any in specific, just follow the steps below.

These are the frontend web development tools that you should be using right now

Posted by on Nov 14, 2015 in Frontend | No comments


If you like to be on top of the latest frontend technologies, then this is the right post for you. Let us go through the most widely used frontend tools that will help you boost your productivity by leaving the hard work into their hands. All these tools are console based, so make sure you have at least Windows PowerShell installed if you are not on Linux or MacOS.

Why are frontend web development technologies so broken?

Posted by on Apr 3, 2015 in Frontend | No comments


If you have worked in frontend web development lately, you probably have realised how messy the whole thing is. From languages that compile on top of other languages to the ridiculous amount of frameworks that are published every day. In fact, you are probably already struggling to keep up; but trust me. you are not alone. Let’s take a look at what is going on and how we got here in the first place.

Seamlessly validate forms and file uploads with CodeIgniter

Posted by on Jul 12, 2014 in Backend | No comments

Form Validation CodeIgniter

The Form Validation class is great to validate simple input fields such as textareas, checkboxes, text fields, etc. But what about file inputs? If you have a mix of text and file inputs, your controller can get messy if you try to validate both. Lets take a look at a neat solution that only involves extending your Form Validation class.

This is how it all started

Posted by on Sep 13, 2013 in Other Stuff | 1 comment


In the following article I want to relate how I started in the programming and web development industry, how I learned to code and build websites from scratch. Why did I write this you may ask? So I don’t forget. Time makes you forget things. My 28th birthday was close and I wanted to keep track of my professional development so I could read about it in the future. If you have ever kept a diary, you probably know how amazing it is to read your own stories as you grow up. Life has the tendency to move things around, but writing about it is the best way to keep everything almost intact for your future self. Anyway, lets get started!

How to force a cache refresh on CSS and JavaScript files with PHP?

Posted by on Dec 30, 2012 in Backend, Frontend | 1 comment


There is your client, complaining that they can’t see the changes you just made to their website. You explain them that they need to delete their browser cache in order to properly visualize the modifications. They said they don’t know how, and this is when you lose your patience and decide for a more radical solution. We are developers right? there has to be something easier than explaining the client how to delete their cache. Read on for more.

Mobile browser detection for WordPress – embedded is_mobile() function

Posted by on Mar 7, 2012 in Backend | 5 comments

Lets face it. Responsive design is here to stay and it is the solution to all of our nightmares regarding mobile web design. For those who are not aware of this technique, I invite you to read my other post where I explain what it is. But lets get to the point. Sometimes we need to add conditionals to our WordPress theme in order to detect if the visitor is visiting us from a mobile device, if so, we remove or add content. This is solved by using a custom made function called is_mobile() embedded into our functions.php. Read on for more.

How is responsive design the answer to mobile web consumption?

Posted by on Feb 13, 2012 in Frontend, Other Stuff | No comments

The number of people perusing the web on mobile devices is huge, nobody can say otherwise. Ericsson reported that in the past year, mobile traffic more than doubled. The number of users in the United States alone who use the internet via a mobile device grew 19% over the past year. The Times of India recently reported that the number of mobile phones in the United Kingdom is now greater than the number of people there; not only that, but 27% of the adult population in Britain now uses a smartphone. It’s becoming clear that mobile browsing isn’t only here to stay, but it’s here to change the way we consume media. What does this mean for content creators and designers? In short, we must adapt and begin thinking about content in a more inclusive fashion.

Load several instances of your Tweet, Like and +1 buttons asynchronously

Posted by on Sep 22, 2011 in Social Networking | No comments

In one of my blogs, I was having issues with page loading because the social buttons were locking the page when they were being rendered. This is a serious issue for the visitor, since most of them just want to get to the info quickly. This issue is very noticiable on blogs, where you have dozens of these little buttons spreaded across your index page. Lets see how to fix it.

Finding unique array combinations with PHP (permutations)

Posted by on Jun 23, 2011 in Backend | 5 comments

I was developing a website where people would place horse bets and the system should be able to calculate all the possible permutations based on the user selection. That means: finding all the possible combinations in a two dimensional array. I found a couple of functions but none of them would keep the array keys intact. So, I came up with this idea after a few gray hairs.