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Convert your plain CSS to SASS and Compass

January 19, 2015 -- William
Last modified on August 2016

Sass is a simple language that generates CSS. The advantages of using Sass will become obvious in this tutorial. The primary goal is to take the boredom away of repetitive code in CSS.

Tutorial category: 
Web Development
HTML
Duration: +- 15 minutes

Set up a virtual development environment for PHP automatically

December 15, 2014 -- William
Last modified on February 2018
Develpement environment clockwork

In this tutorial we will use Vagrant, Puppet and Composer to set up a virtual development environment that can be replicated infinitely with very little effort.

Tutorial category: 
GNU/Linux
Web Development
HTML
Duration: +- 15 minutes

Debugging PHP errors

October 27, 2014 -- William
Last modified on September 2016
Bug

Debugging is probably the most important skill of a developer. It is often and underrated task because it doesn't create anything, it just makes things work as they should. On top of it, debugging is most of the time a tedious or stressful task (depending on what the error breaks for your users!). As a programer you should learn how to debug efficiently to be able to do it quickly and keep going with your life.

Tutorial category: 
Web Development
HTML
Duration: +- 30 minutes

SQL: migrate Filemaker to MySQL without any software

January 2, 2011 -- William
Last modified on August 2014

Learn a way to transfer data from Filemaker files into a MySQL database using Filemaker built-in options, a text editor and phpMyAdmin.

Tutorial category: 
Web Development
HTML
Duration: +- 15 minutes

JS: Print page button

January 2, 2011 -- Webmaster
Last modified on November 2014

Printing web pages may seem counter-intuitive to some of us, used to read everything on a screen, but we shouldn't under estimate how big (and useful after all) is the demand. Users might want to print to keep a hard reference of the information or simply to read it later when in the subway. The reasons don't really matter and it's so simple to do that it's worth offering this possibility. All you will need is a some Javascript ready to copy and paste.

Tutorial category: 
Web Development
HTML
Duration: 5 minutes or less