301 Redirection Codes

A collection of the most common methods for performing 301 redirects:

Classic ASP Recordset values disappearing…

Or just plain acting strange? Check your connection string. Recently had a Classic ASP site that I was converting from running off of Access to using a SQL2005 database and the values in recordsets were behaving very oddly. Anytime a row … Continued

Gareth Stevens

“Gareth Stevens is one of the world’s most respected library and educational publishers. Our publishing program focuses on nonfiction titles carefully written and designed to align with current curriculum standards and objectives. Our mission is to lead children to a … Continued

Display inconsistencies between FireFox and other browsers?

Double check your syntax. FireFox is more forgiving of errors than IE when it comes to the CSS code. For example: [sourcecode language=”css”]background:transparent url(images/check.gif)no-repeat 0 6px;[/sourcecode] Will work as intended within FireFox but not IE even though there is no … Continued

Google Static Maps

This is a nice utility for embedding a static version of a Google Maps location. For example, if you didn’t want to actually embed the fully functional Google Map but just an image of that map you can use this … Continued

CSS Reset Techniques

Here’s a new article on MSDN that gives a brief history of various CSS Reset techniques (clearing base styles in order to avoid cross-browser differences). The Ins and Outs of CSS Resets Also, as pointed out in that article there … Continued

Ajax Autocomplete jQuery Plugin

This is a nice little plugin for easily adding auto-complete functionality to form fields. All it looks for is a datasource formatted as JSON. I’ve put an example here using PHP to access a dinosaur name database returning the previously … Continued

jQuery data function speed variations

It’s always worth looking up a function that you may be using heavily to see if there’s a faster way to call it. For example, getting and setting variables using the data() function within jQuery can vary greatly depending on … Continued

Use Google Closure to minify your .js

Have a large .js file that you’d like to bring down to size? Check out the Google-hosted Closure compiler: http://closure-compiler.appspot.com/home It let’s you specify some basic rules for the compression as well as creates the actual resulting .js file if … Continued