Smooth Font Rendering in Windows

You may have noticed that there are differences in the fonts that Microsoft Windows offers versus Apple. Fonts have always looked much better because of the rendering done by Apple. In an effort to change this a project has been started on code.google.com and as a...

The PHP echo function

The PHP echo function simply has PHP parse the string that follows the echo function and turns it into pure HTML for the browser. To demonstrate:   <?php echo "Hello World!"; ?>   Insert this in a page with a web server running PHP and PHP will...

Connecting to MySQL database with PHP

There are a few ways to connect to your MySQL database through PHP but I am going to show you how I connect to a database which you will be storing information in for a particular web site. This is a secure method of connection. Follow along and you will be up and...

Secure XAMPP Installation for Windows

Secure XAMPP Installation for Windows Installing XAMPP and getting it running is easy enough just to follow some simple directions, like cooking a Stouffer’s Lasagna. But upon initial installation of XAMPP you should know that there are no security functions...