Archive for the ‘Web’ Category

Monitoring Multiple Google Analytics Profiles (2012 version)

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

I wrote about monitoring multiple analytics profiles back in 2010. A lot has changed since… The Google Analytics interface has changed, we now have to deal with “accounts”, “properties” and “profiles” and, only recently, Google completely changed the way their API works. So my previous solution suddenly stopped working. By chance, I stumbled upon a [...]

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Creating an Online Store with Symfony – Part 2: Design Creating an Online Store with Symfony – Part 2: Design

Friday, December 24th, 2010

This part contains only mockups and designs. There are some hand drawn sketches but almost all design is created with Adobe Fireworks. The Grid Idea: product grid spans the entire width of the browser. This applies to home page, category listing, search results, filters, etc. Product details page and shopping cart (together with checkout page): [...]

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Creating an Online Store with Symfony – Part 1: Documentation Creating an Online Store with Symfony – Part 1: Documentation

Friday, December 17th, 2010

This is work in progress Content Project Description Requirements and Technologies Modules (Frontend and Backend) Objects and Database Frontend Sections Backend Sections Graphic Design 1. Project Description Project aims to create a full-featured ecommerce solution. Backend administration area will include classic features like managing product catalog, categories, standard and custom product attributes, managing sales, users [...]

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How to build a website layout in 30 minutes How to build a website layout in 30 minutes

Friday, December 10th, 2010

Ok, it’s more like an hour if you include: – a bit of pencil and paper sketching (5 mins) – actually searching for stock images (5 mins) – coming up with that brilliant and innovative logo, drawing and scanning (5 mins) – building the layout in fireworks (the video below) (30 mins) – pondering and [...]

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How I work: My Applications (freelance web developer) How I work: My Applications (freelance web developer)

Friday, October 1st, 2010

I’m a freelance web developer. I work mostly with PHP, HTML and CSS, but also javascript and actionscript. I’m also a web designer, print designer and illustrator. I’m always interested in what tools other people in this line of business use and always happy to get a good suggestion from people with similar workflows or [...]

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Symfony – forms in Symfony Symfony – forms in Symfony

Friday, September 24th, 2010

What forms are really like in Symfony You know what your Book object looks like, Symfony created the Book class and the BookForm class for you. Once you do in one of your actions, displaying the form in the template is as easy as: The echo $form part outputs rows using the Book’s properties. Each [...]

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Symfony – starting up with Symfony Symfony – starting up with Symfony

Friday, September 17th, 2010

I’ve recently been learning a lot of Symfony in my attempt to make the transition from home-made MVC frameworks to a full-featured OO PHP MVC framework. Everything that follows is my personal view on Symfony and a way to clarify things in my head. I’m just starting out with Symfony, so I’m definitely NOT an [...]

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Monitoring multiple Google Analytics profiles Monitoring multiple Google Analytics profiles

Friday, April 2nd, 2010

Google Analytics is a great tool! I love every little bit of it since the day I discovered it. But sometimes you just want to know how your websites are doing at a glance. I don’t care about all the other stuff like bounces, time spent on site, keywords, etc. I just want to know [...]

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