They said I could be anything… so I became a Thundercat. (more…)

Hmmm… should you use GET or POST as the method for your HTML forms? Neither! You should be using post, actually. While the world will keep on spinning no matter how you capitalize the word, all attribute values should really be lowercase for consistency. (more…)

It occurred to me that there are many wrong ways to submit forms and I can’t recall that I have every seen the right way documented anywhere.

Here, SolidlyStated will show you a 3 step, rock-solid form submission process and why it is superior to the majority of the web. Learn the steps.

This is a companion article to a JavaScript version of the same tutorial. This article is intended for PHP developers who want to pull WordPress and other blog posts into a non-Wordpress or non-blog web page.

If you are using PHP, I recommend you use this method, as it is cleaner than JavaScript and completed entirely at server-side. see the code.

RSS Feeds. AKA Really Simple Syndication. As a professional web developer of over 13 years, I have to say that I never really understood why anyone would use them. Seemed like a nice idea, but never had any attraction for me.

I still had to work with them all the time because they were “in vogue” and I simply saw them as a way for other a**holes to steal content from legitimate authors. (Side note: if you are here to steal content from other websites, you can choke on something). Strangely, after all this time, I have found that the same mechanism can be quickly used for good

SolidlyStated’s various hardware, software, and design updates have been sparse lately. I wanted to make sure all my reader’s know that I haven’t been slacking. I have been working on a web property for another LLC I am part of and getting that off the ground. Read all about it.

It is helpful for website logins to autofill usernames and passwords on HTML inputs, but can be a pain in the butt when you work with password change/reset forms or forms with credit card number fields. In these instances, you don’t want numbers to automatically fill in (or be remembered by a browser). Learn how to stop it.

Like most web developers who publish articles, I always preach about standards and best practices (which, incidentally, makes me wonder why we don’t see more loud-mouthed naysayers who try to get recognition by writing about how all that is a big joke.) This article will be no different, except this time no one can argue about whether it makes a real difference. Today, I will be talking about progressive enhancement. Enhance it!

There are quite a few scripts out there for checking whether the Caps Lock key is on. However, the top searches for a helpful JavaScript function turn up a lot of dated, obsolete code that usually doesn’t work or uses techniques that are frowned upon, such as obtrusive JavaScript.

In this article I will show you a modern, unobtrusive, cross-browser way of detecting Caps Lock. See the script