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Outlook 2007 and TLS configuration0

Posted 17 March 2011

This guide has been compiled to help Mutiny Design customers configure their emails using TLS security helping to deliver a better encryption on your private emails whilst using Microsoft Outlook 2007 as the primary mail reader. This guide will cover the configuration of Microsoft Outlook 2007 however the settings used will be the same in all mail programs, the stages might look different to the screen shots shown in this guide. To zoom into any of the images below please click on the image. This guide will assume you have...

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Introduction to sitemap.xml0

Posted 14 September 2010

Checking for a sitemap A site map (or sitemap) is a list of pages of a web site accessible to crawlers or users. It can be either a document in any form used as a planning tool for web design, or a web page that lists the pages on a web site, Some developers feel that site index is a more appropriately used term to relay page function, web visitors are used to seeing each term and generally associate both as one and the same. However, a site index is often an A-Z index that provides access to content, while a site map provides a general...

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Center a web page in CSS3

Posted 02 July 2009

One simple way to center a web page using CSS is to create a container div, that is horizontally centered by having its left and right margins set to auto. Using this method, you can still apply colours / background images to the body tag, so its a flexible solution. (if you didnt need this ability, just apply margins and width to the body tag instead, and forget using the container div). The container div has the same width as your webpage and, well, contains it. All the code for your web page is placed inside the container div. This will...

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Introduction to Propel0

Posted 02 June 2009

What is Propel? When I first started producing websites with PHP, I used text files for storing user submitted content. It wasn't very sophisticated but did work. Of course, I abandoned that after discovering databases, and used them ever since. Unfortunately using plain mysql_query() function brought new threats like SQL Injection. Forgetting to check one variable passed to SQL query could result in someone clearing out the entire database. Database Abstraction Libraries like ADOdb or PDO fixed that problem - but than others appeared. PHP...

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Configure automatic subdomains with Apache1

Posted 18 May 2009

In this article I will show you how to configure your Apache server so you have subdomains redirecting (pointing) automatically to folders of subdomain name. Imagine running a development server, and having people working on an increasing number of different projects. Normally you would set up a Virtual Host configuration in Apache for every subdomain, and add an entry into DNS configuration for every subdomain. In order for this configuration to be easy to test for the purpose of this article we will configure automatic subdomains for a...

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Basics of Database optimisation2

Posted 13 May 2009

Web developers often use the wrong data types in their MySQL databases. It is good practise to pay more attention to that part of design. Database operations are usually the most time consuming processes during script execution. Using the correct data types helps with database performance optimisation. The first step of database optimisation is to choose the appropriate and most efficient data type. It is common to set wrong datatypes, mostly on less loaded servers, because it doesn't drop any errors. Internet applications using such a...

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How to configure Outlook Express to receive emails0

Posted 11 May 2009

As with many of our tutorials, this short guide has been compiled in order to help our clients configure their email program. Although this guide has been created for our own client base the principle is still the same for anyone wishing to view emails using Outlook Express. Once your email has been configured by Mutiny Design support teams you will receive confirmation of your account settings, as below: Username: john@mydomain.co.ukPassword: ThyUIhdsbv(237)9idxYh@{POP / IMAP: mail.mydomain.co.ukOnce armed with the details above we can start...

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How to configure Outlook 2007 to receive emails1

Posted 11 May 2009

As with many of our tutorials, this short guide has been compiled in order to help our clients configure their email program. Although this guide has been created for our own client base the principle is still the same for anyone wishing to view emails using Outlook 2007. Once your email has been configured by Mutiny Design support teams you will receive confirmation of your account settings, as shown below. Username: john@mydomain.co.uk Password: ThyUIhdsbv(237)9idxYh@{ POP/IMAP: mail.mydomain.co.uk Once armed with the details above...

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Problems Encountered With PHP DOM Functions2

Posted 07 May 2009

Recently we have been making heavy use of PHP's excellent DOM functions, which hugely improve on the DOM XML functions from PHP 4. The DOM functions have been used for two purposes: As part of a PHP framework, we have been building a XSLT based templating engine, which will replace our much slower and less flexible regular expression based engine. For a variety of SERP crawling SEO tools, including Rank Check, a tool allowing you to check your search engine rankings in a number of countries. Naturally, whenever exploring any new...

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Using multiple browsers for website compatibility testing2

Posted 30 April 2009

If you are building websites that go beyond personal pages, you will want to ensure that they can be viewed by as many internet users as possible. Sites that dont display correctly in a users browser will probably be closed, never to be visited again. All web browsers, more or less, will display HTML code according to guidelines set by the W3c. Some browsers do a better job then others. Its up to web developers to make sure their new, shiny website will display correctly, and can be used by as many internet users as possible. Some browsers...

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