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Best way to store IP addresses in MySQL

By David Pratt / Tags: , / 26 Comments » / Published: 10-08-10

It’s tempting to store IP addresses in a database as a varchar of length 15 in the absence of a dedicated IPv4 field type in mysql, but that isn’t the most efficient way of doing so…

Non-standard page size’s in TCPDF

By David Pratt / Tags: , / 17 Comments » / Published: 23-06-10

If you need to create a PDF using TCPDF that isn’t a standard size (A4, A5, B1, LETTER etc.) then this snippet might help you out: $resolution= array(100, 100); $pdf->AddPage(‘P’, $resolution);

Using Crontab with Plesk to call PHP files

By David Pratt / Tags: , , / 36 Comments » / Published: 06-05-10

How to set up a scheduled job on Plesk that calls a PHP file at an interval of your choosing.

Calculate text width and height with JavaScript

By David Pratt / Tags: , , / 5 Comments » / Published: 22-04-10

A tutorial that shows you how to measure the height and width of a text element using JavaScript.

A few things to consider when developing on a public domain

By David Pratt / Tags: / No Comments » / Published: 14-03-10

To prevent a site being indexed by Google before it is ready for public consumption, there are a couple things that you can do.