How to Get a Users Geo Location?

Every wonder how all of those dating ads know that you are looking for hot girls near (insert your city here)? Well if you are a complete nerd like me you probably ignored the hot girls and wondered: “How did they know where I live?”. There are a few simple ways to do this. Today … Read more

Convert a MySQL date field using PHP Functions

Today I am going to show you how to convert data returned from a MySQL database that was store as a date data type into a user friendly format. To do this you can take two different approaches. One way to do it is to use the function date_format() function in your query. The other way to to modify the date after it is returned.

Simple PHP Website Templates

So you have a basic HTML site with 100 pages, what happens when you want to change the title tag? Well, if you aren’t using PHP includes, you will have to update each file. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could make the change to one file and it would update every page? That is what we will accomplish with our basic PHP template tutorial.

Password Verification and Strength Checker

This tutorial will walk you through creating a registration form that includes a password strength checker to tell the user how strong (security wise) their password is. This form will also include two password boxes and will verify that the same password has been entered twice to prevent typing the wrong thing into a password box.

Hide and Show a Div Using Javascript

This tutorial will show you how to create a hidden Div and display it with the click of a link. There are a few reasons you may want to hide a Div in a website design. You may want to create a drop down type menu or a box that will show more information when you click a link. Another reason would be for SEO purposes. In theory hiding information in a Div is not against Google’s rules. As long as the user can still see the content when clicking a button you are not displaying different information to the user than you are to the search engine.

Creating a Form that will Search a MySQL Database

In this tutorial I will show you how to add a simple search box to query a MySQL database. This tutorial is a continuation of the “How to Access a MySQL Database Using PHP” tutorial.
Since writing that original tutorial I have created a local WAMP test environment. I have created the database “test” with a table “testable”. The table contains the following fields: