How to add transparency to a background colour of a HTML div or section

Transparency

The goal here is to make any text you add to a full width background image readable. This tutorial will show you how to add transparent background colours to sections that contain text. If you want to use text on top of background images, this tutorial is a must read! You can see an example […]

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How to install Disqus comments into a blog or website

An hassle free way to add user commenting to a blog or website is to use an application called Disqus. Disqus is described by the developers as “The internet’s favourite comment plug-in makes it easy for publishers to bring their content to life, fuel colourful discussions, efficiently moderate comments, and build engaged communities.” The video […]

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Read and show database records using Ajax

In this tutorial we will show you how to read JSON on data using jQuery and PHP. To complete this tutorial, you will need to set up a database within PHP MyAdmin and link the necessary files for Ajax to work. Ajax Is really helpful in web development because it enables users to retrieve information […]

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What are prepared statements in PHP?

A prepared statement is a feature used to execute the same (or similar) SQL statements repeatedly with high efficiency. Prepared statements basically work like this: Prepare: An SQL statement template is created and sent to the database. Certain values are left unspecified, called parameters (labeled “?” or :user). You can use text or a ‘?’symbol, […]

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