phpBB and Xaraya, Tips for Importing and Converting Large Databases

We have been looking at transferring to a new server and a new CMS/Forum system. Currently it uses phpBBPlus, an extensively modded version of phpBB. Over the years, as we've built up to over 80,000 posts, the performance has gotten wors… more »

IE, Alpha Transparency and Print Stylesheets

As may be obvious, I've been playing around with a theme for b2evo in the last few days. I've got it to a point where I was mostly satisfied with how it looked in Firefox, Opera, Konqueror and IE. However, I am using the AlphaImageLoader to make the PN… more »

Xara Xtreme

I discovered Xara Xtreme the other day. Xara have apparently open sourced their code for the windows version and members of the Linux community have taken the code and run with it. It is now a very fast (it runs well even on my creaky old laptop) and v… more »

Page creation from Yahoo! and Google

I've been playing around with the page creation tools on Google and Yahoo! today. This was mostly inspired by the fact that today is the first time (in about six months of trying) that I've managed to get into the Google Pages site without getting an er… more »

KDE upgrade issues on SuSE 10.1

I'm using Smart Package manager on SuSE 10.1 on my laptop, and I've enabled the suse-kde-backports channel to get the latest version of KDE rather than just the security patched 3.5.1 version. However, today I ran an update and, after rebooting, I could… more »

How to install Smart on SUSE Linux 10.0

Since I just went through the process, based on the /dev/loki guide for installing Smart Package Manager on SuSE 10.1, I thought I'd note down the exact steps I went through on SuSE 10.0. Note, all the steps relate to a 32-bit system. 1. Install depe… more »

Accessibility with Fangs and display:none

I've been busy at work over the last few weeks with the re-design of the company website. The site is standards compliant, I've been fixing the markup to be semantically correct and replacing inline images with CSS backgrounds at appropriate places. On… more »