In this video, you learn about HTML5 and cutting edge CSS techniques. As long as you know basic HTML and CSS, you should be good to watch this video lesson. And yes, all the modern web browsers support this.
… At the same time, check out our new training site: webmentor.org.
Well, I’ve learned over the years that the best way to learn anything is to just do it. I would say that the theory-to-practical mix, should be say 20% theory and 80% practical.
Yep, academic shills (regardless of profession) are not only useless, they’re down right dangerous!! To avoid becoming an evil useless shill, you need to step it up and actually build websites, write code, make mistakes and learn from it.
I am happy to announce yet another screencast tutorial for all you nerds out there: Build A Content Management System.
OK, not the most exciting title, but still an exciting course for those PHP nerds who want to go from PHP basics and get into building a full-fledged PHP application from scratch.
Learn how to build a content management system that provides a website all the tools needed to allow basic web users to manage the website content with ease. Over 6.5 hours of tutorials over 41 videos!
Here are some details about the video tutorial:
This course is aimed at intermediate level web developers, demonstrating how to build a basic PHP based content management system that uses object oriented programming techniques and implements the MVC pattern.
We should have a the first free sample videos out this coming week from a new series that teaches people how to work with WordPress via Dreamweaver CS5.
… This latest version of Dreamweaver, has a bunch of tools specifically for use with WordPress. Our video course will not only teach you Dreamweaver’s WordPress tools, you will also learn a lot about WordPress theme creation along the way.
The following article and podcast is based on my personal experience and opinion, as web application developer and web entrepreneur.
Let’s start with the basics, what is PCI compliance?
The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a set of requirements designed to ensure that ALL companies that process, store or transmit credit card information maintain a secure environment. Essentially any merchant that has a Merchant ID (MID).
… So if you are processing credit cards and you take credit card information on your site, you are then subject to the edicts of PCI compliance.
Now on the surface this may sound like a good idea, but in practice, I am seeing something akin to the Y2K scam of the year 2000, where many companies paid big money ($$) to protect against the non-existent threat of Y2K. Again, my opinion as a programmatic nerd.
… Ahh Y2K, many of fraudulent fortunes were made in those days!
PCI Security Server Scan/Scam
So being a proud holder of a merchant ID (so I can process credit cards directly) I fell under the oppressive thumb of the PCI compliance industry. Besides answering yes to a whole slew of questions that had ZERO relevance to my company because of how we do things, I had to subject my server to the PCI compliance scan.