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Web Development Mostly back-end coding in PHP

VWM Polls Installation and Configuration Video Tutorial

February 10th, 2012 in ExpressionEngine, Tutorials, Web Development

Quick video tutorial on how to install and configure the ExpressionEngine polling module VWM Polls.

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jQuery Form Validate

February 7th, 2012 in Web Development

I have recently released the new jQuery form validation plugin jQuery Form Validate. Let the validation commence.

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Hard at Work

July 12th, 2011 in ExpressionEngine, Random, Web Design, Web Development

The last few weeks have been pretty crazy — I got a new job and I started work on a new ExpressionEngine 2 module.

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Introducing VWM Secure Files

June 3rd, 2011 in ExpressionEngine, Web Development

Say “hello” to VWM Secure Files. This ExpressionEngine 2 module and fieldtype allows you to restrict access to files based on a given members group and/or member ID.

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Determining AJAX Success and Failure States in ExpressionEngine Modules

April 21st, 2011 in ExpressionEngine, Web Development

Assume you are building an ExpressionEngine module and you need to use jQuery to POST some data to one of your methods. Your method will then insert this data into your database and return some JSON with the insert ID and some other fun stuff. But what if the database insert failed? What are some ways to return an error message?

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VWM Polls v0.1-beta

April 8th, 2011 in ExpressionEngine, Web Development

Say “hello” to VWM Polls, a free and open source fieldtype and module package for ExpressionEngine 2.

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Cloning Select Inputs With jQuery

April 4th, 2011 in Web Design, Web Development

Cloning select inputs with jQuery is a bit weird. While it works, it does not clone the currently selected option.

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The First Week of the Year (According to PHP)

March 2nd, 2011 in Web Development

One might assume that Saturday, January 1st, 2011 was part of the first week of the new year. However, ISO-8601 says otherwise.

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CodeIgniter jQuery and JSON Search Suggestions

February 1st, 2011 in CodeIgniter, Tutorials, Web Development

Follow a video tutorial on how to create a CodeIgniter jQuery and JSON search suggestion system.

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CodeIgniter 2 Memcache Driver

February 1st, 2011 in CodeIgniter, Web Development

I am not cool enough for Memcached. Give me Memcache.

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Automating Database Results Array in CodeIgniter

January 24th, 2011 in CodeIgniter, Web Development

Sometimes the obvious is not very obvious. What does one do when confronted with a table with 50+ rows? Eventually you are going to have to build an array for all this data.

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WebFaction Review

January 13th, 2011 in Web Development

A short review of WebFaction web hosting.

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The Choice: EngineHosting, Media Temple, or WebFaction

January 13th, 2011 in Web Development

Three potential web hosts battle it out. Only one can win my heart.

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Goodbye Go Daddy or: How I Learned to Start Caring and Love Speed

January 13th, 2011 in Web Development

Dear Go Daddy,
Your super cheap hosting has been nice, however you are slow and I am leaving you.

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Setting Up Virtual Hosts in XAMPP on Windows 7

August 18th, 2010 in Web Development

Are you tired of working local on projects located in http://localhost/portfolio/projects/bla? I am.

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AJAX Aware JSON ExpressionEngine Contact Form Module (beta)

July 26th, 2010 in ExpressionEngine, Web Development

Now that we got that keyword-stuffed title out of the way, let me introduce my first ExpressionEngine 2 module, VWM Contact. The default ExpressionEngine contact form was just not doing it for me. Not only did it not play nice with AJAX, but the validation also sucked. I had to do something about it…

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History of of

July 20th, 2010 in Web Design, Web Development

Version 6 of has launched. Things were not always this awesome. See how things used to look…

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Launch of (version 6)

July 19th, 2010 in Web Design, Web Development

Welcome to the new portfolio site of Victor Michnowicz!

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