has a new look! has a new look!
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I finally broke down and decided to make good use of the one MySQL database my Web host provides and learn PHP. I decided that I can’t call myself a Web geek without knowing one of the most popular Web programming languages. This little project captured my attention for a good part of the week.

The result is a Web site that is 500 times easier to update and maintain, and for you, dear Internets, there are new RSS feeds to subscribe to. As soon as I realized how useful RSS is for reading my favorite blogs, I realized it would be doubly useful for my own Web site!

A lot of credit goes to the S.O., the resident PHP guru, for patiently answering my questions and, at points, just coding the darned thing for me. I still can’t quite get my head around nested “for” loops, but I’m working on it.

Now I just need to get working on some new stuff to fill it up!


  1. Yes, I’m not sure why everytbhing has to be so complicated with codes…I’m sure it’s to make us seem even more dense when it comes to computer programming! I have no idea what I’m talking about so bear with me – is it anything like html code? The reason I ask is because when I had to do some coding of this nature, someone very thoughtfully put me onto a site that does the coding for you ie you type normally then click “convert” – so much less taxing on the brain! lol

  2. PHP is like HTML in that the end result is a Web site, but that’s where the similarity stops.PHP is usually supported by a database – for example, I enter my photographs into an online spreadsheet and they’re automatically displayed on a portfolio page. I don’t have to physically go to the HTML of the page to add photos or change text. Or like Blogger – you type in what you want to say and an entry is generated for you. Updates are much less time consuming!What you’ve described is a WYSIWYG editor – “What you see is what you get”. You type in your text and the code that is generated is HTML. It allows one to build a Web site without knowing the code.It is complicated, but at my day job I’m a Web developer, so it’s what I do!

  3. hello! just checking by. i used to have you on LJ but i’m not sure where you went to. your work is coming along so beautifully. they look so crisp and beautifully lit. i want to see more 🙂

  4. Hey, D! Thank you!I started working full-time about a year ago so I stopped taking photos for a while. I moved over to Vox, and Blogger. Glad you found me again! 😀

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