Looking to overhaul my photo gallery I thought I’d give Adobe’s Spry Sliding Panels widget a try.
Adobe’s examples have panels sliding vertically, horizontally and in any direction. The direction is controlled by CSS.
After experimenting with vertical and horizontal sliding I couldn’t figure out from the examples how to slide the panels in any direction until I realised how the panels are laid out and the importance of one particular CSS declaration.
For a while I was using the excellent swiftmailer which performed perfectly on both my local and remote servers for a while, but subsequently ceased working on my remote server.
A great alternative is the PEAR Mail package. Both MAMP and XAMPP come with the PEAR framework pre-configured, so installing the Mail package is straightforward.
An important feature of MAMP is an option to have the Apache and MySQL servers started as the application opens. Include MAMP as a Login Item and the MAMP servers are up-and-running after login.
XAMPP has no such option. Including XAMPP as a Login Item merely opens the XAMPP Control.app and the servers have to be started manually.
The answer is to a use a daemon.
Upgrading my MacBook to Snow Leopard wasn’t as trouble-free as I’d come to expect with previous upgrades.
My Huawei D12HW USB modem refused to connect post-upgrade. The culprit appeared to be the software utility provided by eMobile which caused Snow Leopard to report AutoOpen errors.
The fix although fairly simple didn’t come from eMobile, but from a fellow eMobile customer.
The application MAMP provides a local server environment for your Mac separate to the one installed as default by OS X.
Both the premium and free versions of MAMP provide a single localhost, but unlike the paid version, the free one does not provide a nice interface to configure virtual hosts.
Configuring virtual hosts in the free version of MAMP has to be done manually.