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Vertical, Horizontal & Diagonal Spry Sliding Panels

Vertical, Horizontal & Diagonal Spry Sliding Panels

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.

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Installing PEAR Mail Package on MAMP and XAMPP

Installing PEAR Mail Package on MAMP and XAMPP

If you want to enable your site to have a send email option there are several choices including mailto, sendmail or Postfix.

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.

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Starting XAMPP’s Apache Server at System Startup on Mac OS X

Starting XAMPP’s Apache Server at System Startup on Mac OS X

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.

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eMobile and Snow Leopard Fix. Hoorah!

eMobile and Snow Leopard Fix. Hoorah!

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.

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Configuring Virtual Hosts in XAMPP on Mac OS X

Configuring Virtual Hosts in XAMPP on Mac OS X

An alternative to the local server environment provided by the application MAMP is XAMPP.

Both offer a single localhost and require virtual hosts to be configured manually.

However, configuring virtual hosts in XAMPP differs slightly to configuring them in the free version of MAMP.

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Configuring Virtual Hosts in MAMP on Mac OS X

Configuring Virtual Hosts in MAMP on Mac OS X

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.

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