Learning PHP: Working with Conditional Statements

In this PHP guide, we will take a look at conditional statements in PHP. Conditional statements — also known as conditional statements, conditional expressions or conditional constructs — are a group of programming features that can be found in every programming language. An example of a conditional statement is the if statement.


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How Shady Web Design Sites Get High Search Engine Results

There’s an unspoken understanding amongst web designers that the most valuable marketing real estate is Google’s "web design" front page. With over 300,000 searches monthly and thousands of dollars spent in search advertising on an hourly basis, the value of a top placement for terms like "web design", "website design", and "logo design" can often be financially crucial to web design businesses.

You’d think, then, that Google and other search engines such as Bing would spend their time monitoring the top web design pages for link spam and other unethical, black hat search engine marketing tactics. However, it appears that Google’s "web design" results are fairly unfiltered and loosely regulated, as a quick scan of their inbound link profile will show.


Let’s be honest. Being a web developer or a web designer doesn’t exactly give you an edge with the pretty girls (or guys) at your local pickup bar. If you were a part-time firefighter or investment banker, maybe. Nevertheless, the feud continues between web designers and web developers over which profession is the true calling. Like the yin and yang, these two are in constant battle to prove their dominance over the other, even when they work closely together.


Google Chrome Extensions for Web Design Students

Google Chrome — being a fast, extensible and user-friendly browser with a growing gallery of extensions — is perfect for work, study and communication on the Web. The browser is a great option for students, particularly those just getting started with web design and web development.


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Privacy and the User Experience

The privacy issue is an often-neglected aspect of designing user experiences. All too often in today’s information-driven society, we who work on the web sacrifice privacy and submit our users to violation or intrusion. In this article, we’ll discuss certain privacy-related concerns — in particular, how asking for too much information can degrade the overall user experience.