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JavaScript Hover Effects to Speed Up Page Load Time

JULY 1, 2011

 If you have a big home page with a lot of articles that have third party elements, such as Facebook Like buttons, or other JavaScript powered share buttons, you can greatly speed up the loading of your page by not loading the extras until the user's mouse cursor travels over them...

HTML5 Video on TravelShark for a Better Experience

JUNE 16, 2011

At RustyBrick I recently had the pleasure of working with TravelShark (formerly Swiftrank) to launch a new website for their featured hotel program...

NetBeans IDE: The Best for PHP Development?

DECEMBER 31, 2010

After coding practically everything (PHP, JavaScript, CSS, and HTML) in the outdated Zend Studio 5.1 -- from around 2006) for about 2 years -- it is now up to version 8 but I wont go into that -- I've switched over to using NetBeans IDE full time for about 2 weeks and I'm loving it...

LinkedIn SEO

JULY 9, 2010

Recruiters or head hunters play a large role in most industries, especially Information Technology. The last few times I have looked for a new job recruiters have played a large role, even I didn't realize it at first. Many listings on popular job websites, such as Monster.com or CareerBuilder...

Streaming Your Tweets

MAY 17, 2010

You might have seen Twitter feed boxes in the sidebars of websites such as www.cartoonbarry.com. Did you ever wonder how those self-updating widgets work? They're made possible by a data format called RSS (and ATOM and XML) and a little bit of JavaScript...

PayPal Trashes Helpful Information in SEO Unfriendly Move

MARCH 5, 2010

When you have thousands of pages containing helpful information that are highly ranked in Google, there are two ways to move that information to a new domain: The right way, and the PayPal way...

Using Password Hashes To Prevent Lawsuits

JANUARY 29, 2010

When it comes to security in web applications, just like with security in anything physical, you can never be totally and 100% sure that your data and application will be protected from malicious actions...

Use Google Page Speed Tool to Speed Up Your Site

NOVEMBER 17, 2009

With the vast majority of internet users surfing on high speed broadband connections (94% of active internet users in the USA), should we, as website owners and developers, even bother optimizing and shrinking our code, content, and resources? Yes! To stay ahead of your competitors, you want to have lightning quick...

Hacking Polldaddy - Faking the Votes and Exploiting Poll Daddy

NOVEMBER 1, 2009

As many of you know, RustyBrick had a Halloween contest and a PollDaddy poll was set up in order to vote for the winner. It was going to be a tough race. First of all, Mabe had an outstanding satyr costume. Both Jimmy and Joe submitted adorable shots of their children all dressed up...

RB + Video Games + UFC

AUGUST 24, 2009

It probably doesn't come as a surprise to anyone, but many of us here at RustyBrick enjoy video games. Well, that may be an understatement. There are a few of us that REALLY enjoy video games, myself included. We also happen to be very competitive...

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