How to link external code source folder in Eclipse PDT projects & Array initializer indentation size?

Code folders may be distributed across different locations and paths but you want to manage them in one Eclipse project. It’s easy to achieve this by linking code source in your Eclipse project. Right click on project Click “Properties” Select “PHP” > “Build Path” Click “Link Source…” Click “Browse” Select the code folder to link …

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Conversion rate increased by 44% for one of our fashion sites

Misdress is one of our wedding fashion brands. We have seen an increase of general conversion rate from 0.9% to 1.3% after we have implemented these for the site: Adding a phone number in the site footer Adding a reviews module on the product pages Adding important information links on the product pages, e.g. Returns, …

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Beyond Snowden: How Government Corrupts Business

It seems we have been living with the Snowden revelations forever. But in truth, he has only been a household name since mid-2013. There was so much news released that it quickly became information overload. There was too much information to fully process any one piece of it. The takeaways from the information dumps can …

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The Rise of Web Bots

Just gave a read to this article: http://www.sitepoint.com/rise-web-bots-fall-human-traffic/ Very intriguing. The Internet is developing just like how the other industries are. Traditional industries try to make products out of the raw materials provided by nature, while Internet is trying to reach targeted information / answers by organizing raw data everywhere. That’s exactly what Google and …

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Optimize for Large Number of Columns in a Wide MySQL Table

In addition to necessary indexes and proper SELECT queries (only select needed columns), for wide tables, 2 basic tips apply well: Define your column as small as possible. Avoid using dynamic columns such as VARCHAR or TEXT as much as possible when you have large number of columns per table. Try using fixed length columns …

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You don’t need a Google Apps alternative for email hosting

Now that Google Apps closed sign-up for free plans, lots of people are looking for alternatives to Gmail for their own domains. Actually they don’t need to. You can simply add other domains to your existing Google Apps account as separate domains to set up emails such as [email protected] The separate domain emails perform exactly …

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Sell on Taobao.com and Tmall.com – Market to China!

If you have solid products and wants to sell to China audience, let us know. We have a very capable team currently running 2 big brands on Taobao.com (for small merchants) and Tmall.com (for medium to large merchants), the largest online marketplaces in China thus far, with an annual sales volume over 1,000 billion CNY, or 200 billion …

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Firefox redirecting localhost to www.localhost.com

To avoid this annoying behavior of Firefox that redirects http://localhost to http://www.localhost.com when you are developing on the localhost, try one or more of the following tips: Use other browsers such as IE or Chrome. Use “127.0.0.1” instead of “localhost”. Make sure http://localhost is correctly configured and responding. Make sure C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts has and only has …

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How to write page title for SEO?

I have several writers who write content for my websites. One of the things they constantly have is that they come up with page titles that are not good enough. Sometimes it’s trivial but sometimes it does pose a siginficant problem with regards to SEO. For example, in this article: http://www.bintley.com/blog/the-comprehensive-guide-to-choosing-the-right-short-range-airsoft-gun/ The title is so long …

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I’m just so happy

I don’t know why but I’m just so happy. I just returned from a hiking in the Qin Mountains. It’s gently snowing while we climb one of the mountains to an altitude of about 1000 meters above sea level. It’s been terrific in the outdoors! We have a good company of many friends and strange but …

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Customize WordPress Admin Styles from Your Theme Directory

It’s better to style the /wp-admin of WordPress from your theme because it’s portable and upgrade-proof. Keeping all customizations  in ONE place is always a good idea in web development. How to style WordPress admin backend /wp-admin from your theme? Add this hook to the functions.php of your theme: function customAdmin() { ?><link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="<?php bloginfo(‘stylesheet_directory’); ?>/wp-admin.css" …

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