Like most people I get bored with the look of websites that I visit often. Even when the content changes fairly often the page layout leaves a lot to be desired. With CSS and a web programming language such as PHP It easy to give visitors a choice of how the site looks. If you have a recent browser and click on one of the styles at the bottom of the left menu you have a choice of how the site looks. Your choice is stored in a cookie so that when you return your preference will be displayed.
Thanks to Penny for informing me of the misguided link in the linksystem. The bug has been squashed and the fix is now available for download.
DevShed have an article by icarus called Database Abstraction With PHP. As the name suggests it looks at PHP's Database Abstraction Layer. Simply put it the database abstraction layer make it possible to write generic code that can be used to access different types of database without have to re-write the code.
Thanks to Colin for pointing out the browser sniffer wasn't detecting Windows ME correctly. It now should correctly identify Windows ME as the platform used. It's easy to see how the sniffer was deceived when the User Agent for Windows ME: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98; Win 9x 4.90) contains the words Windows 98. If the browser is Opera the User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.0; Windows ME) Opera 6.01 [en] seems to give the correct details.
The PHP: MySQL Table Manager has been improved again. Thanks go out to Arthur for his request to add a column to a table in a specified position. Now when adding a column to a table the order of columns is displayed and you can simply select where you want the new column placed.
The PHP: MySQL Table Manager has been updated to version 1.3. After receiving a request from a user, who has multiple databases stored on a shared server with hundreds of database belonging to others. The very practical request that may be useful to others was to only list his database. It required minimal changes to two files the index.php and convars.php.
Thanks Chris for the request.
The LinkSystem has had a much needed upgraded. Simple search functionality has been added to the main linkspage. You can set it up to search all in your link table or just the approved links. The whole system is now much easier to customise and contains less files. The Database hasn't had any changes made to it in this release so you will be able to set it up simply using the same table.
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