Calc: Highlight Even or Odd Rows Quickly

I often like to highlight even or odd rows in a spreadsheet in order to make it easier to read. This can become labor intensive when you have a lot of data. Today, I am going to show you how to do it quickly in LibreOffice’s Calc program. Continue reading

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PHP Thumbnails on the Fly

In the MegaGallery project, we used the EXIF library in PHP to extract the thumbnails from the image itself. However, what do we do if we do not have EXIF installed or available through our web server provider? One possibility is to use the GD library. The GD library will allow us to create a thumbnail using the image itself. Continue reading

PHP XTemplate: The Basics

I have used FastTemplates for my PHP templating engine for years now, but it seems it is no longer supported. I still like it. It works well with some projects, but I decided maybe it was time to move on to something new. In my search, I came across a post from Web Resources Depot listing 19 PHP template engines. Some of these I knew (like Smarty), and most seemed more complicated than I needed. Let’s face it, I want to create web sites and develop PHP packages not learn a whole new markup system. Continue reading