Archive for October, 2009

Curbless Showers | Walk in Showers Installed in Michigan

Monday, October 26th, 2009

If you are looking for an excellent solution for your bathroom conversion weather you are elderly or just mobility challenged you could benefit from a Curbless Walk In Shower.

We’ve just finished the re-build and re-launch of also aliased from that will knock your socks off as your prepare for a beautiful new bathroom.

LAMP Linux – Apache – MySQL – PHP – PDO and Curl

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

I’m sick of having to find a good source for this so if you are installing via a debian flavor of linux, such as ubuntu do the following three steps.

1) Open Terminal and type sudo apt-get install apache2
2) sudo apt-get install mysql-server libmysqlclient15-dev
3) sudo apt-get install php5 php5-common libapache2-mod-php5 php5-gd php5-dev curl libcurl4-open-ssl-devphp5-curl phpmyadmin

If you need more get more, but this usually covers it for me.

Search Engine Optimization Follies

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

So, I’ve done it; I finally developed a site that was so off the wall it seems that google isn’t all that good at crawling it. is using a combination of .htaccess 404 tricks to generate dynamic content on the fly, which normally doesn’t cause a problem; however, when paired with purely javascript navigation it’s seems to keep google from recognizing the links at all.

With this site, there are several counties such as livingston county home foreclosures baked right in to the navigation that direct your browser to the same type of navigation is built in to visit cities, for example brings up the foreclosure listings for Brighton Michigan, simple enough but with the code tricks I’ve used to make these things happen Google isn’t reading the pages.

I’ve been working on some new fixes that may solve the problem but you’ll have to check back to see how that goes.

17″ Used Laptop | Gaming Laptop | Sager NP9262 Quad Core

Friday, October 9th, 2009

If you are looking for a new computer and performance is important to you, then I’ve got the computer for you. I’m currently selling my Sager NP9262 17″ Quad Core laptop computer.

You can take a look at it on ebay or craigslist:




jQuery Shadowbox Tutorial | HOWTOs jQuery

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

Wondering what the easiest way to shadow box a page is? It’s really simple and can be accomplished with very little code.

Follow these simple steps and you will be set in no time,

1) include the jquery library in the head of your document

2) Add a div just below the body tag with id=”shadow” style=”display: none;”

3) add the following to your document.ready function or to an onclick event or whatever
.css(“height”,($(‘body’).height() + 50) )

opacity: “.7”
}, 1000)

4) you can update the code in the shadow box with $(‘#shadowbox’).html(“html here”); or by placing whatever you want shadowboxed in the shadow box div

You are all set your page is shadowboxed with a 70% opacity, if you need to have the items display at 100% opacity, add a second div that is positioned absolute and z-indexed above the shadow with opacity 1 and you are even better off.