Archive for October, 2012

Diff Compare Files

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

Compare Files Using Diff

The file comparison utility “diff” outputs differences between two files. In the past, “diff” compared text files. Modern versions of “diff” compare binary files such as audio and video files.

Web designers can use “diff” to quickly compare files. Programmers can use the differences as messages for source control management systems. In this tutorial, “diff” will be used to compare text files.


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Apache Password Protect

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

Password Protect Folder Using Apache

Web designers can utilize the Apache Web Server to protect web folders. Content can be protected by a password prompt.

Content will not be accessible when a web visitor enters the wrong credentials. A user name and password will be requested every time a new browser instance is used to visit the protected content.


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PHP Mobile Device Detect

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

Detect Mobile Devices Using PHP

Web designers can utilize the PHP to get information about the browser. HTTP_USER_AGENT is a string that contains contents of the header such as the platform used.

The platform is usually the operating system on desktop browsers. On mobile devices, it might be the device name. The string will be converted to lowercase to make sure that the devices can be detected.


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