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  Archive for October, 2009

October 17, 2009 – 8:24pm The Secret Behind “SEO”

What is the secret to SEO?

“Make something great. Tell people about it. Do it again.”

from Spammers, Evildoers, and Opportunists by Derek Powazek:

The problem with SEO is that the good advice is obvious, the rest doesn’t work, and it’s poisoning the web. I’m going to tell you about the problems, and then tell you the one true way to generate traffic on the web, based on my own 14 years of hits and misses.

This is a great post, which I discovered through daringfireball. It’s worth a read, either if you manage a website and have wondered about what “SEO” can (or in this case, can’t) do for you, or if you are a web developer and you get clients asking how they can improve their search visibility.

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October 17, 2009 – 6:20pm 6 Icon Packs You Will Actually Use

You can never have too many good icons…

6 Icon Packs You Will Actually Use.

October 9, 2009 – 5:29pm Symfony 1.3 Published Book…. Already?

Symfony 1.3 Book Cover

I just received a review copy of a new book published by Packt Publishing called “Symfony 1.3 Web Application Development“, available online. The book is written by Tim Bowler and Wojciech Bancer over at the UK based Agile Labs. It’s amazing that a book has been published for this new version of symfony even before the 1.3.0ALPHA1 was released.

The book covers all of the basics, including the forms framework and the admin generator. The code examples use Propel rather than Doctrine. I’m looking forward to seeing how in depth they go into the forms framework; to me it seems to be the most confusing aspect about symfony overall.

October 4, 2009 – 1:19am Symfony, Doctrine Upload File “validation failed”

After setting up a simple file upload using the symfony 1.2 forms class and a doctrine model, I hit this error right away:

500 | Internal Server Error | Doctrine_Validator_Exception
 1 field had validation error:
 * 1 validator failed on file (type)

The short solution: when using a doctrine form class and $form->save(), set the path option in your sfValidatorFile validator and do not attempt to save/set the file column yourself. If you are curious why this is, continue reading. More…

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