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Find the User Agent Strings of any Mobile Devices

It’s quite often for a developer to make use of the user agent to determine what browser does a user used, especially for those who develop web services and websites. Recently I found a website which has a huge database of mobile device information, including the user agent string and even the functions supported in…

Detecting browsers of iPhone, iPod, iPad, Android and BlackBerry with JavaScript and PHP

To begin with, we need to understand that in the HTTP protocol, browser send its identity called user agent to the server to request the wanted webpage. Every browser has its only unique user agent value, and therefore we can check that value to identify the user browser. So, first we have to take a…

Mbox Mail for Mac works on Lion with Thurderbird

Fix Mbox Mail for Mac with Apple Mail 5, please see this post: Fix Mbox Mail for Mac on Lion, works Apple Mail 5 After the new Mac OSX Lion released, there has been a number of people finding out the Mbox Mail for Mac doesn’t work at all. But the fact is, it actually…

Convert character encoding in PHP

Usually while we extract information from other websites, character encoding might not correct. For example, j-jis.com is encoded with Shift-JIS. Therefore if your MySQL charset is UTF-8, it causes incorrect information. To handle the changing of character encoding, we can use iconv in PHP. [sourcecode language=”php”] $url = "http://j-jis.com/"; $html = file_get_contents($url); $html = preg_replace("/rn|n|t/",…

Handle unwanted character changes in Json for unicodes encoding in PHP

Json has been an efficient way to handle information and message exchanges in web programming. For example, I usually use PHP to connect MySQL and retrieve information, then display as Json. So a webpage can “AJAX” the displayed Json to create a dynamic view on itself. However, while the information involves unicode characters, PHP turn…

How do I construct a website

To construct a website, from nothing to a pretty one, what is needed is not only technique, but also ideas. When I was young, I constructed my website with Microsoft Frontpage. Later, I uses Dreamwaver to handle coding, programming web functions with PHP and javascript. Now, I even start using templates such as the Grid…

Posting source codes on WordPress

This is visual basic. [sourcecode language=”vb”] Private Function TempPath() As String Const MaxPathLen = 256 ‘Max length of the path, just as big as possible Dim FolderName As String ‘Name of the folder Dim ReturnVar As Long ‘Return Value End Function [/sourcecode] To do so, you need to wrap the code between [‌‌‌‌‌sourcecode language=”vb”] and…