Using Homebrew makes it generally very easy to upgrade CommandBox on a Mac, albeit with some possible gotchas.
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A project that allows the sending of ZPL data to a label printer using ColdFusion and Java. The label printer can be installed either as a network IP printer or on a computer as part of its available printers.
While the Wordpress permalinks and friendly 404 page appeared to be working just fine on the public site after being added to the Lighttpd configuration, things were breaking in the Wordpress Admin section.
There is a way to bypass the default Wordpress functionality which displays the home page’s children when a user submits an empty search query, and instead display a “No search results found” in your normal search results theme template.
A quick look into how the WordPress posts tables are set up and a custom view query that can be used outside of php to loop through the posts or pages.
We can use Java’s Alpha transparency funtionality together with native ColdFusion image functions to slice images diagonally. Let’s take a look at how to do this and then how to join 2 images diagonally to be used in a slider.
I’ve implemented similar functionality on numerous sites by now, and I thought I would write up a short post on how to do this using jQuery and ColdFusion. The goal is to create a simple form text input which will collect someone’s email and add it to a database table. …
In a conversation that I was involved with yesterday, someone mentioned how useful cfquery maxRows is and how they like using it. I was pretty sure at the time that this cfquery cross-database attribute comes at a cost, but I thought I had better double check it. As it turns out, …
I better blog about this before I forget how to do it. I recently worked on a project where I had to find a way to filter the results on a page using jQuery and custom HTML namespace selectors through a search box. There may be plenty of ways of …
This custom tag will allow you to easily add a weather control to your website. Using the XML data feeds from weather.com we can produce owesome looking weather controls, both for current conditions and for forecasts. This control has a multitude of attributes, is fully customizable, easy to use, comes with example templates, and full source code provided.
We’ll learn how to create and use a ColdFusion custom tag, that will add a color picker field to a form and make it easy to select a web safe color. No popups were harmed during the making of this article!
We’ll see how to create and use a ColdFusion custom tag that will make it easy for us to display the Firefox download counter.
Long tables that run over more than one page when printed do not display their headers on all printed pages, just the first one. It is possible though, with a few HTML and CSS hacks to get them to display on all printed pages.
Using the cfpop tag to retrieve emails returns the headers as one long text string, which makes it difficult to get specific values. In this article we’ll see first how to get the headers, and then how to work with them to get the name-value pair we want.
XML feeds, though useful, are boring to look at in a browser because they are simple XML files. It’s possible though to make them easier on the eye, and in this article we’ll look at two ways of doing that. First, we’ll use simple CSS properties to format each XML node, and then we’ll use a little more complex but much more powerful XSL transformation.