Jeff Reifman
Technology consultant, ex-Microsoft Group Program Manager, freelance writer, activist, yogi.
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    How to Use Zillow Neighborhood Maps and HTML5 GeolocationHtml5 geolocation
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    Zillow offers boundary data for more than 7,000 neighborhoods in the U.S. via the Creative Commons license. Here's how to integrate the data into your applications.Read More…
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    Introduction to the Yii FrameworkPhp wide retina preview
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    Yii is the most powerful PHP framework you've never heard of. Here's what you've been missing out on.Read More…
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    Add a Beautiful Table of Contents to Your WordPress PostsWordpress
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    If you write longer blog posts and want to give your readers a structured way to navigate your pages and posts, the free Table of Contents Plus plugin is an elegant solution. It automatically generates a Table of Contents on your page from section headings, resembling very much the great collapsible Wikipedia style contents boxes. In this article, we'll take a look at exactly how to do this.Read More…
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    Building an App from Your WordPress Site with AppPresserApppresser
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    AppPresser provides a great mix of ease of implementation with deeper technical control for developers. It uses plugins to integrate with Adobe's Phonegap platform. With custom extensions and additional development, you can integrate with any device feature supported by Phonegap such as contacts, geolocation, the camera or the accelerometer. (Maybe you want to know whether people read your stuff while driving? In any case, theoretically, you could build an app for that).Read More…
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    Optimizing WordPress with Varnish and W3 Total CacheCache icon
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    If you self-host WordPress, it's advisable to implement some kind of caching solution. Whether you want to run your blog in an economical micro instance at Amazon's Cloud (AWS) or expect your blog to get significant scale or traffic spikes, caching will be critical to manage performance. Caching can also help improve your Google Page Speed which impacts your search engine ranking.Read More…
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    Installing WordPress in the Amazon CloudCloud
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    This guide will provide you a detailed, step by step approach to setting up your WordPress blog at AWS in a high performance, economical fashion using an AWS micro (or small) instance running on Apache. A follow up tutorial covers how to optimize its performance with Varnish Cache and the W3 Total Cache plugin. Using these approaches, I've successfully run my own site in the Amazon cloud for the past two years and survived many mentions on Slashdot, BoingBoing and other high traffic sites.Read More…