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Hello world, Ramaas II is here

Hello world and welcome to Ramaas, your old pal in web design, web development, software development and scaling, SEO, social media management, web hosting, domain name registration and all the cool, web based is stuff. Since the big kick-off in 2002, we were providing bespoke online solutions for small and medium sized businesses and organisations…

WordPress 3.0 and the Custom Post Type

Well, enough have been said about the bunch of the new features the upcoming WordPress 3.0 carries. Custom background support, new navigation/menu settings UI and above all, the networking tool which enables you the solution to expand your WordPress installation to multi-blog version a.k.a. WordPress MU. I was recently designing a portfolio/showcase site for our…

Disable Non-admins from Seeing the WP Version Update Notification

One of the many, many reasons I love WordPress is that it lets you know when a newer version is up for grabs and is only a couple of clicks away. That’s sweet, but sometimes I feel annoyed when a client calls me in a busy mid-week day and tells me that I should update…

Installing MovableType Pro 4 on XAMPP on Windows XP Machine

Anybody there using MovableType? I got my hands dirty with it today and honestly, I am admitting that unlike our very own sweet, easy and popular WordPress, the world is different there, MovableType is the most difficult content publishing tool I have ever installed. I installed everything Perl required (including the DBI and the DBD::mysql)…

A Tip for the PHP Noobs: Get the Description of the Error or Function Causing the Error

I am a self thought PHP coder and when I was new to this fantastic language I always wanted to know why errors are errors and why certain functions are causing errors. Also I was clueless of why errors are (sometimes) hyplerlinked? Likewise, every PHP newbie would ask the same frustrating question and would want…

WordPress: Display Recent, Related or Random Posts in Your Sidebar

You may have noticed that I have dynamic sidebar that changes slightly as you browse the different parts of the site. For example, I have random posts in my home sidebar, while this changes to related posts when browsing a specific post. One visitor emailed me recently asking me if I could tell her how…

How to Send Email with XAMPP on Windows XP

When we are working on a new web application we usually test our projects locally before making them public. But, localhost doesn’t have all the good stuff available on the real host. Some functions need to be configured properly and some additional programs need to be implemented. Problem I was working on PHP/MySQL based small…

WordPress 2.8: Features and Tips

With the long waited WordPress 2.8 aka Baker being out, there is a ton of features including 2.8 being a way faster to use, widgets are remixed, some DB tables columns are dropped and JS script loader is improved. Experts and gurus have contributed with new tips to make the business even better. There is…

WordPress now supports Daylight Saving Time

Daylight Saving Time (DST) or Summer Time (as they call it in Britania) was usually something we used to set by hand in WordPress releases beyond the in-development version 2.8. This was not really painful, but being a great software, WordPress guys described it as a “Lame”. What is daylight saving time? Daylight saving time…

10 Free Icons Sets For Your Projects!

Since the revolution of GUI, icons were playing a vital role in the visual composition of design industry. People were using icons for both offline and online projects, and, apart from the rest, webmasters were using icons for both accessibility and decoration purposes. Simply having icons on your blog or website doesn’t mean that you…

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