Web Development


  • Improving the related_posts feature of jekyll

      Tags: Jekyll     Ruby     Web Development    
    Now that I have converted TechTinkering over to Jekyll, I have come up against a bit of a problem with site.related_posts: The results are always just the latest posts, and are not filtered or ordered for relevance. I see that lots of people are struggling with a similar problem and have therefo...   Read More

  • A Jekyll Plugin to Display Ratings as Star Images

      Tags: Jekyll     Liquid     Ruby     Web Development    
    I have been using Jekyll a lot recently on the Trust a Friend website and found the need to display a rating as a series of stars. Initially I implemented this in JavaScript, which worked fine, but I like to limit the amount of JavaScript on my sites. I could have done this with some straight L...   Read More

  • How to share an SSL certificate and still use cookies

      Tags: PHP     Programming     Security     SSL     Web Development    
    Website hosting companies often provide a shared SSL certificate, but this presents the web designer with the problem of how to use it for a site that uses cookies. I have read many people say that this can’t be done. However, this article will show a simple way of using a shared SSL certificat...   Read More