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Cache “nudger”

With web technologies generally, and flash specifically, managing cached assets can sometimes feel like walking a tightrope. If you’ve got a simple slideshow and have occasional updates to the image you want immediately reflected to the client, you’ll often see traditional “cache-busting” methods like appending a random number of the current UTC time to the […]

Dynamic thumbnailing with PHP & ImageMagick

Creating dynamic thumbnails (or just resized images) with PHP is a pretty common task, but surprisingly not something readily available from the open-source community. There are a couple classes out there, but in my experience are either entirely non-functional or way more than is needed. Assuming you have ImageMagick (not the PHP extension Imagick – […]