Friday, March 30, 2012

Using the PhotoSwipe Image Gallery Script

This tutorial is in response to a specific request by someone who wanted to know how to implement the PhotoSwipe Image Gallery script into a mobile JQuery website. Here's a link to PhotoSwipe for some context and a download link of the script for yourself:

Here is a link to what our final product will be - you should test it out:

I basically just used their code examples and example images and removed all of the unnecessary code and such to determine the essential parts needed for a mobile JQuery website implementation. If you would like to just download my working example as a whole, I have placed it into a zip file for you:

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Setting up and using FTP

FTP, or File Transfer Protocol, is a means of being able to transfer files from one computer to another. Usually FTP is used for transferring files to and from web servers. It is one of my favorite methods of uploading websites, scripts, files, and etc.

FTP uses a client and server program. The server program listens and waits for incoming client connections, and once a connection is established the two computers can communicate with each other and transfer files back and forth. A client program is needed to interact with the server (from a website designer/developer/manager's perspective) and upload/download files.

My favorite FTP client is FileZilla (note: FileZilla also provides a server program, but we're not going to be using that in this tutorial). It's free and it can do everything you would want to do with an FTP client - I've also never experienced any bugs or any other problems (that were not my own fault).

First, go to the FileZilla website to download the client program:

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Adding a subdomain to your website

Subdomains allow you to denotate to your website visitors that they are viewing a particular section of your website. An example of a subdomain would be "mail" is a subdomain of "", with a period in between. Generally, subdomains will have a folder on the same server as the main website for all of the subdomain's files.

This tutorial will show how to add a subdomain to your website if it uses CPanel or something similar. CPanel is a very common and popular control panel for websites, and this tutorial will be using screenshots I've taken (myself) from the (interactive) demo on CPanel's website: