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How to create useful aliases on Ubuntu / Linux Mint

by Nenad Zivkovic

Updated on December 12, 2014


In this tutorial I will show you how to create useful aliases that can speed up the working process with your terminal. First I will explain you how to create an alias in Ubuntu / Linux mint, and then I will show you some useful ones that I am using in my everyday web development process.

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Creating cool looking HTML links using CSS3 box-shadow property

by Nenad Zivkovic

Updated on December 12, 2014


Usually people do not care much about the look of the links on their web pages. If links are not visible among other text inside an article, you are risking that users of your web site will not get some important informations. Even further, good link styling can increase "cool factor" of your web site. Sometimes adding a color or changing the font size can be enough to make our links being visible by users, but we can do much more, and I am going to show you how to use CSS3 box-shadow property to make our links look better. You can see working example of this approach on our website.

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How to use freetuts.org DB class

by Nenad Zivkovic

Updated on August 30, 2015


Our DB class is a PDO-MySQL database abstraction class that is simplifying the process of database manipulations by providing you convenient static methods that can be used to execute your queries without writing much of the SQL, or in many cases none at all. It also takes care about some other parts of your common work like executing the query and binding parameters. Class is optimized for working with MySQL but it can be easily changed to work with other Database Management Systems supported by PDO driver. In this tutorial we will guide you step by step on how to properly use DB class, and we will provide you code examples that you can download and try yourself.

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