Blog - Web Design & Development

SVG Credit Card & Payment Icons: 6 Styles, 80 Icons

By Aaron F.November 6th, 2017

Anyone who knows me, or the type of developer that I am, knows that I always look at web development from a forward thinking & future proof stand point. One thing that has always bothered me is limitations on images - icons specifically....

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UPDATED: How To: Configure AWS Lambda to Automatically Set Cache-Control Headers on S3 Objects

By Aaron F.February 27th, 2017

One common issue when taking advantage of the Amazon Cloud to optimize your website is the lack of necessary cache-control headers. If you run your website through Google Insights, one of the most common suggestions many website administrators will see is...

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How to: Install the AWS CLI on Ubuntu

By Aaron F.April 4th, 2016

The AWS Command Line Interface (CLI) is a unified tool to manage your AWS services. With just one tool to download and configure, you can control multiple AWS services from the command line and automate them through scripts....

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AWS Route 53: Easy Vanity (Whitelabel) Nameservers

By Aaron F.March 19th, 2016

Vanity nameservers are used when you want to hide your nameservers in WHOIS search results. This is beneficial in the event you want to hide where your web space & DNS services are hosted, or to just present a more professional appearance. When hosting yo...

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How to: Use Custom Web Fonts on your Website

By Aaron F.August 20th, 2015

The method we will be looking at is @font-face. There are plenty of other methods (including Cufon fonts), however I find these methods to be cumbersome and bandwidth intensive. Using the @font-face method along with optimized fonts, you are able to pick ...

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PHP Contact Form with HTML Emails & Optional Captcha (Anti-Spam)

By Aaron F.April 7th, 2015

A contact page is often times the portal your clients & users have to easily get in touch with you. This means that your contact form should be strait forward, easy to use, and function entirely within the website & server itself....

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Use .htaccess to Redirect your Website to a New Domain Name

By Aaron F.October 22nd, 2014

Hello everyone! As most of our regular readers & customers know by now, I recently went through the painstaking task of rebranding my business from af Creative, to the new & improved Aaron Fagan: Web Architect!...

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How to: Calculate PayPal Fees with PHP

By Aaron F.April 7th, 2014

Today I am going to cover a topic which will come in super handy for anyone who takes PayPal payment through their website. This script will take a given amount and add the appropriate fees to it. This will allow you to pass on payPals fees to your users....

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How to: Use PHP to Force a File Download

By Aaron F.March 18th, 2014

Hello there, and welcome to my new & improved website! I?ve realized it has been an awfully long while since I took the time to write a blog post. Im going to kick off my websites redesign with this brand new post about how to use PHP to force a file to b...

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Simple Activity Indicator Script for AJAX & Non-AJAX Requests

By Aaron F.December 22nd, 2013

Hey guys! As you may have read recently in my Twitter feed here, we are getting back to blogging for the winter of 2011. Generally during the summer we are out having fun in the sun, and who really wants to be cooped up in an office when you could be out ...

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