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Portal Feed RMv3 BLM Online Validator Tool

January 24th, 2013 - Posted by Steve Marks to Miscellaneous, Web Development.
During my time as a developer I’ve spent many hours working with property portals, inparticular the RMv3 BLM format originally introduced by Rightmove which has since become the industry standard. If you’re constructing a BLM from scratch, it can be a slow process when you have...

Check if a Form Element Exists Using JavaScript

July 19th, 2012 - Posted by Steve Marks to Javascript / jQuery, Web Development.
In my day-to-day work I get involved with hundreds of forms. Some of these forms are similar, differing only very slightly with the addition of the odd textbox, but all require some sort of validation. Rather than have a separate JavaScript function for each scenario, it’s sometimes ...

Five Tips to Help Put a Website Live Successfully and On Time

February 11th, 2011 - Posted by Steve Marks to Web Development.
As a web developer it’s a great feeling to set a site live and to see all of your hard work pay off as people begin to use it. During my time in the industry I’ve been lucky enough to be involved with a few hundred site “go-lives” which thankfully, touch wood, on th...

Reasons to Validate your HTML Web Pages

September 28th, 2010 - Posted by Steve Marks to (X)HTML / CSS, Web Development.
Before I begin to list the reasons why you should validate your websites, lets take a step back and look at what validation actually is. What is W3C Validation? Validating your webpages means updating your code (ie. HTML and CSS) to meet the technical specifications and guidelines outlined...

Reasons Why a HTML Form Might Not Submit

September 23rd, 2010 - Posted by Steve Marks to (X)HTML / CSS, Javascript / jQuery, Web Development.
I’ve had it lots of times throughout my career; you build a form and it will not submit. I know how frustrating this can be so I’m going to outline a few reasons why this might be below: 1. Check your HTML Structure In order for a standard HTML form to submit successfully it re...

Simple AJAX / PHP Enquiry Form Tutorial

April 12th, 2010 - Posted by Steve Marks to Javascript / jQuery, PHP, Web Development.
During my 7 or so years of working with PHP I have created literally 100’s of enquiry forms. From simple ones containing just a couple of fields to complex ones (sometimes maybe a bit too complex) containing hundreds of different variables. They all essentially however do the same th...