OpenCrypt Version 1.9
Sunday 6th March 2011
"We are very pleased to announce the release of OpenCrypt version 1.9.
Improved Multi-Language Support!
OpenCrypt Translation System
OpenCrypt now includes an improved multi-language system making translating the OpenCrypt frontend extremely easy. Third-party contributed French, [...]"
New Product: myRepono Website Backup Service
Tuesday 21st September 2010
"If you read our blog article ionix in 2010, you will have read the following:
"ionix have also been working on a number of other projects, one of which will be launching in 2010."
Well the time has come, it is with great pleasure that we announce the launch of our latest web application (which marks [...]"
Website Pre-Launch Checklist
Tuesday 3rd August 2010
"So you've got OpenCrypt fully integrated, your site works beautifully and you think you're ready for launch, but have you taken care of all the details that help make a website complete, and more importantly successful?
This article provides a checklist to help you make sure your website is ready for launch.
ionix in 2010
Wednesday 28th April 2010
"ionix has been quiet lately and we wanted to explain why and to give you a sneak peak of what we have planned for 2010.
OpenCrypt version 1.9
OpenCrypt Version 1.9 PreviewAdministration Panel: User Account Details
Version 1.9 has been in development for several months and will [...]"
PHP Security Tips - Part 1
Monday 23rd November 2009
"When writing PHP scripts, security should always be your primary concern. A poorly written PHP script can open up your web site and web server to attacks, either enabling attackers to retrieve confidential data, or even enabling an attacker to take control of your web site and server. If you are storing highly sensitive [...]"
OpenCrypt 1.8 New Feature Highlights
Friday 2nd October 2009
"Following the launch of OpenCrypt version 1.8, there are some new features which we would like to explain further.
OpenCrypt now handles video!
OpenCrypt Video Manager
The OpenCrypt Video Manager can now be found in the OpenCrypt Administration Panel, and provides a central [...]"
Video Conversion API
Friday 25th September 2009
"We are pleased to announce the launch of our new OpenCrypt Video Conversion API service.
We're well aware that video is becoming an essential tool to sell products, provide product reviews and even as a saleable item in its own right, and with the increase in social networking the ability for web site visitors [...]"
We're on Twitter!
Tuesday 8th September 2009
"As a company, we're constantly updating our products and services. We hope you are all familiar with the fact that we share our new discoveries, methods of working and development advice via our blog, and that all of our new software releases are announced on our web site are preceded by a newsletter containing details [...]"
IP Location API
Saturday 5th September 2009
We are very pleased to announce the launch of our OpenCrypt IP Location API service. The IP Location API enables you to detect user location based on a user's IP address. Quite simply, you provide the API with an IP address and it returns the country that IP is registered to.
The IP Location API is integrated [...]"
Integrating OpenCrypt's PHP Login Interface
Friday 4th September 2009
"If you wish to use OpenCrypt's PHP Login Interface to manage your logins, rather than the standard .htaccess pop-up login prompt, you must include login.php in the pages that you want to secure. The login.php file is found in your OpenCrypt 'php' directory.
Including login.php also enables OpenCrypt's logging and [...]"
Developing Mobile Web Sites
Wednesday 27th May 2009
"We recently developed a mobile web site for A-Z-Animals.com enabling users to search the A-Z Animals encyclopedia for animal facts and information directly from their mobile phone. As part of the development process we gathered a good collection of resources which we hope will be useful for you when developing a mobile [...]"
Wednesday 6th May 2009
"In my previous article I touched briefly on the fact that it's human nature to tell the world if you've received bad service from someone, yet to only tell a few if you've received exemplary service. It's not uncommon for entire websites and newsgroups to be setup for people to complain if something has gone wrong (though [...]"
Building relationships with your customers
Thursday 19th March 2009
"Last article I spoke about standing out from the crowd and making sure you are talked about.
Your most successful relationships are likely to be built by word-of-mouth referrals. While search engines, advertising and press will bring traffic to your site, there is often nothing better than having a customer sing [...]"
Doing the unexpected
Monday 9th March 2009
"With many businesses feeling the effects of the global credit slowdown, there is no better time to be focusing on your customers and working to build and maintain your relationships with them.
'Word of Mouth' referrals have been proven time and again to bring the best customers to your business. There is no higher [...]"
Tuesday 3rd February 2009
"A world map image which enables the user to select continents and oceans to indicate location.
The world map function was developed for our favourite project, A-Z Animals and is used to enable contributors to select the locations an animal lives in or visits. The user may select by continent or ocean, or of course [...]"
Tuesday 13th January 2009
"We are very pleased to announce we have moved to a new office 450 miles across the UK in Lands End, Cornwall, UK.
Our new office is considerably larger than the previous which will enable us to expand our business further. We will be employing several new staff over the course of 2009 so the new office will provide [...]"
Customer Showcase: A-Z-Animals.com
Monday 10th November 2008
"We've not discussed a customer project on our blog before, but never before have we had such direct involvement with a project, or so much fun developing it!
A-Z Animals is an online encyclopedia of animal information, facts, pictures and videos which is intended for children. The entire site is based [...]"
Optimising your secure content for Google
Wednesday 22nd October 2008
"An important consideration when securing your content is how this will affect your search engine optimisation and pagerank. After all, you work on great content so you want people to be able to find it - they may have to pay to view it but you still want them to be able to find it. If Googlebot (the tool Google uses to [...]"
Membership business models
Monday 6th October 2008
"This weeks article takes a look at membership business models and the different approaches that can be taken when charging users for membership and to access your online content.
Firstly we have the obvious model, where users are charged a set fee for membership to access a product, for example on [...]"
AJAX Calendar with PHP and mySQL
Saturday 20th September 2008
"A PHP calendar with AJAX 'day status' selection using a mySQL database, simply click on a day to mark it as 'busy'.
This calendar function enables you to display calendars including month navigation and AJAX day status selection. Multiple calendars can be displayed at once, each with individual owner IDs enabling [...]"
PHP Function for Reciprocal Linkback Checking
Tuesday 19th August 2008
"A PHP function for reciprocal linkback checking, the function will check the supplied URL for a link back and can also validate whether or not the link has a nofollow tag which will prevent search engines from indexing the link or playing relevance to the linkback.
The function is especially useful if you run a [...]"
AJAX Tree Menu with PHP - Revisited
Sunday 3rd August 2008
"The AJAX tree menu has received some minor updates so we have decided to re-release the project. The tree menu now offers a option 'swapping' feature when only one top-level option can be expanded, when a second top-level option is selected any others are collapsed.
The tree menu offers a convenient method for [...]"
What is membership software?
Wednesday 23rd July 2008
"A discussion with Neil Skirrow, the original developer of Locked Area and OpenCrypt and Managing Director of ionix Limited covering the basics of what user management and membership software is and how it can be beneficial to your project.
What is user management and membership software?
'User management' and 'membership [...]"
Login form designs and inspiration
Saturday 19th July 2008
"Designing a stylish yet functional login form can be difficult, that's ignoring actually getting functionality behind the system in the first place. We already provide you with the tools to create a login system so we decided we should give you some ideas and inspiration for how to style it too. Here is a collection of [...]"
PHP subscriber counter with Addicted to Feedburner class and Feedburner Awareness API
Sunday 29th June 2008
"A FeedBurner subscriber counter with change indication using the Addicted to FeedBurner API PHP class and FeedBurner Awareness API.
This function enables you to display your FeedBurner subscriber count in your own style/design without using the FeedBurner subscriber counter image. The function enables you to optionally [...]"
AJAX Tree Menu with PHP
Monday 9th June 2008
"We have recently developed an AJAX tree menu function as part of OpenCrypt version 2.0 which we hoped you might find useful when developing your PHP applications.
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The tree menu offers a convenient method for organising data, whether links or other information which can [...]"
AJAX data listings engine with PHP and mySQL (BETA)
Saturday 17th May 2008
"We have recently been developing an AJAX data listings engine as part of OpenCrypt version 2.0 and thought it may be of use to our visitors... The system is written in PHP and can be used to list data in any mySQL table, all you do is specify the mySQL database details and the engine will automatically generate a data [...]"
Join the ionix Team!
Tuesday 6th May 2008
"ionix Limited is seeking a creative and enthusiastic individual with a keen interest in computing and the Internet to assist with the maintenance and development of our various online products and services. Roles include assisting with customer enquiries, including both sales and support, web site design and management, [...]"
Press Release: OpenCrypt 2.0 in Development!
Wednesday 30th April 2008
"OpenCrypt was only released two years ago, but in that short time the software has evolved significantly. Whilst the current system is unmatched for features by its competitors, we're still not satisfied. The addition of add-ons such as the picture gallery and helpdesk, and advancement of features such as the multi-domain [...]"
PHP: Basic functions for quickstart PHP framework
Wednesday 30th April 2008
"Below are a number of PHP functions which we hope you will find useful when developing your applications, all are very simple functions but each takes a minute to write, and hopefully we can save you that minute!
1. Numeric Validation
Check the variable $number is a number/integer.
function validate_numb [...]"
Welcome to the OpenCrypt Blog!
Wednesday 30th April 2008
"Hello and welcome to the OpenCrypt Blog!
The intention of this blog is firstly to provide a collection of programming and web-design resources to be used for quick/reliable software development, and secondly to discuss software development ideas and principles with an aim to provide development and inspirational [...]"