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Chris Shiflett

Hi, I’m Chris: web craftsman, community leader, husband, father, and partner at Fictive Kin.

PHP Advent 2009

With the help of Sean and twenty-four fantastic authors from the PHP community, PHP Advent is back for a third year.

Paul gets things started with an article on comprehensible code:

Reading code is hard work. Here are some reasons why, along with some tips on how to make it easier for other developers to understand your code.

Thanks to everyone who has helped spread the love on Twitter and elsewhere, and thanks especially to our authors.

We've got a few surprises this year, so I hope you'll follow along. You can follow @phpadvent on Twitter, subscribe to our feed, or just visit phpadvent.org for a daily dose of tips, tricks, and tidbits.

You can also read previous PHP Advent articles if you haven't already:

In addition to PHP Advent, you might also be interested in 24 Ways, an advent calendar for web geeks.

Mele Kalikimaka!

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1.my name said:

Articles are hard to read. Why not using some nicer font and not doing it all in bold?

Wed, 02 Dec 2009 at 09:19:18 GMT Link

2.Chris Shiflett said:

I'd be interested to know what operating system and browser you're using, because it doesn't look anything like what you've described for me.

Wed, 02 Dec 2009 at 17:03:26 GMT Link

3.Richard said:

While it's not all bold for me but I'm not a huge fan of the font choice either.

WinXp and looks same in Chrome and FF.


Thu, 03 Dec 2009 at 19:54:11 GMT Link

4.Julio Protzek said:

Looks beautiful on a Mac.

PS. Chris, you ever tried Akismet?

Fri, 18 Dec 2009 at 10:13:19 GMT Link

5.Chris Shiflett said:

Hi Julio,

Glad it looks good for you, and nope, I've never tried Akismet. Why do you ask?

Fri, 18 Dec 2009 at 22:31:54 GMT Link

6.Geert Tapperwijn said:

Articles are hard to read. Why not using some nicer font and not doing it all in bold?

I'm suprised by this comment, to be honest. I accidently stumbled upon this website a couple of days ago and the first thing I noticed is every webpage is easily readable and accessible.

I recently started my own blog (Dutch though), so I was looking for some inspiration to make my blog/portfolio better.

I can only say thumbs up for this one, for both the lay-out structure and the content itself. Good read for those who strive to make their webapps more secure.


Mon, 28 Dec 2009 at 12:45:53 GMT Link

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