How to keep the carriage return in textarea using PHP?

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I’ve created submission forms with the textarea box, but when I echoed out the submission, all the carriage returns disappeared! Of course you don’t want to force the user to type <br /> or <p> tags into the posts. Actually, I learned that the carriage returns did not disappear, you simply need to add a… Read more »

Find a needle in a haystack with PHP in_array

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Want to see if a single item is in an array in PHP? Use in_array. For example, you have an array of colors and you want to find if red exists. Try this… $array = array(red, blue, green); if (in_array(“red”, $array)) { echo “has red”; }

Preventing users from going backwards

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We created a quiz on that allows people to get coins if they get the right answer. If you get enough coins you can get on the high score list. However, I found that some people were using the back button on the browser and doing the same question again and again. The better idea… Read more »

Don’t be a Butt Head! Go to

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Do you have problems with road rage, angry drivers, or are you just a bad driver. Improve your skills, learn the Rules of the Road, get a Drivers License! Just go to! Craig helped make this video in Arizona and final editing was done at Minted Sky Studios in Shanghai. Our new website… Read more »

US vs. UK English – Learning English

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The all-new US vs. UK English website ( was built to make learning English fun. It combines American and British English phrases and vocabulary with games, tests, chat rooms, free lessons, Choose your own Adventure, and a BBS.

Worst Music Video Ever?

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At Minted Sky Studios, we believe in not taking yourself too seriously. Here is a music video we made featuring “The Band” called Crap. Possibly the worst music video ever. Notice the high-powered air guitars, stage dancing, and Rock & Roll long underwear

Welcome to Minted Sky Studios

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Welcome to Minted Sky Studios new website. We are excited about the future development of the integrated media and we look forward to offering exciting products and services taking advantage of all there is to offer using websites, video, and applications. Please check back with our website to follow our development! Thank you, Minted Sky… Read more »

Submit your website to Chinese Search Engines

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Here are several URLs you can go to if you want to add your website to Chinese search engines for free. Google China Yahoo! China Sohu Baidu MSN China Yisousou 免费推广网站地址