Posts in Category: general

Windows 10 Update: Apache doesn’t work

After we updated our computers to Windows 10, we weren’t able to run the Apache modul on Xampp anymore. The error mesage was the following:

Problem detected! 09:06:26 [Apache] Port 80 in use by “Unable to open process” with PID 4! 09:06:26 [Apache] Apache WILL NOT start without the configured ports free! 09:06:26 [Apache] You need to uninstall/disable/reconfigure the blocking application 09:06:26 [Apache] or reconfigure Apache and the Control Panel to listen on a different port

Since we didn’t change anything about our ports and before the update everything worked well, it had to be an issue related to the Windows 10 update. (more…)

Overflow in Fieldset Problem Firefox

Usually it’s Internet Explorer which grinds the gears of us web developers. But this time we came along a problem with Firefox. Elements that contain overflow definitions in a fieldset will be shown in it’s full width in Firefox. Luckly, the solution for this is pretty easy.

display: table-cell;

Define this for the fieldset element. With this definition the other Browsers will now render the fieldset element diffrently, that’s why we also need to use a Firefox Browser Hack to solve this:

@-moz-document url-prefix() {
  display: table-cell;

The table-cell definition will now only apply on to Firefox and each browser will show the same result.

Useful Links

I’m sure everyone of us is familiar with the following situation. You recently just stumbbled over a very helpful Page… but what was the name of it again?

To help out in these kind of situations we’ll frequently post the most useful Pages about web development right here. We’d like to hear your inputs to these links in the comment section below.

other links




Let’s go!

We can’t wait for all the exciting articels and discussions ahead of us. We will report about the world wide web and  allow you guys to see behind the curtains of our development process. We’ll also share our experiences and present you tips and tricks around the web and beyond. Enough said, go and see for yourself 😉

HTML5 placeholder Attribut jQuery Fix

We just had to find out that the behaviour of the HTML5 Placeholder Attribute changed compared to HTML 4. If you click into the input field, the placeholdertext will not disappear. For us this change is not welcome. That’s why we wrote a jQuery Script to handle this issue:

$('[placeholder]').focus(function() {
    var placeholder = $(this).attr('placeholder');
    $(this).blur(function() {
        if ($(this).val() == '' ) {

In favor of keeping it understandable we kept the code uncompressed first. The compressed version follows beneath:

$("[placeholder]").focus(function(){var e=$(this).attr("placeholder");$(this).attr("placeholder","").blur(function(){if($(this).val()==""){$(this).attr("placeholder",e)}})})