How to Have Clean URLs with MAMP on Mac

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MAMP is my tool of choice for developing websites locally on my Mac. But, when I started using it out of the box, my local URLs were of this form: That was fine for most of my local sites. Occasionally, I’d have a problem when a site used root relative links, but I just lived … Read more

Modify Your .htaccess File to Eliminate Query Strings and Make Pretty URLs

I developed a website for a client that would display different photos based on a query string in the URL.  An example of this type of URL would be “”. But, that is an ugly URL. Not only that, some people claim its not ideal for SEO.  Much better would be “”.  Here’s how to … Read more