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El Forum

Hey, I need to clean my disgusting view from php. Please give me tips. Thanks
foreach($gallery_photos as $image)
   <a href="&lt;?php echo base_url();?&gt;gallery" class="photo photo&lt;?php echo $counter;?&gt;">
    <div class="photoChopper"  echo base_url().'images/events/'.$image['photo'];?&gt;_square.jpg) center center no-repeat scroll;"></div>
    &lt;?php /*?&gt;<img src="&lt;?php echo base_url().'images/events/'.$image['photo'];?&gt;_square.jpg" alt="Gallery Pictures" />&lt;?php */?&gt;

El Forum

First, if you have a block of commented code, just remove it. All it does is bloat the file.

Your code isn't that awful, just has a lot of opening / closing PHP. I would iterate through your array in the controller first, and move the counter and base_url() logic there. Also, if your gallery link won't change, you can define it once instead of calling base_url() over and over (more a performance issue than how nice it looks).

Also, base_url() accepts a string that's appended to the URL. It looks cleaner, IMO:

echo base_url() . 'images/events/' . $image['photo']; ?&gt;_square.jpg

// Compared to:

echo base_url('images/events/' . $image['photo'] . '_square.jpg');