Website development and design blog, tutorials and inspiration
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This is my little web development blog, a place for me to share my knowledge of web development, CDD, JavaScript, jQuery, PHP and much more.

I have an HND in Software Engineer, and I'm a Microsoft certified ASP.Net / C# developer. I have extensive experience in ASP.Net, C#, MVC, PHP, WordPress, Linux and Windows. I also have diplomas in Graphic Design and Photography. I specialise in bespoke website development, e-commerce solutions, content management systems, web design and web services.

Please feel free to browse around, hopefully you will find something of interest. Any questions, just ask!

 

Using Google Webmaster Tools
1st July 2017Internet
Google Webmaster Tools are free tools provided by Google which help to understand what is going on with your website in terms of search engine optimisation. This way you make decisions based off of data instead of going in blindly.
How to Track Ad Blockers Traffic in Google Analytics
24th June 2017Internet
Ad Blockers are becoming ever increasingly popular among web visitors. While they are mainly installed to reduce obnoxious or obtrusive adverts, they are indiscriminate and often block subtle ads which hurt web publishers. This guide will show you how to log ad blockers blocking Adsense traffic in Google Analytics.
Introduction to the Printing Process
16th April 2016Graphic Design
We will have a quick look at some of the print processes involved in getting digital artwork into print and cover some rules you should follow to avoid disappointment.
Introduction to Adobe InDesign
9th April 2016Graphic Design
Adobe InDesign is the industry standard publication application and in this tutorial, we are going create a business card whilst looking at the features.
Creating Web Designs in Photoshop
2nd April 2016Graphic Design
This tutorial takes you through creating a web design in Photoshop which is a great tool for create web designs, or mockups, for sending to a client for approval.
Tracing Artwork in Adobe Illustrator
26th March 2016Graphic Design
This guide shows you how to use Adobe Illustrators powerful artwork tracing tools to rapidly convert scanned artwork into vector illustrations.
Introduction to Adobe Illustrator
19th March 2016Graphic Design
A brief introduction to using Adobe Illustrator for creating vector based illustrations, logos and icons. We will cover navigating around the application, basic tools, working with shapes and layers and applying filters.
Introduction to Photo Editing
12th March 2016Graphic Design
Photo editing, or manipulation, allows designers and photographers to improve photos in countless ways. This can be as simple as cropping and rotating, or complex such as creating composite images.