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Welcome to my Web Design and Development site. In this blog I provide tutorials covering a wide range of topics including Web Design, Graphic Design, Software Engineering, C#, HTML and SQL.

I have over 15 years experience building quality websites and software applications to drive traffic and sales to a range of industries including retail, tourism, clothing and medical. I have an HND in Software Engineering, I'm a Microsoft certified ASP.Net / C# developer and I have diplomas in Graphic Design and Photography.

 

Using CSS3 Media Queries for Responsive Design
18th December 2015Internet
CSS3 introduced media queries into the web development world. Media queries are the foundation for responsive design. They let you create layouts specific for screen sizes such as tablets and smartphones. This article provides you with a brief overview of media queries with the basic syntax for common screen sizes.
CSS3 Message Notification Bars Reloaded
9th December 2015HTML/CSS
A while back I published a post detailing a simple but effective CSS2 notification messages. This was a successful post but needed updating, so here is an updated collection of CSS3 notification message styles.
100 CSS3 Pagination Styles
15th November 2015HTML/CSS
Website pagination is a crucial aspect to any layout with repeating content allowing content to be split across multiple pages. These styles are able to be copied and pasted into your designs.
WordPress Dashicons Cheat Sheet
30th October 2015PHP
A quick guide showing you how to use the new font icons "Dashicons" which are the official icon font of the WordPress admin as of 3.8.
Smart Tips for Responsive Web Design
2nd July 2015Internet
Responsive web design is more important than ever before. With the use of smartphones and tablets exploding, it has never been more critical for websites to look just as good on small screens as they do on large ones. This article provides some tips you can use to make your web design more responsive to the needs of mobile users.
Logo Design
13th December 2014Graphic Design
As graphic designers, we are often asked to design logos or redesign existing logos. What are the logo design principals, and what tools and techniques can we use?
Firefox doesn't remember where I last saved an image
2nd July 2014Internet
Saving files from the web, but Firefox doesn't remember where the last folder was, or files save into seemingly random folders? Try this fix!
Adding Featured Image To WordPress All Posts Screen
16th May 2014PHP
This tutorial will show you how to add a Featured Image thumbnail to the "All Posts" admin screen which is useful to see what posts haven't got a thumbnail set, or for checking thumbnails quickly.