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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.

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Optimise Images for the Web
11th February 2014Internet
One of the most important performance factors for a high page loading speed is to make sure that you optimise all your images for the web.
Improve Website Speed by Enabling Compression
22nd December 2013PHP
An important factor for fast loading pages is serving compressed web pages, and Google has long stated website speed will impact search rankings. So how do you go about improving your website speed?
Introduction to Programming
3rd December 2013Software Engineering
Computer Programming is a profession where somebody writes a set of instructions for a computer to process and return a result. You may be very surprised to learn that the first computer program was written in 1842 by Ada Lovelace, daughter of the famous poet Lord Byron.
PHP Function to Import CSV to an Array
31st October 2013PHP
How to import CSV file into a PHP array using PHP's fgetcsv function. The array is associative so you can access values by the column heading from the CSV.
Responsive Web Design - 5 Reasons for Upgrading
6th August 2013Graphic Design
Responsive web design is the only practical design for a modern business web site. Google is encouraging businesses that use separate web sites for computers and mobile devices to combine them into a responsive web page. This article gives five reasons business should switch to responsive web design.
What are XML sitemaps?
1st July 2013Internet
How using the XML Sitemap protocol can help search engines index your site and provide regular updates and relevant content to visitors.
Skeuomorphic Design
13th June 2013Graphic Design
Skeuomorphism is a design pattern that makes things look as if it is made of something else. This week, Apple announced that their new iOS7 operating system is going to scrap the traditional look of its icons which mimic real-world objects, such as the envelope for a message.
Top 5 Social Sharing Plugins for WordPress
2nd June 2013PHP
In a world where social media marketing dominates the web, not everyone can be a social media genius. But don't worry - you don't need to be an expert on social media with these top sharing plugins for WordPress!