Website development and design blog, tutorials and inspiration
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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.

 

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.
Create Custom WordPress Shortcodes
10th May 2014PHP
WordPress Shortcodes are a great way to add dynamic content to posts, even for non-techy editors, and can be as simple or as complex as you require.
18 Great CSS3 Text Effects
8th May 2014HTML/CSS
Here is a collection of 18 great CSS3 text effects to brighten up your typography
Why Website Loading Times Are Vital - How to Improve Yours
8th May 2014Internet
When it comes to website loading times and performance, every second counts. A poorly performing site will turn visitors away in droves, rapidly decreasing your conversion rate.
Beginners Guide to Agile/Scrum
4th March 2014Software Engineering
Scrum is an iterative and incremental agile software development method for managing software projects and product or application development.
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.