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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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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.
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.