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!

 

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!
8 Excellent (and Free!) Search Engine Optimization Websites
29th May 2013Internet
Here is a list of 8 excellent and free search engine optimisation websites that can help you accomplish various SEO tasks, e.g. backlink investigation, keyword research, etc... When used together these tools are an incredibly powerful resource in any SEO strategy.
Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of WordPress
28th May 2013PHP
WordPress, the popular blogging and CMS platform, is celebrating it's 10th anniversary this week and is due to launch a new version of the software soon.
Getting Started with Google Analytics
1st May 2013Internet
Google Analytics is a powerful and free website tool for displaying website visitor information. Take advantage of the huge amount of data collected to analyse how your visitors use your website, and fine tune its performance for improved conversion rates.
Simple ASP.Net Caching in C#
3rd April 2013C#
A short ASP.NET caching snippet written in C# for ASP.Net or MVC which stores data in the cache reducing page generation times.
Minimal Responsive Mobile First CSS Skeleton
20th February 2013HTML/CSS
A minimal, no-nonsense, responsive, mobile first CSS3 skeleton which demonstrates media queries for varying screen sizes. No frameworks, no JavaScript just the absolute bare bones.