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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.

 

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!
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.