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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.

 

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.
A Guide to the Robots.txt Exclusion Protocol
1st February 2013Internet
Learn how to use robots.txt to control how search engine crawlers, or spiders, access and crawl your site on the web.
Disable Comment Cookies in WordPress
28th September 2012PHP
Out the box, WordPress sets some cookies which are not strictly necessary for the operation of the site, and some which are.
Best Way to Validate Email Addresses in C#
6th July 2012C#
It used to be that a RegEx was the best method for validating email addresses in C#, but with all the new Top Level Domains (TLD's) flying around and new ones being released, this is becoming an increasingly difficult task.
EU Cookie Law Wordpress Plugin
13th June 2012PHP
The Cookie Law is a new piece of privacy legislation from Europe that requires websites to obtain consent from visitors to store or retrieve cookies and is designed to protect online privacy, by making consumers aware of how information about them is collected by websites, and enable them to choose whether or not they want to allow it to take place. This tutorial and download shows you how to implement an 'implied consent' notification message.
WordPress Security 101
10th April 2012PHP
Out the box, WordPress is a pretty secure platform, but there are several things you can do to harden WordPress security and protect your website.