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So one thing I get asked to do at work is interact with our servers using a command line. Now, even though I’ve been building website for years, I have never interacted with a server using a command line before. I’ve only ever used control panel’s. At work, we don’t seem to install them, and […]

Codecademy offers a really wide range of language tutorials. If you have never coded with a particular language then doing the tutorial is a great way to get started. All the tutorials allow you to practise in browser following simple exercises. Each one builds on the previous adding more knowledge bit by bit. You can sign […]

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When we first started using Sass in projects at work, the only thing I though was my god it’s a faff to set it all up. You need to install a whole bunch of software, have a command line program open all the time, write a gulp file. It took about 2 hours to get […]

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We have this discussion a lot at work. Min width or max width, or a bit of both. Its a 50/50 split and really its just up to the developer and what they prefer. Personally I like min-width. I prefer to code a site for mobile and add min-width media queries at breakpoints for devices, […]

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When Im coding a website there is usually at least 1 triangle in the design. From drop down arrows on menus/select boxes to list item styles, and using background images is fine, but if you need to changes them then it can be a little time consuming. So I have started doing them with CSS […]

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Yeh, I really should have updated a 1.7 site by now but it comes down to getting the time, and I have the time now as I move sites onto a new server. So how did I update. I started by doing the obvious, Googling it, and then read a few answers to see what […]

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So when you are making a Joomla or WordPress site or any with php script you would usually have some kind of server program running on your computer to test it before uploading the site to a live domain name. For this i use WAMP. I used to use XAMPP but it broke so switched […]

So a couple of years ago the phrase “sorry but you can only use these fonts” was used when telling a client they couldn’t use the really cool font their son had picked out for the main content area of their site, but those days are nearly over. I say nearly because not all fonts […]

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I use icons on sites i design mainly for social icons or contact buttons. The icon style depends on the design and feel of the site so having a wide variety to choose from is important, which is why i usually get them from icon sites. You could design your own but im more a […]