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The ramblings of a madman.

What do I do when I’m not working?

November 3, 2017

There always a small section at the bottom of CVs where people list things they are interested in outside of work. I’ve never quite been sure what this is for (maybe a conversation starter?) and it probably varies from employer to employer to how much…

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Should your website have a blog?

January 19, 2017

I often receive briefs that have a blog listed as a requirement. As I predominately use WordPress then adding a blog to a website is fairly simple as out-of-the-box WordPress is ready go. Do you need a blog? Not every website, however, should have a blog…

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What have I been working on?

September 28, 2016

I try and blog every month but with a busy summer both in my personal life and with work I haven’t had the chance to put pen to paper, so to speak. I do have a few topics I would like to write about when I…

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Introduction to WordPress Theming – 31st August, 2016

June 15, 2016

I’m excited to announce that, in partnership with School of Tech, I’ll be running an Introduction to WordPress Theming course on the 31st August. The 1 day course will be ran from Campus North in Newcastle upon Tyne. Perfect for those who are already confident with…

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Introducing WP Image Lazy Load

March 26, 2016

There are a number of Lazy Loading plugins for WordPress however, as usual, I am always looking for the most simple solution. It’s likely that you’ve implemented lazy load in some shape or form before and it’s equally as likely that you’ve encountered issues with this technique….

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Why you should have an SSL certificate

February 8, 2016

When you submit information to a website, unless it’s encrypted, there’s potential for this data to be intercepted between the client (you) and the server (the website). For e-commerce transactions where credit card details are exchanged this is a no brainer and is a requirement…

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A Day of REST

January 29, 2016

My first conference of 2016 was A Day of REST conference in London. It was the first event I’ve been to in a while that wasn’t a WordCamp and focused specifically on the WordPress REST API. As my experience and expertise has increased in web…

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WordPress talks this autumn – Image Optimisation

November 29, 2015

In the summer I devised a talk on optimising images. I use talks in order to learn more about a given subject; having the added pressure of speaking on a topic means you need to know your subject inside out. I’m always interested in learning…

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