When I set up the server for this website I wanted a simple but suitable method for backing up the database off-server. Seeing as I already use Google Drive it made sense to backup the database to there. The following tutorial explains the steps I took and what I came up with.
If you use grunt-contrib-sass to compile your SCSS code into CSS I recommend taking a look at grunt-sass. It can be used as an drop in replacement for grunt-contrib-sass but with one major difference: speed. grunt-contrib-sassuses a Sass compiler written in Ruby. It works just fine for projects where you don’t have a lot of […]
Take a look at the following two combinations of letters and numbers that make up product codes for a particular company: 608E-4234 272E-3063 To you and I, they look completely different right? I mean the only thing they have in common is their length and the fact they both have “E-” somewhere near the middle. Want […]
While developing an eCommerce site I was asked by the client if it was possible to add the HTML5 required attribute to the telephone number and mobile number fields. Only one field would actually be required so if a customer entered a telephone number the browser wouldn’t throw an error about the mobile number field […]
Today I released v2.0 of the Post Lockdown WordPress plugin. It can be downloaded via the WordPress plugin repository or directly onto your WordPress powered site by going to Plugins > Add New in WordPress admin and searching for Post Lockdown. This major release is pretty much a rewrite of the old version whilst retaining […]
Website development has come a long way since the days of HTML4, a 16-bit colour pallete, table based layouts et al. We’re in an age where the term “web developer” no longer means a person that exclusively develops websites, a web developer can now also describe somebody creating a full application with a web based interface. Think […]