Custom Styles for Select Inputs

Posted by on Mar 16, 2013 in Code Chat, JavaScript | No Comments
Custom Styles for Select Inputs

It’s long been a problem for developers that the Select (or dropdown) input doesn’t allow you many options for customising their look and feel. You shouldn’t be trying to style selects! When you search for help on this matter, you often come across people arguing that select inputs get their style from whatever browser you […]

Twitter Changes Its Terms

Posted by on Dec 28, 2012 in Code Chat | No Comments
Twitter Changes Its Terms

In March 2011 Twitter announced some upcoming changes to its Terms of Use which would affect developers. This is really an understatement as what they’ve actually done is fundamentally redefined how they would like their service to be used and what developers ought to be using it for. What’s new? The most important changes can […]

Building a Responsive Design: Top Tips

Posted by on Nov 27, 2012 in HTML5, JavaScript, Responsive Design | No Comments
Building a Responsive Design: Top Tips

Coding HTML at the cutting edge, make use of HTML5 and CSS3 to create fully responsive layouts that look great on screens of all sizes.

Gerber uses Tweetedtrips.com

Posted by on Nov 11, 2012 in JavaScript | No Comments
Gerber uses Tweetedtrips.com

US Outdoors giant Gerber release their stunning new brand site, including a location map powered by Tweeted Trips

Award Winning

Posted by on Sep 18, 2012 in PHP | No Comments
Award Winning

I have just discovered that one of the sites I built has won an award! The Magnum Boots Fieldtesters campaign won the Insider Magazine 2012 award for Best Digital Marketing Campaign in April 2012. Other winners at the awards included top brands like First Direct, NHS, Halfords, Ebuyer, and Belling. Congratulations to the whole team […]

Preventing Contact Form Spam

Posted by on Sep 9, 2012 in Code Chat | No Comments

This is a problem which comes up time and time again. Every time you add a contact form to a website, you open yourself up to spam attacks. Solving this problem involves striking the right balance between making life easy for the person filling in the form, and the person receiving the spam at the […]

Example Runkeeper Post

Posted by on Aug 22, 2012 in Misc | No Comments

This is an example post to show how the Runkeeper WordPress Plugin can be used to insert a preview of your activity in to any post. Here is a cycle ride around Ecuup Reservoir.   The new version of the plugin supports shortcodes and allows the frame size and position to be controlled.

Post Snippits WordPress Plugin

Posted by on Aug 22, 2012 in WordPress | No Comments
Post Snippits WordPress Plugin

This plugin for WordPress allows you to define custom snippits of code or text which you might want to appear in several posts or pages. This makes it easier if you need to update common pieces of text or code as they can all be found in one place. You may find this useful for […]

Netbook review: Acer Aspire One

Posted by on Aug 20, 2012 in Review | No Comments
Netbook review: Acer Aspire One

I recently spent a year cycle touring abroad and one piece of kit seemed like a bit of a luxury before setting off, but proved to be incredibly useful and great value for money. The Acer Aspire One is a small, lightweight netbook with all the features I’d need in a laptop but at only […]

Target _blank is out the window

Posted by on Aug 15, 2012 in Code Chat, JavaScript | No Comments

Clients will often ask me to target external site links to open in a new window. Of course the correct answer is “No, it’s not up to a site to determine how a link should work, the user can decide that when browsing.” Not only is it bad practice but the target=”_blank” tag has been […]