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Why your website should being using HTTPS

11 January 2017

HTTPS provides a number of benefits for both your website and it’s users. Security & Privacy This is built up several parts although a lot of users think that the benefits of HTTPS are only privacy based and they overlook the other benefits. Encryption If your website is using HTTPS this means the data that is sent…

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Tool: Simple MailTo Link Builder

23 December 2016

I’ve recently been working on a few different websites that required various ‘mailto’ links to be used across the web site. However, I could never remember the syntax that’s used! So, I’ve rapidly put together this tool whereby you can fill in the form and it’ll produce the mailto link. Now, I’m fully aware that…

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Snippet: Image Zoom

20 December 2016

As a Freelance Front End Developer, I’m often tasked with improving the feel of a site via the use of simple animations. So, I thought I’d share my favourites with short snippets. The first one being a simple image zoom on hover using the transform: scale, and transition: cubic-bezier. A neat example of this is…..

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Snippet: Force WordPress CSS Changes Live

13 December 2016

Over the coming weeks I’m going to be posting some of the most useful snippets that I’ve found when building bespoke WordPress themes as a Freelance WordPress Developer. I’m sure every front end developer has been in that situation whereby you’ve made an update to a site, and you go back to the client only for…

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My top 5 WordPress plugins…

7 December 2016

I’ve been building WordPress websites as a Freelance Front End Developer for some time now and over the years, I’ve come across many WordPress plugins, some good and some not so. So, here we are my top 5 WordPress plugins (many which will be found on most builds I do). 1) Advanced Custom Fields Pro This…

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Screen sizes to optimise your web page for…

Screen sizes to optimise your web page for…

18 November 2016

As a Freelance Front End Developer, I often get asked what screen sizes do you optimise your site for? So, I thought it would be a good idea to list the sizes you should be considering when developing a website. Remember, this is by no means an exhausted list. 320px 321px 322px 323px 324px 325px 326px…

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