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5 Useful web development tools

22nd March 2018

Whether your build a simple static website or a large ERP platform using many libraries or frameworks, we all love those simple web development tools that make life a little easier. Below I have gathered a few tools I use when developing, hopefully you can find them useful too: Browserling This site is super useful when […]

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Bootstrap 4 Grid System broken in Safari

19th March 2018

Are you having troubles with Bootstrap 4 Grid System in Safari? What used to work doesn’t seem to anymore within Safari. As the example below shows, this is how we usually create 3 columns within a row. <div class=”row”> <div class=”col-4″>Column 4</div> <div class=”col-4″>Column 4</div> <div class=”col-4″>Column 4</div> </div> However, in Safari, instead of these […]

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Laravel – Specified key was too long Error

24th January 2018

With Laravel 5.4, some users may be hit with the Laravel Specified key was too long Error when migrating the database. This is because in the latest Laravel update, the developers made changes to the default database charset, making it utf8mb4. If your using MySQL 5.7.7 or higher, you won’t encounter this issue, however older versions of MySQL […]

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Create a custom WordPress taxonomy for posts and pages

18th January 2018

Sometimes when building website using WordPress, the standard taxonomies Categories and Tags just aren’t enough, and you need to create more. WordPress has made creating your own taxonomy easy, and you can even add your custom taxonomies to pages too. To accomplish this we use the custom WordPress taxonomy function register_taxonomy(). Creating a custom WordPress […]

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Angular 2/4/5 – Calling a parent component function from child component (EventEmitter)

14th January 2018

To be able to call a parents component form the child component, you need to use Angular EventEmitter.  Emitting events allows your components to communicate with one another when a certain action has been executed. This is similar to the @Input() decorator, but here we use the @Output() decorator. Below is an example of how […]

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Setting up SSH with BitBucket

11th January 2018

Setting up your project using a remote repository over SSH can become a painful task for new and even the most seasoned developers. In this article we cover how to set up BitBucket SSH. Repositories not found, incorrect permissions and issues when using your SSH key can all occur, and become very stressful. Below are […]

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Welcome to IKTN

28th December 2017

Welcome all to the newly re-vamped iknowthatnow.com IKTN. It has been 6 years since we first started IKTN, and 3 years since the last article posted. So, to celebrate the new year (which is only 3 days away) we have decided to get the ball rolling. In the last 6 years, I have been working on […]

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