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Why you shouldn’t use a JavaScript Framework

15th August 2019

We’ve all been there. A new project has come in, and its time to plan how we are going to build it. Whether the project is client work, or R&D, most developer jump straight in with suggestions for their favourite framework. Sometimes the company will tell the development team which framework they’re going to use […]

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WordPress wp-admin redirects to HTTPS

7th September 2018

Does your WordPress wp-admin redirect to https rather than http? Below is a simple tutorial to stop this from happening. First, check the siteurl in the wp_options table within your database. Make sure the option_value is your site address with http:// not https://. If your siteurl is set as http:// the try the following. Open […]

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Angular Material Dialog

11th May 2018

Angular is an awesome framework, yet it does have a steep learning curve for many developers. This post is aimed at those with experience using Angular 2/4/5 who want to use the Angular Material Dialog. This post will assume you have already installed the @angular/material library. If you have I would refer you to take […]

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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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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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