A sorta, kinda, web development and design blog...

Magento block caching

Friday 20 January 2017

Magento block caching If you set it to false, Zend cache will get default value of 7200 seconds!! If you want infinite never expired cache set it to 9999999999, which is Zend_Cache maximum value, or something else big enough. Magento block caching • Inchoo

Tags: #magento #web development #php

Selective Git Add

Thursday 19 January 2017

Selective Git Add git add -u This git command looks at the already tracked files and stages the changes to those files if they are different or have been removed... I found this command when I had a lot of modified files and a good handful of new files, but only wanted to

Tags: #web developmenat #git

What design is...

Thursday 2 June 2016

What Design Is... Despite popular opinion, design is not about Sketch, style guides, or pushing pixels, it is the act of intentionally solving problems.— Cameron Rogers (@cameron_rogers) June 1, 2016

Tags: #design #bookmarks #tweet

Web Making

Friday 22 April 2016

Web Making Loving this tweet... Web making: 1. Identify core functionality. 2. Make that functionality available using the simplest technology. 3. Enhance! @adactio #aeabos— Jeffrey Zeldman (@zeldman) May 17, 2016

Tags: #web development #responsive web design

Web Dev Axioms to Live By

Friday 22 April 2016

Web Dev Axioms to Live By Loving this tweet... web dev axioms to live by: #1 if you can do it in HTML, don’t use CSS#2 if you can do it in CSS, don’t use JS#3 if all else fails use JS— John Allsopp (@johnallsopp) April 12, 2016

Tags: #web development #responsive web design

Change Last Character in String to Uppercase in MySQL

Thursday 11 February 2016

How to Change the Last Character in a String to Uppercase in MySQL I have been working on a project that required the importing of some nasty old, badly formatted data in a nice new MySQL database. I ended up data in a firstname field with titles and initials, for example; Mr…

Tags: #mysql #webdev

Load A Joomla! Template File From A Separate View

Wednesday 10 February 2016

Load A Joomla! Template File From A Separate View I am working hard to improve the quality of my php code and one of significant technique is to use the DRY principle. However this can become a little harder to stick to when using a framework / CMS. I mostly work with…

Tags: #joomla #web development #php

Joomla! Template Equals Component

Monday 1 February 2016

Joomla! Template Equals Component I knew that you can modify the output of Joomla! still further by tagging "tmpl=component" onto the end the url. This should then output the content of whatever component you are viewing without the template. You might need to create a component.php file in the root of your template…

Tags: #joomla # web development

Never Design The Home Page First

Thursday 14 January 2016

Never Design The Home Page First This is something I think about doing, but really need to actually start doing it! Pro tip. Never design the homepage first. Always start with a product page, an article or a page where design thinking is really needed.— Joe Leech 红豆 乔 (@mrjoe) January 14,

Tags: #design #inspiration #web design

The Pressing Need to Overtake

Friday 18 December 2015

The Pressing Need to Overtake I cycle. Every day. Well, most working days. I cycle to work. When you cycle a lot it is very easy to develop a sizable chip on your shoulder about motorists. I try to resist this as clearly, not all motorist are evil fuckers... However there are enough who…

Tags: #cycling

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