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Podcast RSS Feed Template

Podcast RSS Feed Template

A straight-forward podcast feed template to help you generate an XML podcast feed for iTunes using PHP.

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Pi Zero - Suggestions Please!

Pi Zero - Suggestions Please!

Got any ideas for things to do with a Raspberry Pi Zero? We’d love to hear them!

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Increment the Value of a Number in a .txt File with PHP

Increment the Value of a Number in a .txt File with PHP

I was recently asked to add an order number to a simple online ordering system I built for a client a few years ago. Here’s how I did it - using a plain text file and some PHP.

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Masonry and Infinitescroll with Perch CMS

Masonry and Infinitescroll with Perch CMS

Infinitescroll and Masonry are both widely used Javascript plugins which can add a little bit of UI sparkle to a website. In this post I explain how to get them playing nicely together when loading content from a Perch CMS blog.

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Hackaball - It Was Worth the Wait!

Hackaball - It Was Worth the Wait!

Hackaball was the first project I backed on Kickstarter, about 18 months ago. It finally arrived last week and it’s really good. Here are my first throughts now I’ve used it in the ‘real world’ a couple of times.

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Force Your Website to Use SSL via .htaccess

Force Your Website to Use SSL via .htaccess

More and more websites are turning on SSL connections by default as encrypted connections become both an SEO ranking factor and a symbol of trust recognised by website visitors. If you have an SSL certificate for your hosting package it’s easy to encrypt your entire site via .htaccess and start reaping the benefits today.

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3 Marathons at 30 - Mission Accomplished

3 Marathons at 30 - Mission Accomplished

On Saturday I completed my 3 marathon challenge with the toughest run I’ve ever undertaken.

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Create a Simple Sitemap Using Perch CMS

Create a Simple Sitemap Using Perch CMS

Find out how I quickly construct a simple sitemap for Perch websites.

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Simple Server Status Dashboard using PHP and jQuery

Simple Server Status Dashboard using PHP and jQuery

Having a work experience student has given me the opportunity to work on projects I would otherwise not make time for. This week we built a simple server status dashboard using PHP and jQuery.

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Keep on Refining Your Website

Keep on Refining Your Website

Is your website as effective as it could be? It may appear ‘finished’, but a good website never is. Here are a few simple tools you can use to monitor your site’s performance and get a better idea of where it could be improved.

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