Archive of: web-development

It's more than just the words

Reading an article from 1999 caused me to consider how not owning your own content leads to a loss of more than just the content itself.

Stop turning contact form spam into a user problem

We put contact forms on websites quite a lot, and we check that the input data is valid and sanitized of all evilness, however after a few weeks the invariable contact form spam starts to filter in to the client’s inbox.

To the client the obvious answer is a

If all you have is a hammer...

I try and avoid discussing things on Twitter given that forming a coherent argument in 140 characters or less is almost impossible, however I was engaged in a short discussion today with @TJRLZ who couldn’t understand why this site is based on WordPress when my company develops custom [...]

Your advice for students who want to work on the web

Next month I’ll be giving a presentation to some university students who are part way through a degree in web design and development. These students are hoping to join the industry in various different roles at the end of their course.

I would love to include some tips from other people [...]