I build a lot of websites in WordPress. One of the most useful tool when building WordPress is the plugin Advanced Custom Fields – I use it extensively.
A little talked about feature in ACF Pro (Version 5) is the ability to save your updates in version control such as Git and boost performance.
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Navigation should be simple, concise, task-driven and targeted at the main users of the website.
The key principles of navigation & menus are
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Modern frontend development is a pain – Webpack,Gulp,Grunt, PostCSS, SASS,SCSS,LESS,Minification, Transpilers,Compilers, Babel,Auto-Prefixing – never ending “stuff” you don’t understand and have to learn
Drupal 8 Theme
When building Drupal 8 websites, I often turn to Laravel Mix – here is how I set it up
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For the last few months, I’ve been part of the Bridge Interactive team developing a brand new WordPress website for Stirling Gin.
Stirling Gin are the first legal gin distillery in the city of Stirling, Scotland. They are based near the famous castle and they are launching their visitor centre in Spring 2019.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) are one of the most popular “patterns” or conventions on the web. FAQ’s is great for “content writers” but bad for your users.
Gerry McGovern calls FAQs (and PDF’s) an organisation-centric form of navigation and content. They are easy and cheap for the organisation but miserable for the users.
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Back in 2016, I helped develop The Raeburn website with Wolffe & Bridge Interactive. Recently, we brought back the same team to give the website a fresh lick of paint to coincide with their recent refurbish.
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Women & girls are being left behind in tech. Only 15% of women work in STEM(Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) jobs in the UK . Computer Science loses girls interests in their teenage years. dressCode is a charity that is looking to combat this problem by teaching teenage girls how to code.
This week, dressCode website went live. The website is built in WordPress with a bespoke wordpress theme and custom administrations to make it easy for dressCode to keep the website up to date.
This week, we launched the website for Harvey MacNairs. MacNairs is a blended malt scotch whisky brand owned by GlenAllachie.
Previously, I worked with GlenAllachie Distillery on their main website. They brought back the same team to work on the MacNair’s website. I worked as the lead developer for Bridge, along with design agency Wolffe
To kick off the project we started with a one day design sprint. The website is built in WordPress and I developed a bespoke WordPress theme
I highlight just some of the software I use every day as a freelance software developer.
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Selection is a list of articles or interesting resources that from that are related to web/software development, design, user experience.
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