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December 2, 2012
Turn off captions by default on Youtube

I find it really annoying when you start watching a video on Youtube and all of a sudden, hundreds of captions start appearing saying, “watch my new video” or something similar. This on top of closing the in-line ads every time you watch something really effects the user experience of the site in my opinion…. View Article

November 30, 2012
A simple more time-effective way to use Lorem Ipsum

I use Lorem Ipsum constantly in my design and framework building, but started finding it really annoying having to fill out the little form EVERY time I wanted a sample of text. The solution to this was simple. I filled out the form and when the result came up I bookmarked that page instead of… View Article

November 28, 2012
How to use an external monitor with your Macbook closed

When I’m inĀ  my office working I like to hook up my Macbook up to an external Dell Monitor which I bought a few months ago. The advantage being that I now have a much larger screen size, which is useful when designing websites and brochures etc. Its a bit fiddly getting your Macbook to… View Article

October 24, 2012
I've been bitten by Google, and now I need to bite back

The battle for the Google #1 spot for ‘freelance web designer’ here in the UK is raging at the moment, and I’m right in the middle of it like some kind of SEO soldier…well that’s what I like to think anyway… I had been enjoying a consistent top 3 rank for the term ‘freelance web… View Article

September 28, 2012
A Freelancers Review of Netflix

I’ve been enjoying the free 30 day trial from Netflix this month and thought it would be a good idea to share my opinions with you. Overall I would say I have enjoyed using it, and will probably continue for a few more months as I know there is still content on there I want… View Article

September 18, 2012
Allow MP3 Uploads in Media Manager Joomla

It seems that getting Joomla to allow MP3 uploads to its media manager isn’t that straight forward. I looked at a few guides all telling me to edit settings in the ‘Global Configuration’ of my site, however I couldn’t find the settings anywhere in there… It turns out they have moved…Go to your media manager… View Article

September 16, 2012
How to Remove Superfish from Firefox

While I was building a website a few days back I noticed that when I was refreshing the page to check my changes, Firefox was trying to get data from the website ‘superfish.com’ (you can check by looking in the bottom left of the Firefox window while a page is loading.) This got me pretty… View Article

September 2, 2012
Now Serving Clients in Liverpool and Manchester

I am pleased to confirm that I am now available to help individuals and businesses in both Liverpool and Manchester with any web design, SEO or web development work that you may need completing. If you are looking for a freelance web designer to help you out with a project, or just need some friendly… View Article

July 22, 2012
Back From the USA

With my feet now firmly back on English soil I’ve had a good chance to reflect on the last two weeks which I spent in Florida USA. Despite the fact that this wasn’t my first visit to the state I would have to say that it was the most enjoyable. I think this was mainly… View Article

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