Really simply HTTP Authentication on Apache

Apr 7, 2012

There are countless reasons for using some kind of HTTP Authentication on your website but the one I come across most often is to password protect a new site until the client is happy for it to go public. For this kind of situation I usually use the Apache mod_auth_basic module because it is quick and easy to set-up and equally quick to remove once you are ready for the site to be public.

Marketing Ecosystems Presentation

Apr 5, 2012

I had the honour of preparing a presentation for the first ever Channel Island-wide digital marketing seminars in March this year and the whole thing has made its way onto the net. So if you can put up with me talking for half an hour on the subject of Marketing Ecosystems and where we are likely to see marketing opportunities in the digital world over the next few years, here it is.

Adding a CMS Block to your Magento footer

Mar 30, 2012

This is a really quick and simple tutorial to explain how to add a CMS Block to your Magento sites footer. It is a simple case of creating the block and a few lines of content added to your layout xml file, all of which I will explain below. First thing is to create a new CMS Block from Magento’s CMS menu and to add some content, taking note of the identifier that you have entered.

Humans Who Made – A directory of humans.txt files

Mar 2, 2012

After a few weeks of development I have finally decided to “go public” with a new site I have designed and developed. Drum-roll if you please… Humans Who Made! The site is basically an index of humans.txt files that forms a directory of sites and the people who actually built them. The idea for humans.txt files themselves comes from the people over at and the idea for indexing the files using a crawler, rather than by submissions is down to me.

A Look at two HTML5 Canvas libraries – JCanvaScript vs Processing.js

Jan 16, 2012

I have recently made a start on a website that requires a more graphical interface than you would ordinarily be able to produce without the use of flash. Thankfully the rise of HTML5 and it’s associated specifications and technologies now gives me the option of using the far more palatable (not to mention iPad compatible) option of the Canvas element. While there is always the option to work directly with this kind of graphical library, such as the GDI in old windows programming or the newer canvas HTML element it is generally better practice to sit your application on top of a higher level framework.

Launch of new WordPress 3.2.1 in wordpress development

Jan 12, 2012

Launch of new WordPress 3.2.1 in wordpress development Article by Bakul Sikri Providing advance features and making the process of website development easier has been the motive of launching every new version of wordpress. After 3.0 wordpress version was launched in February, 2011, the latest version in the field of wordpress development is set to be on floor. This includes wordpress 3.2.1.

WordPress Developer: How you can choose the best?

Jan 11, 2012

WordPress Developer: How you can choose the best? Article by Manish Rawat When it comes to selecting a WordPressdeveloper for WordPress websitedevelopment, it is very important to ensure that you select the right developer. In today’s technology dominated world, there is no dearth of WordPressdevelopers. You will find them everywhere. One important reason behind this is the success of WordPress CMS and benefits offered by it.

eCommerce and Magento with aheadWorks

Jan 11, 2012

You work regular hours in your office. You work from 9 to 5. Your days are basically the same. You’re tired, disappointed, unsatisfied or whatever. Why? Your daily routine is no longer good for you. Perhaps you need a change. Now it’s time for taking a step in a right direction. We live in the 21st century and it’s got lots of opportunities for motivated people. Grab your ideas and creativity and start your own business in the Internet.

A brief review of Custom WordPress-development

Jan 9, 2012

A brief review of Custom WordPress-development Article by Dheeraj Prakash These days, most of the web developers and website owners prefer modern technologies like CMS for developing a dynamic, user friendly and professional website. There are quite a few content management system available in the market. Every CMS offers a number of features and certain benefits. WordPress is one of the most popular CMS.

How wordpress development helps you to become a successful blogger?

Jan 6, 2012

How wordpress development helps you to become a successful blogger? Article by Suresh Kumar Blogging has gained widespread success and acceptance over the period of time. People are stepping out of their own fear of being read and are sharing anything they feel like. Providing the easy and comfortable means of publishing your thoughts, blogging has revealed to world an unprecedented pool of talent and creativity.