Blog

Here you will find all blog posts on my website including portfolio items, news articles and new code I’ve been working on.

Due to frequent heavy workload I don’t always update my blog, in particular my portfolio, as often as I would like to. If you check my Twitter feed you may find new projects, which have just be launched, that I haven’t yet written up a post for.

PJ Photo

Paul Johnson is one of the UK’s leading wedding photographers. Paul has won many awards and photographed weddings at the most prestigious venues in the UK and Europe.

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Magus Antiques

Magus Antiques are a London-based antique shop who trade in decorative antiques and objets d’art, mainly aimed at the home interior.

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New Website For Magus Antiques

Early this morning Magus Antiques was launched. The new site had many upgrades over the old site, especially navigation. Categories are intelligently organised using lots of coding in Wordpress' category.php file, meaning a little maintenance for the site as admin as possible. The admin area also runs custom inputs which are available when adding a new antique to the website. Areas such as height, width and depth are not available with a default Wordpress installation, so several new areas were coded to accomodate the needs of the guys at Magus.

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Another Website Gets Updated

The second Lemongrass Thai Restaurant site is up and running on it’s new theme. This website received a few small updates, including different images in the gallery, touch sensitive slider and gallery and a new colour scheme. Both Lemongrass Petersfield and Sussex have won the Trip Advisor award of excellence, placing them in the 10% for performance, of all businesses worldwide. That’s a great achievement – I’m pleased I get to work with such great businesses! I’ve also been building a new WordPress theme in collaboration with an SEO specialist – this one is for an Antiques Dealer, and it’s almost done.

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Lemongrass Is Now Responsive And Running On WordPress

The owner of the Thai restaurant in Petersfield, called Lemongrass, recently decided to have the website made responsive after I popped round with an iPad to give a demonstation of responsive design. Whilst doing the build, I decided to move the site from a static build to a Wordpress build, allowing me to maintain the site faster and easier than before. The website also dropped it's dark colour scheme and replaced it with a fresh and vibrant green for summer! If you've got a smart phone or tablet, do visit the site and see what a difference the responsive code has made. Better still, drop by Lemongrass and have some delicious Thai food!

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Theme Development

Over the past three weeks or so, I've been developing a theme for Antique dealers. This one's developed with the tablet and mobile user in mind, so the website is far more orientated towards "pressing things" rather than hover effects, which I personally feel is important, given that this is no "hover" capabilities on a touch screen. This may be obvious, but I think often overlooked by designers! This Wordpress theme should be moving from my local development environment to a live server for content population soon - exciting stuff! In other news, two previous clients are now booked in for responsive web design conversions - one of which has a combined mobile and tablet viewing count of over 50% on a typical month!

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