Making a responsive canvas

Not too long ago I looked at working with HTML5 Canvas.  It’s a great little thing, and I am working on some posts to explore it more and what it can do.  However I have just ran into a problem with it which others have found, and something which is going to trip people up at […]

Setting up your web server

I spend quite a lot of time on StackOverflow, both in terms of finding answers for something I need, and also for helping people out with their issues.  One question I see quite a lot is around security permissions for creating files on the server.  Usually these questions are for PHP, and as such I’m going […]

Keeping data secure

Following the news this week that South Wales Police have been hit with a fine of £160,000 for not reporting missing data for two years, I got thinking about the importance of keeping data secure. The case itself is an extreme example of why you should keep data secure.  You really don’t want evidence in a very […]

Working with HTML5 Canvas

Since I changed jobs a little over a month ago, I’ve found myself in a position of needing to brush up on a few skills, and also get a chance to learn some new ones.  Most recently, I’ve had the opportunity to delve into the HTML5 canvas tag.  For those who don’t know, canvas is the HTML5 way of […]

Version Numbering

I’ve always found version numbering interesting, and wondered how they are thought up by companies.  With Mozilla jumping Firefox from 3 to 30+ in a very short space of time (about 3 years, Google getting Chrome from 1 to 41 faster than you can say “Is this the latest version”, and Microsoft going from IE4 […]

Hopefully the last of the changes

‘Tis the season for change, it seems.  And after a lot of chanes with the site and jobs, I’ve had to make yet another change.  Namely to my web-hosts. I orders a VPS with 1 and 1, configured it and set this domain to be transferred to them so everything could be working nicely, just […]

A professional Change

Change isn’t always an easy thing to do, but it’s exactly what I have been doing.  I’ve changed where I work, bringing down the curtain on my second stint working with OpenCRM.  I’m moving on to work for Codebase 8 who design and build bespoke software solutions, both for the desktop and web.  I’ll still […]

Yet another change

Hello and welcome to my new website, again.  I last changed the site in March 2014, so just over a year ago, and now I’ve done it again.  This time, things are a little different though.  I’ve ditched Joomla and any other regular CMS, and have rolled my own.  I’ve not done this because I […]

Getting started with CakePHP 3

I mentioned back in my blog post for “Yet another change” that I was looking to use CakePHP for a project I had in my head that I wanted to start on.  Today I had some time free so I thought I would get set up with CakePHP V3.0, and follow their user guide.  I went […]

Why Windows 10 is not bad thing

Microsoft have announced that their new operating system, Windows 10, should be ready for release later in 2015.  If history is to be repeated, we can look forward to new machines being shipped with it in August, and the general public can get their hands on it in October; which is what happened with Windows […]