Jamie Sefton | Web Developer

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Christmas for the Homeless

So as you have seen the Christmas adverts have started on TV and the weather has taken a turn for the worst, which means winter is definitely on its way. This year me and my partner are going to be putting a mini project together to try and hel...

My Uber Experience

The last few weeks I have a new favourite App on my phone, and that is Uber! Since taking my first journey a few weeks ago I haven't used any other taxi company. The main reason I like Uber over any other taxi company is purely because of its p...

Stopping website spam

Spam can be a pain for developers and clients. Most spam emails come through from contact forms on a website. These are filled in by automated bots that populate your form with content and then submit it. There are a few ways of stopping spam. ...

How Adobe stopped piracy with CC

It's not really a secret that Adobe software packages have been massively pirated over the past few years. The master collection is CS4, 5 & 6 being the easiest to get your hands on. The issue was that it was very easy to get a copy and then bl...

Responsive Email Fail

This is a quick post and mainly a rant. Sadly the victim is ASOS in this example but it's not just them that have this issue. My rant here is people who spend time and money creating mobile email templates / campaigns and yes they look great an...

Helping the Homeless

On my way home today from work I walked down Briggate by the McDonalds end. There I saw 2 homeless people in the same place that you generally see them. The main difference is that tonight is extremely cold. Whilst walking home I f...

Is AI a threat?

Bill Gates is now warning us about Artificial Intelligence (AI). In recent news he has said that we should be concerned about the risk of creating AI. This contradicts a Microsoft Research Chief. This is followed after an interview with Stephen...

Rasberry Pi 2

The next generation of the Raspberry Pi has been released at a low price of just $35 (£30). The new gen is reported to be six times as powerful as the first Raspberry Pi which now has 1GB RAM and improved processing capabilities. The big buzz o...

House of Cards - Review

SPOILER ALERTS! If you haven't watched the first 2 seasons of House of Cards then stop reading now! So I am a bit of a binge watcher when it comes to TV series. I get so into it that I just watch it back to back. I watched the whole of house...

RIP Organic Pages Views

Facebook is changing the way pages work for brands and businesses. You will no longer be able to post an update and expect people to actually see it. Facebook is removing the ability for page posts to be seen organically, instead you will now have...

Retina Inline Images with srcset

With mobile devices and even now desktop screens becoming retina quality it is becoming important to display higher quality images on the correct screens. Retina quality is generally known as being twice the pixel density of a standard image. So m...

Holding hands still unacceptable

In the video above all they do is hold hands in public. They don't kiss, they aren't acting overly camp. The are just 2 normal men holding hands. Yet they are subject to abuse and looks by the majority of people whilst walking down the street ...

Becoming a drone pilot

As drones become more affordable and have a lot of uses to businesses. I think that being a drone pilot is soon to become a in demand job. The issue so far is that no licence or test is required to fly drones. So how can you really say you're a...

The Future of Cars?

At CES we have seen some amazing developments in the world of technology. But this is by far one of my favourites. The Mercedes-Benz F015 is a concept that might well be the next generation of cars. It features a fully self driving funct...

Drone Beauty

Drones are becoming a hot topic recently. Is it a good thing to have? Or will they be used in the wrong way? Well so far we just don't know what they are going to be used for! The potential to use them to invade someones privacy is an easy poss...

Hashtags - How to use them

How or why do you use hashtags on Twitter? What is the purpose of them? Well a lot of people tend to just use them to put random crap at the end of a tweet. But a hashtag can be a crucial tool when you are tweeting. A hashtag is used to help...

One Server or Multiple Servers?

There is one debate that is to be had when hosting your websites. Do you get one single powerful server and host everything on that? Or do you get a cluster of servers with good specification and spread your websites across them? There are key ...

Free cPanel alternative

So you want cPanel but don't want to pay for it. Well ZPanel is the closet alternative and best of all it's free! ZPanel allows you to manage your server configuration through an easy interface, similar to WHM. It also lets you create client ac...

The Best Hosting Provider

If you’re like me and have your own clients, then you are always wanting to find the best hosting solution at the lowest costs. In the last 3 years I have moved to 4 different hosting companies which is a painful process when you have a fair fe...

Wireframing for Developers

So whilst at University I came across this very handy tool for developers to use called Moqups. It is basically a wireframing web application that developers can use to quickly generate page layouts without having to do any actual design work. Thi...

Designers VS Developers

A cool info graphic showing the difference between developers and designers... From my experience it's rather accurate. Source: https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/154740937172883236/

Government Finance for Masters Degrees... FINALLY!

Its a good day for those undergraduates wanting to do a postgraduate degree but were worrying about how to fund it. It has been announced that as of 2016 funding will be available similar to student finance for masters degrees. Previously the o...

Email Hosting.. DON'T DO IT!

So you host a client's website and now they want an email account to go with their website. So first thing you see in your cPanel or control panel area is an option to create an inbox. So you think I will just use that and everything will be fine....

Responsive is an essential not a luxury

With more and more people accessing websites through their phones it’s becoming essential to supply all websites with a responsive design. As other companies will tell you. If your not building responsive websites then your doing it wrong! T...

Stripe Secures Our Checkouts

We are proud to announce that we have created our first secure checkout system with Stripe payments fully intergrated.  Stripe allows the client to have an easy payment platform to take payments securely through their website. The payment servi...

Our Provider Gets A Boost

We are happy to see that the company that helps us to provide a great hosting service has expanded their New York data centre.  View the video below to see how we bring such great hosting solutions.