Archive for the ‘web’ Category

New website in development – holding page up – Love Weston

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

through insider knowledge I have created a holding page for love weston a new website for the town of Weston-Super-Mare that will be helping with their promotion of the town as a tourist destination.

New Article on Speckyboy, Where should I be sharing?

Monday, March 19th, 2012

New article on speckyboy for you to look at. This time all about sharing and where you should or should not be sharing. title : Where should I be sharing?

For real coders, improving wordpress caching speeds for themes and plugins

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

All about the transients API for wordpress, an overview of how to implement it inspired by the homepage of Website Speed : WordPress Caching is a set by step guide on how to implement the transients API, not to be noob coder or lesser mortals!

New Job Title: Andy Killen is CTO of SpeckyBoy design Magazine

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

Today the 23rd of February 2011, Andy Killen the Owner of Phat Reaction was also appointed as CTO of SpeckyBoy Design Magazine. SpeckyBoy has around 2million visits per month and around 40,000 active regular readers, and currently ranks 2900 on Alexa.

It is Andy’s tasks to make the website significantly faster and exploit more features of wordpress and social networking to raise the profile of Speckyboy and thus the SEO, PageRank and Alexa rank.

Quoting Andy: “I’m really very happy with this opportunity to make an already successful website in the way of content more successful in the way of technology. I will be pushing to put SpeckyBoy in to the top 250 websites of the world”

We should be going live with the new version of the SpeckyBoy theme this weekend, so do watch for the first round of speed changes.

Attributed with developing another wordpress plugin

Sunday, February 13th, 2011

Due to having to create multi-language sites we constantly come up against that shortfall within other peoples plugins. Most people just don’t need any other language than English, where as us being based in Holland need to have at least English and Dutch.

This time it was the was the turn of WP Email Login that we translated in to dutch after first making the plugin localized. Many thanks to Beau of Automattic/Wordpress fame for including us on the list of developers.

New Article, this time about supporting wordpress plugin developers.

Friday, January 14th, 2011

I’ve been busy again, this time creating an article about the lack of support from the wordpress community towards plugin developers, especially in this changing time of wordpress being #1 CMS and moving to 60million + users.

As ever I’ve put it out through as I like the way that their articles are aimed at the common man and not at the designer elite in a self back scratching kinda way. Here take a read

Hopefully it will raise the issue with Automattic the makers of wordpress as the support needs are really outweighing the benefits of creating a product to go in their plugins set, if that plugin becomes popular in any way.

New Plugin Release, Easy iFrame Loader

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

We were finding that many of our clients wanted to be able to add iFrames to wordpress pages, but were finding that it would only stay there if HTML mode was the only one used. If they entered visual mode on the editor then it would automatically delete the iframe.

So we have created an iFrame loader so that it will stay. Not only that we have created it so that it loads the iFrame using Javascript using the window.onload function. This means that the iFrame will not load at all until the complete page has downloaded. This is better because often an external iFrame will be the cause of a page failing to load quickly.

After tesing on Firefox, Safari, Chrome, IE, Flock and Opera, we released the plugin via wordpress. See the easy iframe loader plugin page for more information