I’m working on a client site and I wanted a nice tinted version of their primary colour for links when hovered over. I just wanted to take the primary colour and darken it and thankfully someone out there has provided a tool just for that (actually some other cool tools as well).
Continue Reading “Quick Tip – Creating shades of your hex colours”
Being in several active bands, and also being self-employed, requires a moderate amount of organisation. The easiest way for me to do that is to keep several calendars, one for each project, and then sync them all together on my phone and on my Mac. Continue Reading “Syncing shared Google calendars to iOS”
Have you filled in your short descriptions in WooCommerce just to discover that the Add to Cart button gets pushed down below the fold? Well let’s solve that right now shall we? Continue Reading “Changing the Order of the Short Description and the Add to Cart Button in WooCommerce”
I recently got round to reading this book. I’d seen the film and several friends had recommended it to me but as I’m a slow reader it takes me a while to get round to it. I’m glad I did though, I was quite surprised by it. Continue Reading “Ready Player One”
I love a gadget, especially a new phone. Recently I bought the new iPhone XS and it’s an amazing piece of tech. One thing that does bother me which almost all new phones (all manufacturers) is how thin they’ve become. Personally I’d rather they had a little more depth to them, similar to the original iPhone, so that they felt a little more sturdy and this would also give space to fit a larger battery and get rid of that awful raised lens area. Before phones got this slim I always felt happy without a case but that’s no longer the way, you really must buy a case for a phone now to protect it. Continue Reading “Spigen Tough Armor iPhone Case”
I write this post sitting in an apartment overlooking the marina on the last day of my holiday in St Lucia. It’s been an amazing experience here as I’ve never previously been anywhere like it. The sun, the sea, the rainforest, it’s all incredible and I’d recommend it to everyone, such a beautiful place.
Now, being a tech nerd, I was a little concerned when I discovered that my UK carrier wanted to charge me around £5/MB for data while I was out here! That would have been a pretty painful bill to return home to, or it would mean I was disconnected from the world for 10 days, also not an option…enter GigSky. Continue Reading “GigSky and the iPhone XS”
FontAwesome is a wonderful tool. For those of you unaware, this is a library of icons available for use in your applications. The latest iteration (5.0 at time of writing) has provided a whole range of new features and thousands of icons that are endlessly useful. These are easily added into your application with some very simple code, all covered in great depth in their “Getting Started” guide. Continue Reading “Switching FontAwesome Icons on Click with jQuery”
We’ve all seen them, those pesky notices to update your WordPress installation. Worse still, we’ve all had customers say, “I see there’s an update available…”. Yes, we do want to keep our WordPress installations up to date, but we don’t want those without the necessary permissions to pester us about it on a daily basis. Continue Reading “Hide WordPress Update Notices from non-admins”
Branding is a priority with your app and colour scheme is a huge part of that. The default colours provided by Swift are really handy but what if you want to use your own branding colours? Continue Reading “Custom UIColor References in Swift”
By default, buttons in iOS do not animate. Fortunately, you can set alternative properties for their different states. This simple piece of code can be attached to any button to give it a slight size animation. Therefore the user gets the feedback they need to know your button has been pressed. Continue Reading “Animate your iOS buttons on touch”