We've all been there. Time is short, so just bash out a bit of code, and as long as it works we can move on. Code is for computers anyway, right? Who cares what it looks like? Actually, how our code is formatted can totally save our bacon later, and save us time in the … Continue reading Code quality matters
I've been using Laravel 4 for a while now, and occasionally Kohana too, but in my current project I'm trying out Silex. It's a micro-framework, which means it only gives you the bare-bones rather than bucketloads of features, but that keeps it lightweight and gives the developer a sense that they've actually achieved something rather … Continue reading Controller routes in Silex
Some background Some years ago I found myself taking on a large web project, managing a web site with several hundred pages, edited by several people with little (if any) knowledge of HTML, and which needed a serious overhaul. Initially I tried streamlining the process of dealing with all those static HTML files by creating … Continue reading MODx – the best open-source CMS available?
Running your own business means a lot of extra effort, relative to a 'normal' job. True, there are the benefits of being your own boss, working the hours that suit you, taking holidays when you fancy, setting the prices you like. But in addition to being a Web Designer I also have to handle the … Continue reading Keeping track of time