Making sure Outlook.com receives PHP Mail() emails

During the recent development of bethanyjackson.co.uk I had found my current setup of Postfix which is used by PHP Mail() was not sending email correctly to Microsoft email services such as Outlook.com. Emails were being sent by my web server but never received by Outlook.com or placed in the Junk folder, even though emails were […]

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WordPress 3.7 Auto Update

The WordPress 3.7 [Basie] release went live on the 24 October 2013. It’s great release and includes a number of important features, one of which is Automatic Updates. By default automatic updates will only be applied to minor version upgrades and not major releases. For example; versions such as 3.7.1 to 3.7.2 will be applied […]

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PHP cron job to download podcasts

I have built this script a while ago to keep track of podcasts I wanted to watch. My ISP gives me free internet usage after 11pm which doesn’t contribute to my monthly download limit so I needed some way to automate the download of the podcast. I decided to build this script in PHP as […]

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Updated: Animated CSS3 Android Bot

Since my first post of creating a CSS3 Android bot (here) I have wanted to add animated functionality, and in under 15 minutes I did just that. I have animated the right arm of the Android bot so it simulates ‘waving’. I have added a CodePen and a Gist below. See the Pen Android Bot […]

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Android Bot created in CSS3 code snippet

Update: I have posted an updated version of this Android bot using CSS3 animations here. I have been playing around with CSS3 recently. As a small test to see if it is possible to design with CSS3 I had a goal to create the Android bot in HTML and CSS. The finished code appears to […]

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CSS3 Flat UI Scrollbars in Google Chrome

I have recently been developing a piece of work which required the scroll-bars to look flat and clean. I had previously seen Google’s Gmail site using the same sort of scroll-bar design which would fit perfectly into the piece of work I creating. Having a look around the web didn’t show much code snippets or […]

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Implementing an image picker for WordPress 3.5

Since re-developing my portfolio for this website, I found that the media picker script which I was using to select portfolio images should be updated. Originally the first version of the script was using the old WordPress Thickbox modal. Since WordPress 3.5 it has been possible to use the new WordPress modal. Although I found […]

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