How I installed CAT6 Ethernet in my home

When I moved into my new house, I knew that I wanted hard-wired Ethernet networking in every home. Ethernet cables provide much faster speeds than Wi-Fi and are much more secure. I wanted the cables to future-proof my house, so I decided to go with Cat6 cables throughout. All of the cabling, wall outlets and keystone […]

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Looping through a Data Map with Sass

I’ve decided to share this code for anyone who requires a quick ‘copy and paste’ solution for using data maps (map-get) and loops within Sass. This example will allow you to set values within the data map, then loop through and output as CSS rules. Setup the variables within the data map and create the code […]

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Updated: Free Stock Image website list

I have recently found a new free stock photo website: Stocky: http://stocky.pro/. This website has been added to the list I mentioned in my previous blog post: https://ryanfitton.co.uk/blog/free-stock-image-websites/.

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Webdesign email newsletters

Email newsletters are great, sure you can go to websites such as Sitepoint or Smashing Magazine and view articles themselves. But I find receiving newsletters makes sure I read the most relevant and important articles at the end of a week. I mostly sign up for newsletters to keep myself up-to-date with the latest web […]

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Creating an always on Status Board

I have wanted my own always-on Status Board, ever since I installed Panic’s Status Board app on my iPad I decided it would be better to have a dedicated device to display the information. Buying a new iPad just as a Status Board would be overkill, however I did have a spare cheap 7″ Android […]

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Better password security

On the 3rd October 2013 Adobe announced they suffered a major data breach as reported by Krebs on Security. Recently security researchers have analysed the leaked passwords used by Adobe’s customers, a news article by The Register shows this information clearly. It turns out that 1.9 million users were using ‘123456’ and another 3.5 million were using ‘password’ as […]

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Perfect offsite backup

Over the last couple of years I have begun storing more and more data on my computers, I regularly perform a backup of files and full system images every month. I currently store my backups on two 1.5TB and a 400gb external hard drive, you may say that storing backup data on that amount of […]

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Building a Mini ITX Home Server

For quite some time I have found the need to have a small dedicated computer to act as a file and print server for the multiple computers I have running at home. I did research of the best possible hardware for the tasks which I needed the server to perform. Since the server will be […]

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Migrating to Digital Ocean

I have wanted to setup my own server to host websites for quite a while, although looking at the prices from VPS providers such as Rackspace and Linode; the prices range from around $15 and $20 a month, too much for what I wanted to pay. My sites don’t get enough traffic to justify that […]

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