Websites for Pure Inspiration

There are thousands of websites on the Internet, but only some that really capture the latest trends, colours and what makes user experience really work. This is my list of the best website’s I find which give me the most inspiration.

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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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Custom WordPress login

WordPress has a wide range of options to change the look and feel of your WordPress setup. One that most people overlook is the login box, accessible at http://yourdomain.com/wp-admin/. Using the code below, you will be able to apply a custom CSS stylesheet to the login page. Firstly create your stylesheet. You could name the file […]

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Change Bootstrap 3 Navicon on toggle

I’ve been looking at how to change the button icon which is shown across Bootstrap 3 navigation menus in a mobile viewport. For months I’ve come across a whole variety of clever Navicon icons which change when clicked upon. I wanted to implement this feature into a Bootstrap navigation menu. In the end, I used a […]

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Using Font Icons with WordPress 3.8 Custom Post Types

WordPress 3.8 introduced a new Admin design which now uses Font Icons instead of images. This method has many benefits such as great support for Retina devices and quicker load times. Before WordPress 3.8 you had to use images for your icons, now you can use Font Icons, specifically the icons designed for WordPress called […]

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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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Working with Git

Git is fantastic for version control, I have been using it quite often this month for work and personal projects. Although this isn’t the first time I have used Git, I did use it whilst at university. Although at that time I only used the Github Windows GUI client and whilst it was okay it […]

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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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