Author Archives: ian

Testing SSL certificates without a domain name

Recently at Headscape we were setting up a new server ready to launch a redesign of a site. Whilst testing we were accessing the site using the server’s IP address which works fine for checking everything is working, apart from … Continue reading

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Drupal Commerce, TeamCity and Git Submodules

At Headscape we use TeamCity as our Continuous Integration server and I recently came across an error when trying to build Drupal Commerce Kickstart. The main parts of the error message were Failed to build patch for build… due to … Continue reading

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Enjoying getting it wrong

This post also appears on the Headscape site as part of our blog. During my teens and twenties I spent a lot of time skateboarding. It’s quite a unique sport in the way it influences your life as a whole. … Continue reading

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Boagworld article Do people see you as a roadblock

Paul Boag has recently posted an article titled “Do people see you as a roadblock?” that includes some very nice mentions about me. So in a shameless act of self promotion I’m going to link to it. You can read … Continue reading

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Codeception Database Helper

I’ve been using Codeception for some acceptance testing recently. The project has a large database and using the standard Codeception database module that rebuilds the entire DB from an SQL dump was too slow. All I needed to do was … Continue reading

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Guesting on Modules Unraveled Podcast

At Headscape we were recently contacted by Brian Lewis from Modules Unraveled Podcast to see if we would like to appear on the show to discuss our use of Drupal. It was really great to have a chat with Brian … Continue reading

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Moving on from the MBA to Headscape

I have been working for The Marine Biological Association for close to five years now but the time has come to move on. I’m very proud to say I will be working for Headscape where I’m sure I will learn … Continue reading

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Smashing Node.JS Review

The short review would be “what a brilliant book”. I had tinkered with Node.js before but in a bit of an  unstructured fashion. Reading the table of contents had me impressed then seeing the price for the Kindle version confirmed … Continue reading

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Shop Talk Answer

I recently discovered Shop Talk, a live web design and development podcast by Chris Coyier and Dave Rupert. So I’ve been listening to the old episodes and in episode 9 with Ethan Marcotte. Andy Howells from the UK asked a … Continue reading

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I’m off to Future of Web Apps 2012

This year I’m lucky enough to be attending Future of Web Apps London 2012. I’ve been to Future of Web Design before and found it hugely inspirational so I have expectations for it’s more technical sibling. I’m looking forward to … Continue reading

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