Author Archives: ian

A little work for Sugar Shoes

A recently got to do a small bit of work with an old friend from university. We both did the Surf Science & Technology course at Plymouth Uni and have since independent got into the world of building websites. Made … Continue reading

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Designing For Emotion by Aarron Walter review

Designing For Emotion by Aarron Walter and published by A Book Apart was a great read with some compelling case studies and examples and on how and when to use emotional design elements. All release by A Book Apart and … Continue reading

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Mobile First by Luke Wroblewski review

Do web developers really take holidays? Or are our breaks from the day job just an opportunity to catch up on some reading and tinker with some side projects? We haven’t even hit Christmas Day and I’ve managed to finish … Continue reading

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PHP Master: Write Cutting-Edge Code review

SitePoint’s latest PHP book is aimed at taking your skills to the next level. Looking through the contents there was several tools and techniques I was already using but also lots of others that I would like to start using. … Continue reading

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I’ve got an Arduino kit

I recently found out about Arduino an open-source electronics prototyping platform – as described on the website. It’s basically a circuit board which can have components connected to it and then “sketches” can be uploaded to the board to control … Continue reading

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Marine Biological Association website relaunched

I recently redesigned and coded the website for the Marine Biological Association. I designed the site mobile first as I feel this makes sense to start with the linear nature of a webpage and it’s elements and then see where … Continue reading

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CodeIgniter based Fuel CMS

I recentley discovered a new CMS called Fuel. It is based on the PHP framework CodeIgniter and I feel it has huge potential. Below is a post I added to the Fuel forums on why Fuel differs from other CMS … Continue reading

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Responsive Web Design by Ethan Marcotte review

I’ve just finished reading Responsive Web Design by Ethan Marcotte and really enjoyed it. The book is published by A Book Apart who specialise in “the emerging and essential topics in web design and development with style, clarity, and, above … Continue reading

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CodeIgniter Instagram API Library Released

After using Instagram for a while I began looking at their API and then saw that there is no CodeIgniter library for it so I began making one. You can download it from https://github.com/ianckc/CodeIgniter-Instagram-Library And see a sample demonstration at … Continue reading

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Google Maps V3 and Geolocation

In this post I will show how to create a map using Google Maps API V3 and the using browser geolocation we will add a marker to the user’s position. The finished product can be seen at http://ianluckraft.co.uk/demonstrations/google-maps-v3-and-geolocation.php Let’s get … Continue reading

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