Category Archives: Web Development

Blog posts regarding web development

Curse of the Redesign: Existing Content vs New Ideas

I can’t remember the last time I was involved in making a brand new website rather than an update or redesign. Maybe it’s just the sort of work we are suited to at Headscape and you may find differently. A … Continue reading

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Drupal 7 Views Sort by Two Date Fields

To achieve this you will need to implement hook_views_query_alter() in a custom module. I did not do this in Views UI. A recent project at Headscape required me to build view listing two different content types that would use two … Continue reading

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Stepping back to move forward with ReactJS

I’ve been using ReactJS as I have been exploring Headless / Decoupled Drupal and have so far found it to be very nice to work with. However, as I am not overly familar with it I’ve found myself looking up … 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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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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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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CodeIgniter allow hyphen in url

I’ve done some reading about hyphens vs underscores in urls and personally I prefer hyphens. I find it seems to keep the words separate where as a underscores seem to join them together in my eyes. PHP functions don’t allow … Continue reading

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MARINEXUS website approaching launch

The website for the MARINEXUS project is approaching a launch date which should be before the Christmas break. In anticipation I created a new holding page to makes things that little more interesting. The website will be developed in the … Continue reading

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JC Surf now provides Discovery Surf Media

The JC Surf site I worked on recently has added Discovery Surf Media to the products John can provide access to. Discovery Surf are a local company who are now making it big in the wider surf industry with their … Continue reading

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