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Other beerbuses are available

I wrote in praise of the 770 #beerbus but let's not forget that other buses and beer festivals are available, such as the 14th May's Tockwith Festival, back after a year off. You can catch the X70 or 412 service from Wetherby You can visit Tockwith's website here Bardsey's Beer Festival takes place on 19th […]

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Instant Everywhere

For many, reading on the mobile web is a slow, clunky and frustrating experience - but it doesn’t have to be that way. The Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) Project is an open source initiative that embodies the vision that publishers can create mobile optimized content once and have it load instantly everywhere. This is the […]

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In praise of the 770 #beerbus

Transdev operate the 770 bus service between Harrogate and Leeds on a daily basis, nicknamed the beerbus because you can travel on it to numerous beer festivals in the course of a year. These include:- Harrogate Round Table Harrogate Town AFC Spofforth Wetherby Lions Boston Spa Clifford Bramham Thorner Leeds You can view and download […]

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Live-Code sites with Chrome dev tools

Edit HTML and CSS with Chrome Dev Tools. Following on from my two previous blogs about Child Themes for WordPress here's news about an article published in .Net magazine's November 2015 issue. Written by Caner Uguz, its shows you how to use Chrome Developer Tools' CSS and HTML features to try out different layouts. In […]

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Child themes part two

One of the points that I didn't mention in my Child Themes blog article was the fact that, if you create a child theme any alterations you make aren't overwritten if the parent theme is updated by the author or by WordPress. This is a danger if you make any alterations solely to the parent […]

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TalkTalk hack was a SQL injection

The latest news from the BBC and their technical editor Rory Cellan-Jones:- Analysis: Rory Cellan-Jones, BBC technology editor The company first indicated that the "sustained" attack was a DDoS, a distributed denial of service attack where a website is bombarded with waves of traffic. That did not seem to explain the loss of data, and […]

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Child themes

As you gain experience and confidence in using WordPress you may want to try new techniques such as theme design and plugin development. Theme design is probaby the one you will start with. You can learn how to create a theme from the ground up but there is a method that has a lower learning […]

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Mobile friendly websites

You're aware of the April deadline by Google where they said that after the 21st their rankings would take into account whether your website was mobile friendly or not and if it wasn't they would downgrade your site. Unfortunately there are still designers who are providing new sites that don't pass Google's test. Make sure […]

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I collect buts

Have you noticed how many sentences involving websites include the word 'but' somewhere near the middle of the sentence? Well, just as other people collect butterflies I collect these 'buts', deal with them humanely then mount them on a pin and add them to my collection. Here are a few examples:- "I like my website […]

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Free Business Advice

With every wetherbyweb website you will receive free business advice. How can I offer this? Simple! Before becoming a full-time web designer I clocked up more than four decades as an export sales and marketing manager with more than a dozen companies. I left each one with higher profits or or higher turnover (or both) […]

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