We found many of the weather widgets and badges out there lacking. Either they were not aimed at regular users (having to track down your own locid for non-US addresses for example) or they had rate limits on the API. And almost all were just plain ugly. We had to fix that.
Archive for 2010
If you create great content, your WordPress site is going to get a lot of traffic. That’s a good thing! One of our clients has done just that, but we had a couple of problems – he’s become popular in general, bringing in, on busy days, over 10,000 visitors, many of whom look around the site. And worse, he’s also… continue reading ⇢
You may have heard of Gill Sans. Designed by the sign-writer Eric Gill in the 1920s it is as much a British icon as fish & chips. You only have to look at the BBC, or any high street to see it. This article, however, is not about about a typeface (in case you were wondering) but about the redesigned… continue reading ⇢
One thing we’d like to start doing a little more is to post information about how the company as a whole is progressing, what we’re looking at, and where we’re going. Obviously there will be things that we have to keep quiet, such as our plans for world domination (oops!) or commercially sensitive work, but by and large a lot… continue reading ⇢
Following our work with The Telegraph Blogs supplying code, plugins and consultancy we were asked to be involved in the My Telegraph project for which we supplied a number of staff to work on time and materials basis. Additional to that, we were tasked with building the blog theme for the project along with various back-end tools that allowed a… continue reading ⇢
This is probably the most complex of WordPress projects we’ve ever delivered. It’s also a fine example of how WordPress has evolved as a content management system. Although it’s possible to create custom taxonomies and post types for some time, it’s only recently that it’s become a relatively easy process. As a consequence the building of a complex site such… continue reading ⇢
WordPress 3.0 multisites lets you easily publish multiple sites, on multiple domains, within one installation. This is a time-saving option for those of us who need to manage multiple separate domains running WordPress, but it does take a little knowledge and file access to set up, and at the moment isn’t for anyone who doesn’t consider themselves technically proficient. Editor’s… continue reading ⇢
This is a slight departure from our usual posts as it’s not about WordPress. However, if you’re developing with WordPress on a Windows PC there’s a good chance you’re using XAMPP as your platform.