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Laura Bingham – Case Study Jan 11

About the customer:

Natural born adventurer, Laura Bingham, left home at 18 years of age to explore the earth and its kaleidoscope of cultures.

Laura travelled through the Greek Islands, Continental Europe, Africa, Asia and North/Central America before eventually landing in Mexico where she taught English and undertook challenging conservation work to protect the endangered Jaguar.

Challenging herself even further Laura, and a crew of two men and a cat, sailed back home to England across the Atlantic in a 38ft Trimaran.

Laura became known in 2016 when she cycled across South America with no money to raise money and awareness for a children’s charity in Paraguay called ‘Operation South America’.


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How to kill a MySql process using phpMyAdmin Nov 20


MySql Quick Tip

This is just a quick tip on how to kill a MySql process that has become stuck.

This sometimes occurs when an update/create command on a large amount of database entries.

Firstly login to phpmyadmin and find the appropriate database.

Select the SQL tab and in the window enter :


This will then show all currently running MySql processes.

Just find the process that is stuck and press the <Kill> text to finish that process.

Hopefully this quick tip may help.

Php Website Scanner – find injected files, added files and updated files Mar 25

As website developers,

we all hope the day does not come when a client phones to tell you that their website has been hacked, or weird popups are appearing, or worse still the web hosting company has taken their site offline.

Well recently a clients WordPress site that we have just inherited was hacked, (just to be clear it was not a site we wrote or even host, we have just been given the site when their last developers closed).

So the first thing to do is browse through all the weird .php files that have popped up and insure they are not injected code.

Realistically the site will need to redone completely on the latest version of WordPress or Joomla.

The question is:
What is there to warn us of the possible file injection?

And the answer:
Well not a huge amount. I googled about and a lot of scripts on Github ran from SSH, or others were quite heavy in cost.

Top Web Design Trends for 2017 Feb 09

Top Web Design Trends for 2017

The web is forever changing, every year developers and designers alike have to constantly fight with new and upcoming technologies to learn them before anyone else in order to stay ahead of the game.

More specifically, in this post, we will be looking at upcoming web design trends for 2017 that will be highly prevalent across a large portion of the worldwide web.

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How Web Widgets Affect SEO Feb 18

When inserting web widgets one must consider the potential impact on SEO as a lot of client side widgets are not visible to search engine crawlers due to the fact that they are rendered in Flash or Javascript.

However in recent years Google has developed and improved their crawlers to better understand Javascript content and this has lead to a lot more indexed and ranking content that webmasters weren’t aware of.


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Jquery Select2 v4 Ajax/PHP Tutorial Jun 14

Jquery logoSince my last tutorial on the Select2 Jquery  plugin using remote data loaded using Ajax and PHP has been so successful, I am updating the tutorial to work with the newer Version 4 plugin.

If you dont know what the Select2 plugin is : Its a Jquery plugin to turn an input/select field into a dropdown select box with searchable and stylable features.

Head over to to find out more. more…

Use GeoIP to find user location with PHP Jul 20

Good afternoon,

Just recently whilst working on our new website : Car Catcher UK I had to create an area for website users to enter their postcode.

Obviously for the search option to work to its fullest we made this a required field and also added a distance dropdown.

but that meant when we land on that page we would have no way of getting the initial results easily.

So i went looking around for ideas. At first i decided to set a default location of Central London and get the longtitude and lattitude of that.

This was fine but i wanted to go a little bit further.