Dream Car Sales now Redland Car Sales

In January 2010 I posted a warning about Dream Car Sales, Telford selling dangerous cars. Since that post, I’ve been contacted by numerous other people who’ve bought cars through the same shady outfit and had problems (with some interesting allegations of various illegal activities, that I can’t publish because of libel laws.) Some of these… read more →

End of an Era, a New Beginning

Tutorialtastic is closing today. Closing, gone. After 8 years of hardy service to you, the blogger, the developer, the web hobbyist. Don’t cry, my sweets, for where one door closes another duly opens… It has taken nearly THREE years to get to this point (albeit delayed due to pregnancy, sickness, babies, life, work, etc). Three… read more →

PHP Mail Form Updated

Version 2.1 of my basic free PHP mail form is now live; this has been ‘ported over from my personal domain (jemjabella.co.uk) in an attempt to organise my content (and life!) a little better. Please feel free to get in touch with feedback.… read more →

Currently Reading: The Art of SEO

I bought “The Art of SEO” while I was on maternity leave with my daughter, but funnily enough found little time to read it. It turns out babies don’t just lie around sleeping all day… who knew? Anyway, following my return to work I’ve invested time in compiling a list of books I’ve not read… read more →

Why I Chose WordPress

I have had a somewhat infamous love-hate relationship with WordPress over the years. Although I was virtually an early adopter of the CMS, I have found myself using and dropping it in direct relation to the stability of the admin panel. However, WP development now takes up a significant portion of my workload and it… read more →

Side Accordion Menu in Mootools

A recent project involving a request for an ‘accordion’ style content box allowing multiple blocks of copy to occupy the same space (I assume to give a less wordy impression to users while retaining ‘searchability’ in Google) has led me down a mootools-based route… having never used the mootools JavaScript framework before I was quite… read more →

OMG Ninjas in my Layout!

So, here it is, finally all coded up and polished and pretty. My shiny new layout, which is totally awesome and 99% down to Ms Bloody Awesome Lilian. Yes, I have given her new names. I say 99% because I tweaked the titles and made them not-italic because I have secret feelings of dread when… read more →

Made this weeks ago

Got bored a few weeks ago so put this together. Have nothing deep and meaningful to say about it, which is lucky because typing one-handed takes forever. :p Mind you, I can’t remember the last time I had two hands free for typing. With that said, I’ve not tested it in anything other than Firefox… read more →

The long post that I didn’t write last week

I feel I should start this post with a series of finger exercises as I may be here a while. Anyway… Let’s start with the move. We picked up the keys on Friday 9th October. Although there’d been some discussion in the days previous about the place not being ready (it was being used as… read more →