Category: Technology

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Dave September 14, 12

Realising your E-commerce lemons with Lemonstand

Preview - Realising your E-commerce lemons with Lemonstand

Although the idea of roadside lemonade stands never really took off in the UK (we’re not sure they even really existed outside American cartoons for that matter), the simplicity of the concept is attractive – particularly in the otherwise complex marketplace that is the internet. Historically running an online shop is quite difficult. Either the tools used to host an ecommerce website are too complex, too expensive, or completely inflexible when trying to bend the tool to your specific business

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Dave August 09, 12

How tablet computers are evolving the way we do business

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No doubt you will have seen a tablet computer somewhere recently, even if only one of the many Apple iPad adverts on TV. A shift in the approach to computing has seen manufacturers creating a slew of tablet devices in order to grab a slice of the action before Apple take the whole market themselves. Currently the iPad rules, with a 68% worldwide market share, but Blackberry’s PlayBook, the Samsung Galaxy Tab and the brand new Google Nexus 7 are

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Dave July 04, 12

Job – PHP Zend Framework Developer (Temporary) Essex Chelmsford

Preview - Job – PHP Zend Framework Developer (Temporary) Essex Chelmsford

We’re looking for a Zend Framework (preferably Zend Certified) to come and work with us on a project we are undertaking here at Bytewire HQ. This role is temporary, but for immediate start!

The role will be based out of our office in Maldon, Essex and you will be tasked to build & complete a project, engaging in planning and design with our other developers.

The project involves the following areas of note:

Payment processing (PayPoint)
ZendFramework (PHP)
HTTPS (strong knowledge of request security)
HTML5, CSS3

Full

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Dave February 18, 11

Git storage options in a MVC structured PHP Framework

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We’ve recently been racking our brains over possible ways to keep a PHP Framework we’ve been developing, agile within individual projects. The Framework is still quite young development wise, but it is mature enough to develop sites on. So ideally what we wanted to do was create a Git repository for our Framework under a organization account on the lovely Github. Once done, the tricky part was trying to separate the framework code from the individual sites code.

This was quite

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Elliot Reeve February 19, 10

5 WordPress plugins not to be missed!

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As the use of Wordpress continues to grow with bloggers and web designers the number of plugins created is also increasing. Some plugins are superb and can really make a difference between a sub standard Wordpress blog and an excellent one, however this is not the case for all the plugins.

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Elliot Reeve February 17, 10

Creating an entire website in WordPress

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Wordpress is becoming a more widely used tool by web developers to create websites. Originally Wordpress was seen solely as a tool for blogging, they were easy to setup and you can choose from a selection of free templates to make your blog stand out from the crowd.

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Dave March 13, 09

Xp keeps logging me straight out when i click to login

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Is your Xp logging you straight out as soon as you click to login. Do you click your name and see your background flash up and then it says logging out straight away and takes you straight back to the main screen?

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Dave February 25, 09

Text Editor for Mac OS X – Coda

Preview - Text Editor for Mac OS X – Coda

Excellent text editor for the Mac. Including the ability to manage multiple sites, built in terminal and allows split screen to work on multiple files simultaneously.

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Elliot Reeve February 07, 09

Translating Your Website

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Ever wanted to translate your website so that it appeals to a wider audience? If you have then continue reading as ill take you through the steps in which to set this up. There is an excellent function in PHP called gettext.

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Elliot Reeve February 05, 09

Moving from PC to Mac

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Ever wondered how daunting it is to move from a PC to a Mac? Well try putting yourselves in my shoes! Having been a PC user all my life and having never used a Mac at all I was faced with getting to grips with a Mac to use for programming etc.

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