Tag Archives: Development

Graphitas & Gutenberg, WordPress’ New Frontend Editor

WordPress has been around since 2003 and recent statistics show that close to 30% of all websites run WordPress (https://wordpress.com/about/). That is a huge share of the market which cannot be ignored, so naturally we have to make sure we continue to be WordPress experts. Gutenberg introduces a new challenge for us as it uses…

The Facebook “I’m a Voter” button and it’s possibilities for the future

Facebook have been working hard lately updating and for the most part improving their iOS app. But they have now rolled out the “I’m a Voter” button internationally after recent success elsewhere. Today is Election Day in the UK and when I opened the Facebook app this morning I was greeted with the following message…

Remote power website gets a boost

Dabbrook, are leaders in the field for on and offshore remote power solutions and with a website in need of a refresh, they wanted a site more in-keeping with their business and one that promotes a more accurate reflection of their unique expertise to the world at large. To begin the project we completely redesigned…

Mozinar – Designing for SEO

SEOmoz, SEO industry heavyweights, recently approached Graphitas to host a webinar as part of their “PRO Webinar” series. Based in Seattle, SEOmoz are recognised as the world’s most trusted resource for SEO knowledge and tools, boasting a huge following of search professionals. They invited us to share some of our tips, tricks and techniques with the SEO Community by presenting a “Mozinar”.

The mozinar on Designing for SEO hosted by Graphitas MD Justin Taylor, who lifts the lid on some of our cutting edge techniques to achieve great looking websites that also perform well in search engine rankings.

Get YouTube back onto your iOS 6 device! – Updated

Since updating to iOS 6 beta 4 we have noticed that apple have dropped the YouTube app from the home screen. This seems to be Apple further dropping support of google products.  Firstly they started using open source maps now deleting the YouTube app. Instructions for installing the YouTube web app to your home screen…

Our First Impressions of iOS 6

Apple recently announced iOS 6, the latest update to their iOS software. This update saw many new features in excess of 200 (although some minor). We have got our hands on our developer copy of this and have been trawling through the many features that have been shared. And I have to say we are impressed….

Dealing with duplicate page content

Many people over the years (ourselves included) have been using 301’s to redirect pages with duplicate page content. Introducing a canonical link Although these have been around for a couple of years now they are only now being taken seriously by search engines. Inserting the following link on the duplicated page tells the search engine…

Better MySQL Searching

We are developing some applications that require some complicated human entered search terms. MySQL although good , was not good enough. We’ve started to use the excellent Sphinx search server.

URL Rewrite and ampersands with PHP

Trying to change a URL to have ampersands & is usually straight forward, you use %26. However , throw in apahe mod_rewrite and PHP and things get a bit more complicated. Using the example – Books Forms & Pads – its URL encoded as: books-forms-%26-pads Apache will rewrite the url and PHP will pick up…

Getting Subversion To Ignore a Single File

I was trying to get subversion to a single file , but kept having this error: svn: Try ‘svn help’ for more info svn: Explicit target required (‘config.php’ interpreted as prop value) To get subversion to ignore a single file in a directory , so that it doesn’t get sent as part of a commit…

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