News & Blog

Resolving a Non-Functioning Power Button on Samsung Galaxy S5

April 5th, 2015 - Posted by Steve Marks to Miscellaneous.
This post is a bit different from what I normally blog about; Programming, PHP, JavaScript etc. Today I’ll go a bit off-topic and discuss a problem I faced earlier today. I woke up this morning and the power button on my Samsung Galaxy S5 wouldn’t function. I hadn’t dropp...

How We Cope with Busy Periods as a Web Agency

October 20th, 2014 - Posted by Steve Marks to Miscellaneous.
The past few weeks have been absolutely manic here, with it being the busiest period we’ve had since BIOSTALL was founded nearly 2 years ago. Working very long hours both weekdays and weekends, with little or no breaks, is not a way that I want us to work. It’s not healthy, and...

Find Large Emails in Thunderbird Clogging up your Mailbox

June 16th, 2014 - Posted by Steve Marks to Miscellaneous, Software.
Today saw my mailbox bursting at the seams with the size reaching a whopping 95%. In the back of my mind I knew that I had previously received some huge emails from clients with massive attachments. I just had to find these large emails and delete them. We use Mozilla’s Thunderbird a...

Taking Your WordPress Development To The Next Level

April 16th, 2014 - Posted by Steve Marks to Miscellaneous, MySQL, PHP, Software, Web Development.
Having been an avid web developer for over 10 years now I’ve seen a lot of change during this time. One of which is the explosion in the use of WordPress Content Management System. About 90% of sites we design and build today are based on WordPress, and I’d probably be right in...

Facebook Page Not Appearing When Adding Work History

January 27th, 2014 - Posted by Steve Marks to Miscellaneous.
When adding your work and education history to your Facebook profile, it allows you to search for company pages and brings up a list of results that match the term entered. I’ve had a particular scenario a few times now however where no results were found when entering the page name,...

Apps, Software and More – Our Office Must-Haves

December 12th, 2013 - Posted by Steve Marks to Miscellaneous.
We use a lot of wonderful applications and bits of software throughout our working (and non-working) day, so we thought we would compile a list of our top nine that we absolutely couldn't do without and share them with you all!...

WordCamp London 2013 Review

November 25th, 2013 - Posted by Steve Marks to Miscellaneous, Web Development.
Over the weekend we attended WordCamp London 2013. It was our first WordCamp so we were pretty unsure about what to expect, but at just £25 per ticket, it seemed mad to pass up the chance of going. The Venue The event was held at the Bishopgate Institute which housed a large theatre-style...

Google Play Music: The Verdict

November 24th, 2013 - Posted by Steve Marks to Miscellaneous.
I’ve seen Google’s music streaming service mentioned a couple of times over the past few weeks. Being a long time user of Spotify, I didn’t really take note. After all, how different could it really be? We listen to music every minute we’re in the office. From the r...
Google Ad and Font Changes

Google Begins To Roll out Ad Updates, And a Bigger Font

November 21st, 2013 - Posted by Steve Marks to Miscellaneous.
We’ve noticed over the past few days that Google are beginning to roll out updates to some of their key elements. For us it keeps appearing and disappearing and only shows under certain user accounts, but it’s definitely getting more frequent. Adwords Adverts The sponsored ads ...

Resolving iPhone Stuck on Black Screen

October 4th, 2013 - Posted by Steve Marks to Miscellaneous, Web Development.
I’ve recently been developing an iOS app using Apple’s Xcode program. After getting it working on the iOS simulator, the next step was to get it provisioned and working on a physical device. I plugged in the iPhone, clicked ‘Run’ and the app did start to load as exp...