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Hashing ACF Password Type Fields in WordPress

January 16th, 2014 - Posted by Steve Marks to PHP, Web Development.
The release of version 4 of the Advanced Custom Fields plugin saw the addition of a few new field types. One of these was a type of field called ‘password’. By selecting a field to be of type ‘password’ it would mean that the entered characters would be starred out ...

Resolving Google Map Controls Appearing Squashed

January 9th, 2014 - Posted by Steve Marks to (X)HTML / CSS, Javascript / jQuery, Web Development.
After working on an implementation of a Google Map earlier today, I came across an issue with the controls of the map appearing squashed, almost invisible like so: As you can see, the zoom control for example is barely noticeable. It was the same for other controls on the map, and also the...

Why My WordPress Loop Was a Post Short

January 6th, 2014 - Posted by Steve Marks to PHP, Web Development.
Earlier today I was working on adding a blog to an existing site. This is a pretty standard task and one I’ve done many times in the past. This time it went a bit different than normal however as I got stuck in a situation that I just couldn’t figure out. The Problem I created ...

Buy Essays Online Usa

December 25th, 2013 - Posted by Steve Marks to Web Development.
Hypothesizing isn’t limited to the controlled industry. If Mars has life, then there essay writier should be indirect indicators of its presence on its surface, which buy essays online usa is often identified by surface rovers. It’s more exactly or a sensible device, a reasonab...

How To Use WordPress Functionality From a Bespoke PHP Script

December 20th, 2013 - Posted by Steve Marks to PHP, Web Development.
As a WordPress developer there might come a time when you need to write a bespoke PHP script that sits outside of the WordPress file structure, yet needs to use the standard functionality available from within the CMS. This was exactly the scenario I found myself in recently, whereby a com...

The Cause Of My “‘/.git/index.lock’: File Exists” Error

December 18th, 2013 - Posted by Steve Marks to Software, Web Development.
When working with a new site in git earlier today I kept getting an error popup every few minutes when trying to do such actions as add files to a commit, or perform a rebase. The error read as follows: fatal: Unable to create '/path/to/site/.git/index.lock': File exists. If no other proce...

Proxima Nova TypeKit Font Showing Italic in IE6 – IE8

December 16th, 2013 - Posted by Steve Marks to (X)HTML / CSS, Web Development.
We’ve been using Adobe TypeKit fonts on a few sites recently to enhance the look and feel of the design. As one of these sites neared completion we performed the standard cross-browser testing, and found that one of the fonts we’d used, Proxima Nova, wasn’t appearing quit...

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!...
Creating a Flot Horizontal Bar Chart

Creating a Horizontal Bar Chart With Flot.js

November 26th, 2013 - Posted by Steve Marks to Javascript / jQuery, Web Development.
I’ve been working with the jQuery Flot library quite a bit recently, and have already blogged about some of the problems I’ve had to overcome. This post isn’t necessarily about a problem. More of a ‘How To’ after I struggled to find any documentation or tutori...
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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...