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Securing WordPress

Google and Security Why is it time to be securing wordpress? Google is now ranking sites lower which don’t use HTTPS to secure their sites, and that includes sites that don’t handle sensitive data. Which could mean less traffic to your site! Additionally some customers at Development Matters have been alarmed that their wordpress websites […]

Wordpress to UTF-8

MySQL changing WordPress to UTF-8

Preface to changing WordPress to UTF-8 Recently a WordPress database was changed to UTF-8. Changing the database character encoding was easy.  However, the content of the database now showed strange and erroneous characters. The Patch To repair this, the following SQL code (bellow) was made to fix the wrong characters.  It uses regular expression to replace the […]

Oliver Han

Website: Oliver Han Music

It comes with great pleasure to announce another completed website. This time for Oliver Han. Oliver who is an excellent singer songwriter musician from Thailand based in London.  Oliver Han’s music has a dreamy acoustic vibe and is great relaxation music. The website which can be found at here. The Design The brief for the […]

La Bermudez – Un Pajarito Me Dijo

A close friend of DevMatters, and a great singer/actress: Paty Bermudez, has recently released a music video “Un Pajarito Me Dijo“. It goes without saying you should watch the video and listen to her wonderful voice! The Video “Un Pajarito Me Dijo“ The title: Un Pajarito Me Dijo which in English is: “A little birdy told […]

Vertically Align on Variable Height objects

Vertically Align the Navigation… Recently a client requested a change in their company portfolio navigation.  I thought on the outset this would be easy. However, it wasn’t quite easy as I had hoped. To cover the background: the site is a wordpress site, the portfolio is part of the proprietary theme, using a proprietary function to […]

Blog – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

As a courtesy I was invited to help with input on a university fashion student shoot of fairies in the forest “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” themed shoot.  I have to give a mention to the students who were great at executing their costumes, enthusiastic about the photoshoot and the sequence of photos they were trying to […]

BLOG- Pancha Contreras Intro Video

While in Mexico City as part of the film crew working on the Pancha Contreras Pilot, we were set to film the intro sequence to the TV show in the Medellin Market and while this is the Pancha Contreras Intro Video I call this series the Pancha Contreras Music Video I was very pleased to work […]

Blog – Monona Photoshoot ft. Paty Bermudez

I was approached to do a Monona Photoshoot which was a first in terms of working on a fashion based studio work.   I had various flaws in my set-up from poor lighting, little to no models and obviously no experience.   After various static shots and no lighting I had to go out and buy […]

Hiding User windows 7

Howto: hiding account from login screen (Windows 7)

Recently, we upgraded the PCs in the office, our machines which are running Windows 7, with standard login kiosk displays all users on the system. This is including local admin account.  As a potential security risk and an annoyance to the staff, I was request to remove the admin account and hiding accounts that weren’t […]

One Holyrood B&B

One Holyrood B&B

We recently redesigned the site for One Holyrood B&B (a guest house in Newport Isle of Wight). The project involved both a design interface improvement while also augmenting SEO capabilities and generating a CMS back-end for the staff at the B&B to manage the content. So far the site has had increased traffic and more […]