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Billing small time increments

August 15th, 2013

It's generally a good idea to get clients onto a monthly retainer This will help your business cashflow and gives your client some support hours that you can plan your work around. That's not always possible...

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My dad

June 16th, 2013

Today is Father's Day here in the UK. I'm blessed to still have my dad around, even if he lives on the other side of the planet. I'm so grateful for the developers of Skype as it means I get to see him and...

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Multi-lingual ExpressionEngine (practical)

April 11th, 2013

Last year at EECI in Leiden, I discussed approaches to multi-lingual sites in ExpressionEngine. In March I got the opportunity to work with my pal Andy at Stuff and Nonsense to make his client, Emyr Evans,...

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To click, or to hover

April 9th, 2013

The sub sections of a main menu should only appear on click...discuss. Lately I've been experimenting build methods for a monster navigation menu (we're talking 5 levels deep, content heavy). Obviously with...

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Documenting ExpressionEngine

April 8th, 2013

A simple method for documenting ExpressionEngine. We keep this Markdown file in the root directory of our project https://gist.github.com/1stevengrant/5290945 ...

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If bars operated like Ryanair

April 4th, 2013

OK, so my last posts have been alcohol related but I think both serve the purpose. I don't like Ryanair - thankfully when I've had to fly in recent years I've not needed to use them. Nevertheless, this post is...

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No males allowed

March 26th, 2013

In my humble opinion, female only workshops etc do little for our industry. Of late there has been much discussion about sexism and conference offence in the web community. I can imagine the outcry if someone...

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