Lessons Learned Going Offline with HTML5 – Viewfinder Design

I recently built a simple web-based CRM tool only to run into a problem: my users didn’t have internet access all the time, so couldn’t reach it when on the road. Primary use was going to be on phones and tablets, so I could have built a native app, but with both Android and iOS […]

About – Viewfinder Design

This is a free web resource designed primarily to cater for users of the popular WordPress blogging software. Most of the software, templates, tips and solutions were created personally by the site’s owner (see below). It is by no means a complete resource, with new things being added as and when time allows. Comments and […]

WordPress 2.0 is Out – Viewfinder Design

It was dropped in the middle of the holiday season when we’re all too merry and some of us actually spend a few days hours away from a computer, so you could be forgiven for not noticing the release of WordPress 2.0. It’s supposedly more of a back-end update, and a lot of work has […]

A Little Home Automation – Viewfinder Design

I’ve mentioned elsewhere that I have a lamp timer and was finding it frustrating to have to manually change the on/off times throughout the year as the length of the day changes. One option I suggested using a computer to to give more flexibility and control. Well I’ve been running with a setup that does […]

Tiger Roars Again – Viewfinder Design

Now, having just migrated one of my sites that uses the Tiger Admin plugin I can tell you that WordPress 2.0 borks that right up.  A quick trip over to the author’s site, however, reveals that he already has a WP2.0 version available.  Talk about not hanging around.

Viewfinder Design – A free web resource

I was lucky enough to receive a Nexus 7 as a Christmas present, so having had it for a few months I thought it worth a quick write-up. I wrote a while ago that I didn’t think 7″ tablets were worth it, and for a while I wasn’t interested in them. I owned an iPad […]

Second-Hand PCs Offer Great Savings – Viewfinder Design

I’ve normally buy computers brand new, but at work I’ve found a great source of cheap computers that do the job at knock-down prices: eBay. Businesses are always looking to save money, but most couldn’t cope without their computers. In our case they’re largely used as thin clients, along with running a web browser, perhaps […]

Structured Blogging – Viewfinder Design

I’ve been reading some of the stuff over at Structured Blogging and it sounds intriguing. I’ve downloaded their plugin and am going to have a little play with it (not quite here, yet). This site uses specialist handling hardcoded into the pages to change the look of the posts depending on which category they’re in […]

About – Viewfinder Design

This is a free web resource designed primarily to cater for users of the popular WordPress blogging software. Most of the software, templates, tips and solutions were created personally by the site’s owner (see below). It is by no means a complete resource, with new things being added as and when time allows. Comments and […]

WordPress Backups

7th Jan 2007 Something most people are guilty of is not backing up their blogs often enough, relying on their web host’s backups to save them in the event of catastrophe. This generally isn’t a good idea, I’ve seen numerous reports where people thought their data was backed up properly only for their host to […]