Create a 404 page with editable content in WordPress

In most cases default content on a 404 page is all that would ever be needed, in a default 404.php it would look some thing like this: <div class="page-content"> <p><?php _e( 'It looks like nothing was found at this location. Maybe try a search?', 'your-textdomain' ); ?></p> <?php get_search_form(); ?> </div> However, occasionally there is... Continue Reading →


New Adventures in Web Design 2019

One of the things I really like about working at Human Made is that, if you attend a conference you are expecting to do a write up of it to share with the rest of the company. I like this because it forces me to research the day, see what others write, and pull out... Continue Reading →

Learning React

Each year, I make the decision to learn something new or extend my knowledge base on a specific subject related to the world of Web Development. In the past I've focussed on topics directly relating to WordPress, and looked at things like how to use the WordPress API or the WP Command Line Interface (CLI).... Continue Reading →

Specificity and why its !important

I don't often share internal training notes, but this is one I'm especially proud of. Mostly because I found a way to tie in Lego Star Wars 🙂 The Scenario Each Friday the office all have bacon butties, which is an incredibly nice gesture, during that time we often do some internal training across all... Continue Reading →

A Web Community

Yesterday I was witness to something very special indeed… I went to UpFront Conf in Manchester, and while it was utterly awesome in its own right, there was one very specific highlight that surpasses anything I’ve ever seen at a conference before. And that was Eric Meyer’s video address to the conference at the end... Continue Reading →

Using CSS GRID with Magento 2 Layouts

Building a bespoke CSS framework compatible with Magento 2, with fallbacks to the Snowdog Blank SASS theme has been an exciting challenge. Mostly because I've had the opportunity to play with some of the new features coming through in CSS. Possibly the most important of those new features is GRID CSS (now with added browser... Continue Reading →

Using Frontools out of the Box

As I'm sure many of you are aware, I do much more than just WordPress development these days. I now also work with Magento 2 doing frontend development for Fisheye Webdesign. As part of the development process it is important to understand the set of frontend tools used to compile SASS and create the necessary... Continue Reading →

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