My big fat ambitious ‘bucket list’

“Anyone motivated to be successful—to really make an impact with your life—has a list of things they want to do.” – thrillingheroics.com My constantly changing list of goals to accomplish before I kick it are … Personal Goals Paragliding license Private pilots license Commercial pilots license Fly for a living for at least year Move to […]


Building a JavaScript Toggle Button using jQuery

Not that there aren’t enough examples & implementations of javascript toggle buttons on Google, here’s another to add to the collection. This plugins main features / capabilities are: Cross browser compatible As accessible & screen reader friendly as possible Light-weight & easy to use Works with both image sprites & regular HTML buttons Single & […]


EU Cookie Law: UK Government ‘break’ the law they imposed

Following on from my last article on The EU Cookie Law, I decided to check and see whether the government had updated its sites to adhere to the new law it imposed in May 2011. Number 10 Downing Street No request to send me cookies. Looks like their using Google Analytics though! Website: www.number10.gov.uk Direct.gov.uk […]


The EU Cookie Law: Problematic to say the least

Today I was posed the question, by a prospective new client, of whether their new web site would breach the May 2011 UK cookie law. Although aware of the new law, I will admit I had not yet looked at the actual legislative requirements, lets take a look. Where are cookies used? Cookies are used […]


Quick fix for the ‘Deprecated: Function eregi() is deprecated ‘ issue / error with phpThumb and PHP 5.3+

I recently upgraded a production server to PHP 5.3.6 from a much earlier 5.2.x build and noticed that the process had killed all instances of phpThumb on the server due to the deprecation of the functions ‘eregi’, ‘ereg’, ‘split’ & ‘eregi_replace’. See:- http://php.net/manual/en/migration53.deprecated.php for a full list of functions deprecated since PHP 5.3.0. The messages […]