internets, web dev, WordPress

Wedding florist Devon

Just a quick post about a website I helped on for With a flourish, a wedding florist in Devon. I do really like the site and it seems to fit the company really well, plus they are such a great team to work with.

wedding florist devon

Please do take a look and share the site and the company.


RARE 5km &10km running event

Love the idea of running around Rutherford Appleton Laboratory with all their lasers.

Rutherford appleton running event

Take a look over at Barnes Fitness for more info including the course etc…

The below is taken from their site:

Barnes Fitness are pleased to be present the inaugural Rutherford Appleton Running Event (RARE) which provides you with an opportunity to run around one of the UK’s largest scientific research facilities – Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Harwell Oxford, Didcot, OX11 0QX.

You will be running past the world’s most intense laser that is hotter than the sun, the Diamond Light Source which is one of the world’s most powerful microscopes and the ISIS pulsed neutron and muon source which studies substances at an atomic level, on roads which are usually out of bounds to the general public.

Places are strictly limited for this event so enter soon.
Online entry will close at midnight on Friday 19 September, no exceptions and no entry on the day.


1.5km Family Fun Run – 10:30am START – FREE entry on the day

5km/10km – 11am START

This unique event includes:

– trophies for the various race winners
– a medal for all finishers
– a spectator-friendly course with a large finish area with refreshment stalls and – best of all bragging rights over your running mates.

ENTRY FEES (no on-line processing fees):

10km – £10.00
5km – £5.00


10km – 15 years on race day
5km – 5 years on race day, all under 11′s must be accompanied by an adult


design, internets, Random

Reversible USB cable on new iPhone

It appears that Apple maybe be getting ahead of the game again and pre-empting the new reversible USB standard with its own cable.

As the Lightning cable already has the benefit of being plugged in in any orientation, this should stop me damaging both ends now :) You can also see the patent has been filled too.

And it seems some boxed cables ready for September 9th, the rumoured reveal date of the 5.5-inch and 4.7-inch iPhone 6 models.

Guess we need to see if these are real or not.


Font Awesome

font awesome wordpressCame across 2 WordPress sites today that both had a few plugins installed to enable Font Awesome on their sites.

Much easier and better for your site to set font awesome WordPress up in your functions.php file:

add_action( 'wp_enqueue_scripts', 'prefix_enqueue_awesome' );

function prefix_enqueue_awesome() {
    wp_enqueue_style( 'prefix-font-awesome', '//', array(), '4.0.3' );

All you need to do next is add the icons you need. Take a look over at Font Awesome for a few hundred icons.

Even do some great spinning icons :)



For when those WordPress plugins don’t seem to play well with your theme. WordPress htaccess caching.

<IfModule mod_expires.c>
ExpiresActive On
ExpiresByType image/jpg "access 1 year"
ExpiresByType image/jpeg "access 1 year"
ExpiresByType image/gif "access 1 year"
ExpiresByType image/png "access 1 year"
ExpiresByType text/css "access 1 month"
ExpiresByType application/pdf "access 1 month"
ExpiresByType text/x-javascript "access 1 month"
ExpiresByType application/x-shockwave-flash "access 1 month"
ExpiresByType image/x-icon "access 1 year"
ExpiresDefault "access 2 days"

Edit the caching periods as you need. Now although this can have a big impact on page load speed, remember than often the page insights at Google will still tell you to implement caching, if you look at the results you will normally see that this will be for external files, you do not need to worry about these, at least I don’t :)

I also use Max CDN where possible, well worth the small monthly cost.