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News & Updates
Some brief information about the projects I am currently (or have most recently been) working on.
Fast Edit v1 hits 10,000 downloads | 20th Dec 18
I'm happy to report that Fast Edit v1.0 has reached the 10,000 downloads milestone. Not bad for a small-scale personal project. Merry Christmas!
Fast Logs admin search added | 19th Dec 18
A new search feature (scanning titles and descriptions) has been added to Fast Logs' admin panel to help users more easily find entries for editing.
Fast Cal admin search added | 12th Dec 18
A new search feature (scanning titles and descriptions) has been added to Fast Cal's admin panel to help users more easily find entries for editing.
Fast Feed admin search added | 6th Dec 18
A new search feature (scanning titles and descriptions) has been added to Fast Feed's admin panel to help users more easily find entries for editing.
RWD CSS3 Blinds Effect Slideshow | 28th Nov 18
I revisited my CSS3 slideshow with blinds effect (like the one in WOW Slider), to make a version using the img element instead of background-images.
Pop-up Text Message with Effects | 19th Nov 18
A responsive, modal text popup in semi-transparent overlay, with zooming, fading, sweeping or dropping effect, thanks to CSS3 keyframe animations.
Fast Cal multiple bug fixes release | 24th Oct 18
A number of fixes have been made to Fast Cal; Placeholder text now removed, tabindex fixes, and corrected internal/ external domain recognition for URLs.
Blog: Log and block email spam IPs | 29th Aug 18
Read my latest entry in the blog; Using PHP to log spammer IPs in order to block them from further attacks on the mail server with .htaccess.
HMS Testimonials updated | 17th Aug 18
It looks like business is booming (or should that be "blooming"?) for HMS Garden Design. Customer testimonals received, and content duly updated.
RWD CSS3 Blinds Effect Slideshow | 7th Aug 18
A CSS3 slideshow with blinds effect (like the one in WOW Slider), powered by a few lines of JS. Stacked media queries serve smaller images to mobile.
Fast Log entries per page setting | 11th Jul 18
You can now set a different number of logs per page in the front-end of the website than logs per page that are visible together in the admin panel.
Blog: AJAX & PHP 5-Star Rating | 16th May 18
Read my latest entry in the blog; A 5-star rating system that saves votes to a text file, while AJAX displays average and total votes in real time.
Fast Cal 'copy event' feature added | 30th Apr 18
Got an event that spans several days? Fast Cal's new "copy event" feature allows you to choose a range of dates to quickly duplicate an event to.
Old photos, trophies, and memories | 12th Apr 18
Been sorting old b/w photos, diaries, and registers, to build a new Alumni area. Ex-students include Def Leppard's drummer and England football captain!
Blog: Defer videos until scrolled-to | 21st Mar 18
Read my latest entry in the blog; Defer the loading of YouTube embeds until they're scrolled-to. Simple lazy-loading videos to make web pages load faster.
MySQL to MySQLi code rewrites | 5th Mar 18
During the snowy weather, I've been making long-overdue MySQLi code updates to some old database systems, ready for an anticipated PHP upgrade.
Blog: 'Tab-to' multi-level menus | 1st Feb 18
Read my latest entry in the blog; Don't lose :focus! This script adds keyboard 'tab-to' support to CSS-only multi-level menus, for improved accessibility.
Pixlr online image editor training | 24th Jan 18
Spent the afternoon in an image editing training session with Ashgate Croft School. Pixlr editor makes a fab training tool for folks deciding to buy Photoshop.
Fast Warn WYSIWYG editor update | 9th Jan 18
Fast Warn has been updated with the latest version of TinyMCE 3.x (v3.5.12). Grab a copy to benefit from browser compatibility fixes in the entry editor.
Hacked Joomla! website woes | 2nd Jan 18
The first day back after Christmas, and I'm dealing with a hacked Joomla! website. Is this what people mean when they talk about a "New Year detox"?