Phil Wylie

WordPress developer, Code Club volunteer & Staffs Web Meetup organiser

Phil Wylie

Can you point me in the right direction?

I provide web development and associated services to a small number of clients I’ve picked up over the years. This post is based on my humble experience freelancing and is aimed at those who, like me, are providing a service on a small scale. Every so often I receive a question from a past client. […]

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A skewed perception of value

WordPress makes it easy to put a website together but it doesn’t necessarily make web development easy. For many, WordPress works out-of-the-box and with the vast ecosystem of both free and low-cost plugins, beginners can patch together a reasonable website packing serious functionality within a short space of time, with minimal upfront cost. The mission […]

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findmyfood are on the road to Smoke Stop

Something a little different for my blog… I’ve written a few pieces for findmyfood over the years, mainly sharing my more successful home cooking attempts. This post is my first-ever attempt at an in-depth food review. Written following a visit to a newly opened restaurant in Shrewsbury. Walking into the restaurant we passed an impressive BBQ […]

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The amount of code is far far less, hence its name!

This is a post written for the iWeb blog battling the misconception that Less is “just another thing invented to make something that was once simple more complex… technical developers like to attempt to solve problems that don’t really exist”. The post looks at why CSS preprocessors are useful and includes a quick write-up of […]

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WP Contributor Day, Manchester

I spent my Saturday at the first WP Contributor Day. Sold as “An one day event where anyone & everyone contributes to WordPress”. The event, held at TechHub, Manchester was setup and organised by Jenny Wong following a discussion at WordCamp London 2013. Often, knowing where to start is a challenge. And WordPress is no […]

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