Phil Wylie

WordPress developer, Code Club volunteer & Staffs Web Meetup organiser

iWeb Blog Post

A Graduate’s Guide to Applying for Web Development Placements

I had a pleasant time yesterday visiting Staffordshire University. Ian and I went along to represent iWeb. We were there along with representatives from a number of local companies in the web industry. The University had put on a session for second year web students. The aim was to help prepare them for making placement […]

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How to avoid Google’s slow label – benchmarking

This is a post written for the iWeb blog taking a look at a number of website benchmarking tools and services. Useful for pinpointing performance issues which can be improved upon. For a long time Google have advised the web community that site speed is taken into account as a ranking factor. The move to displaying a […]

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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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Launching a WordPress plugin

Plugin Lettering, written with Chalk on Blackboard

This is a post written for the iWeb blog after launching iWeb’s first public WordPress plugin. The snappily named Background Update Notification Email Address plugin is not only iWeb’s first public plugin, but also my first plugin published on the WordPress plugin repository. In the blog post I discuss the problem solved and the process […]

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Making friends with your customers

Chalk drawing - Social media concept

This is a post written for the iWeb blog. I’m told if you can get past the spammy first paragraph (which, believe it or not, I wrote voluntarily) there’s some good stuff in there… The post aims to give the reader a brief overview of corporate social media marketing with an example of both good and […]

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