Earlier this year I was asked to set up an email newsletter template. While not necessarily appropriate for the task in hand, someone did recommend using Mail Jet Markup Language (MJML). On a more recent assignment I had to create an campaign email from scratch and as there were no specifications for how this should be done, I decided to give MJML a go.
I have experienced issues either directly or indirectly with organisations that use Amazon's Simple Email Service.
After some investigation my plesk based mail server uses grey listing to cut down on spam emails. One consequence of this is if it does not recognise the mail server it will grey list it, essentially delaying the delivery of the said email. Eventually it will deliver it but chances are any token attached will have long expired.
Yesterday, May 1st 2019, Drupal announced the latest stable iteration to their open source CMS Drupal 8.7.0. There were a number of announcements including
As a Mac user I do not usually worry about things like drivers, but recently I took an interest after experiencing issues with my discrete graphic card.
With the latest release from Drupal also including the latest security fixes, it was time to update again. One issue that experienced Drupal developers are probably quite used to by now are the continual stream of security advisories that need to be addressed, especially if you are managing a site that also includes peoples data. This means regularly maintaining your site to ensure it is kept up to date and secure.
In todays online world, the digital landscape has changed much since the early inception of the web. Since the dot com boom in the early 90's we have seen companies online strategies evolve aswell.
Do you have a need for finding out what is taking up all the room on your server? Do you want to figure out what is eating up all your disk space. Of course there are different ways of doing this, for example the ls command. e.g
will lists all the files in your directory and where applicable gives you a nice list of the files and directories. It will even show you the size of the files. e.g. if I want to list the following folder:
I have been working as a Web Developer since 2001. Until a couple of years ago I have worked as a contractor in a number of roles thanks in part to the army of Recruitment Consultants who are registered on the job boards gaining access and to my credentials and matching me with possible opportunities, arranging interviews and setting up contracts and of course making sure you get paid for the work that you do.
I get asked alot these days about Agile. Everyone seems to be doing it!
I was recently asked to put together a short presentation about various Agile methodologies and look at the benefits and challenges when applied to web development today.
For those interested I thought I would share my presentation here.
Ever seen these kind of job roles advertised after doing a search for html developer?
Thought I would share this free online tool I stumbled on that helps you generate your own word cloud.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words so heres one that I created:
Heres a link to wordcloud's gallery. Why not create you own and share your work here.
If you have an iOS device and you like to shuffle their Music collection, then you may be wondering "where did the shuffle option go?". Well it turns out that this feature still exists but activating it can be a bit hard to find.
How the Music App Makes You Shuffle Songs Now
Now, in order to shuffle your whole library of songs, you have to actually select a song to begin with. Then, you have to hit the small Now Playing bar at the bottom, and make sure the Shuffle icon is selected.