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Some post of work , code snippets and useful information for web design development.

Magento Abandoned Cart Email Products List Not Showing

Recently , we set up Ebizmarts Magento Abandoned Cart Recovery for a client. This system uses the excellent  Mandrill email services now part of MailChimp. This system sends out an email with the contents of a customers shopping cart, assuming…

Magento Delete All Tables Prefixed With ‘wp_’

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Ever installed Magento using a one click installer and forgot to remove the "wp_" prefix ? Simple to remove your tables ? Nope ! pesky Foreign Key Constraints ! Try this code in your favourite MySql program. Please note running the resulting…

Highlight Current Post Category In WordPress Categories Widget Using jQuery PHP

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This simple snippet of PHP code will apply the 'current-cat' class to any categories in the Wordpress categories widget that the current post resides in. Add this code to your single.php template file in your current template. Make sure you…

WordPress Spam BuddyPress Easy MySQL Spam Filter Query

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Wordpress spam sign ups are a real pain. If you need to do some work on the database to do a mass clean-up of spam users. I created this little MySql query which basically counts the number of full-stops or dots in an email address. Having recently…
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Mr Men Fun

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Not that I have much free time being a freelance self-employed website developer but in my infrequent spare time and when the inspiration gets me I like to draw Mr. Men. Yes thats right.... For a lot of people my age these are one of the earliest…

WordPress Contact Form 7 – Override CSS

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This is a tricky one and should be a lot easier than it seems to be. First you need to add a snippet of code to your functions.php file in your active theme. To disable the contact form 7 style and stop it being appended to your page and…

Cheshire Kitchens & Bathrooms – New Website For Bathroom Company

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New website for Cheshire Kitchens and Bathrooms. Based in Macclesfield Cheshire , they supply and fit quality kitchens, bathrooms and wet-rooms throughout the North West. Have a look at the new website for bathroom company. Website : w…

How to override the default wordpress gallery embedded css styles in WP.

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We all know how good Wordpress is as blog and decent level CMS system. One of the annoying traits of the gallery script in Wordpress is that it embeds a <style> tag in your page overriding all your CSS styles for the gallery. Making…

Magento Code Snippets – Get Base Url In Phtml File

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As a Magento Developer some of the things I always forget and have to look up. Get the base URL of your magento install within a .phtml template file. Nice and easy : <?php $baseUrl = Mage::getBaseUrl(); ?>  

A PHP Array Of Countries And ISO3166 Codes

Here is a handy list you can copy and paste with all countries and thier two letter iso 3661 codes, used by most payment processors as the company identification codes. Ideal for building drop down lists or tables. PHP Code: $countiresArray[]…

Singer to the stars – Andy Powell Singer and Entertainer

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Now Live : Andy Powell Entertainer swing and soul singers website. Andy is a regular host and singer at Manchester United corporate events. He has so impressed in this field the Sir Alex Ferguson recently booked Andy Powell for his private…
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Andrews of Tideswell – Website Redesign.

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A fantastic opportunity to re-develop the andrews-of-tideswell.co.uk website. Initially designed in 1997 the website was due for an update. SK23 Design have been selected to redesign the whole site and bring it up to date. The new site will…

The Argyle Care Home Buxton

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The Argyle care home in Buxton has commissioned SK23 Design to redesign their exiting websites for The Argyle and Welbycroft care homes. The Argyle is situated with stunning views out over the Pavillion gardens in Buxton and Welbycroft is situated…

Lyme Solar and Renewables Choose SK23

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We are pleased to be developing the new Lyme Solar and Renewables website. Already established as a federation of master builders company Lyme Design & Build are expanding into the solar energy market. Check back for our progress. If you…

Chapel Vision site goes live.

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Chapel Vision is an independent group of Chapel Parish residents working with the local authority to improve local amenities. The approached SK23 Design to create a new website for them and we were please to be working with such a well respected…

Rubicon Watch Company.

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We are producing an e-commerce platform for The Rubicon Watch Company. Rubicon Watch Company have been trading for over 30 years in the watch industry, and have now decided to go online. Future updates will be to integrate into their existing…

Bluefish Group website make over.

The Bluefish Group are a building and plumbing firm operating in France. Originally based in Macclesfield they now offer quality building work in France to locals and the large ex-pat community out there. Bluefish Group offer complete project…

New website for Steady Hands Photography

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We are delighted to be working with Steady Hands Photography on his new website. Steady Hands cover most of the big trials bike events in the country producing images for the leading magazines. His work is excellent as you will see from his…

Could this be the best job ever

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Designing websites is fun, especially when the subject matter is CAKE! A chance meeting at a party and the conversation moved on to work. The lovely ladies that provided the cupcakes for the party were saying they just couldnt find someone…