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Magento – only show categories containing products in main navigation

I was speaking to a client in Bristol who needed a freelance Magento developer to make some changes to their site. Top of the list was to modify the main navigation so that a category would only show if it … Continue reading

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Detecting screen orientation changes in iPhones and iPads

I’ve been working on a freelance web development job for a customer in Bath, and one of the requirements was for the site to be specifically tested on iOS devices such as iPhones and iPads. The site used a lot … Continue reading

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Overloading functions in WordPress child themes

I was doing a quick freelance WordPress development job for a publishing company based in Cheltenham today, having to modify an existing theme to better fit their design goals. Because the theme was quite complex and included a large amount … Continue reading

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Getting the “right” CMS from your web designer

One of the questions we get asked time and time again by our web design clients is “what is the best Content Management System?” There’s a short answer to that – there isn’t one. All Content Management Systems have their … Continue reading

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Calling Web Designers – use letter-spacing with care when tightening up your visuals!

Over the last few weeks I’ve been working on a number of freelance web development projects for clients in Bath and Bristol and I’ve started to notice a rather strange new trend. Typically I receive the visuals for the web design … Continue reading

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New website completed for Bath property renovation experts

We’ve just completed a new website for a builder based in Bath. ST Building are a competitively priced, friendly and professional building company who have built an enviable reputation through word of mouth recommendations from their many happy customers. But as … Continue reading

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Namespacing CSS to avoid conflicts with existing styles…

I’ve just finished a quick freelance web development job for a direct marketing agency based near Bath, which was a little bit unusual. The job was to convert some designs from .PSDs into HTML. Nothing new there, we’ve been providing … Continue reading

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Micro CMSes like PageLime, CushyCMS and Perch are nice, but limited…

I’ve just finished a rapid Freelance web development job for an old client, a design agency in Wiltshire. The requirement was pretty straightforward, convert their Indesign layouts into templates that would work with their micro-CMS of choice, PageLime. From a … Continue reading

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Easy Search Engine Optimisation tip for Magento stores

Google isn’t a big fan of your website making it work hard, and as with many dynamic websites, Magento can create a labyrinth of urls with complex querystrings – none of which lead to unique content. Which may mean you … Continue reading

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Creating multi column layouts in WordPress

Here at Sweet-Apple we’re frequently being asked by web design agencies in and around Bath to develop web sites for them on a freelance basis. This is a good thing. We like it. We’re also keen to take their Photoshop … Continue reading

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