I’ve recently had figure out an issue with the Restrict by IP Module for Drupal 6.x – (restrict_by_ip 6.x-3.x-dev). After a lot of investigation I discovered that the login issue related to how the module deals with the CIDR representation of a single IP address.
Back in January I started to deliver a module on Web Design for first year computing students in IT Sligo. The B.Sc in Computing has streams for Software Development, Systems, Web Development and Gaming.
My aim for delivery of the 12 weeks was to try to give students a realistic view of the web design process – using examples and anecdotes from my day job at Electric Mill wherever possible. Read more
A few trends that I have noticed recently with regard to WordPress development.
- WordPress hosting providers offering services to niches – the latest one released is CampusPress for the hosting of Education based sites. While there are many offerings for high trafficked WordPress sites – the trend is now to specific verticals.
- Lots of blog posts on the postitives of using WordPress as a Web application framework – some of the functionality that quickly springs to mind are things like user and media management.
I’ve been helping out with the organisation of the local chapter of Open Coffee Sligo for the last few years. It’s been a fun event to be involved in – and I’ve got to meet lots of people from different business backgrounds.
The most interesting and well-attended sessions that we’ve organised have always been associated with online. So this thursday, 3rd October – the session is oriented around ecommerce and online shopping.
Over the past few days I’ve been torn a little bit away from the comfort zone of web development activities and have been thinking a lot about the Social media session at Open Coffee Sligo next thursday.
12 months ago at our inaugural get together – we had a great talk from Johnny Beirne of Downloadmusic.ie on how to use online channels to forward your goals for sales, customer engagement and so on.
Business Innovation Centre, Institute of Technology, Sligo.