Yesterday evening saw the launch of the new Chefs Jobs UK website which Pixel Junction have been building over the last couple of months. It is always a nervous time when the old site is removed and the new site goes from the staging/development environment to the live server.
Thankfully the transition passed over without problems, in fact using WordPress seems to help make this transition smoother! Take a look at the Chefs Jobs Site below and let me know what you think. It uses a number of WordPress customisations including the very popular and excellent Gravity Forms plugin to apply for jobs on the site.
Visit the Chefs Jobs UK website at http://www.chefsjobsuk.co.uk
Being a freelance WordPress/Web Developer obviously I need to invoice my clients, which for a while was giving me a headache. That is until I came up with a WordPress solution, in the form of a theme, to solve the problem. This post outlines how I built a WordPress theme to use for invoicing my clients, allowing me to keep all my invoices in the one place, easily accessible.
This is a really good little script that you can use particularly if you have a development environment of WordPress. It creates a database and downloads the latest version of WordPress for you so all you have to do is install it.
I have spent all yesterday moving my MacBook Pro computer over to my Mac Mini for reasons which I won’t bore you with at the moment. The main issue I had was that I did not want to use the Time Machine backup as I wanted a clean install of the OS.
During the process I found that Time Machine info is stored on your Time Capsule as a disc image and therefore this image can easily be copied to another drive. So that is what I have done. I have my old Time Machine backup on another USB drive and then Mac Mini can use the Time Capsule for backups. I copied all my files over the local Wireless network as well as just syncing most of them with dropbox.
It all took a long time but it was very easy. Most of it was waiting for files to copy over. Looking forward to WiFi speeds getting faster for data transfer as well as technologies like Apple’s Thunderbolt and USB 3.0.
The popular music site Spotify yesterday announced a change in their plans. They are going to be restricting the use of Spotify Open (or their free accounts). This is a little disappointing for someone like me who has just got into the service and started to enjoy it, however I guess they are thinking that too many are using the service with little gain from themselves.
I do wonder whether this will backfire however, as I don’t know anyone that pays for their premium service, for a monthly fee to get unlimited and ad free usage. It may end up not many using it at all.
Looks like a promising little tool for providing placeholder images when designing and building web pages.
Had to laugh when I found a link to this today. Great April Fools day gag! The bloke in the short doing the gestures gives it away – comedy!!