David Slack - Web developer

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About David Slack - Web developer

Hi, My name is David Slack and I'm a Web Developer. I've been creating, updating, designing and developing websites for over 15 years and I'm using this website to show what I'm up to at the moment.

I'm going to add some bits that are useful to me to the site and some of it may be helpful to others so have a look through the Information section to see if there is any useful stuff. Also, if you have anything that might be useful to me (or others) don't hesitate to contact me or leave a comment on the relevant page.

Arm & Eye site live

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The Arm & Eye site has been live for a while now but I'm still working on the Blog section as they didn't just want a 'normal' blog. Should be finished in the next few weeks

Right tools for the job

Here is a list of usefull tools I use for creating websites

Documenting the Mundane

Documenting the Mundane is a side scrolling website made with a bespoke CMS. The CMS is created using PHP and has no database with it. 

Pathauto

Pathauto is a module to make your website use the page title instead of the node name for the URL.

For example, you could have www.example.com/node/3 or www.example.com/content/about-us . What is more descriptive of the content the page contains? Drupal has tools built in to change the URL on each page but wouldn't it be easier for you and you client if this was automatic?

Enter Pathauto, you can now create page and not worry about the URL.

W3C

The site validated fine

Valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional

Valid CSS!

cPanel and WHM

cPanel and WHM is the industry leader for turning standalone servers into a fully automated point-and-click hosting platform. It's a fully webbrowser based front end for your server.

Once you have installed centOS and have SSH access you can install cPanel with WHM and and that is it, your server is ready to use. 

Follow this guide to install

OR

To begin your installation, use the following commands:

Creating a website

Creating a website is fraught with problems! Whether your a salesman, Graphic Designer, programmer or whatever there are many things you know and many you don't (you don't know you don't know them until you find you don't know).

Here are my musings on what to do. There are other ways and bits I've missed so feel free to comment and let me know

29 North

The 29North website was designed using Fireworks and Illustrator and created using php and mySQL.

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There are lots of developers out there with varying degrees of experience and expertise, some mid level, some junior and some senior. Some...
First thoughts are Symfony is ace!Only been using Symfony for 1 project but the amount of coding it has saved has been worth the time spent...
The Lost and Found website was built by myself (David Slack) and designed by Arm & Eye.The site was created to promote a bar and...

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Wednesday, 2 August, 2017 - 06:56
There are lots of developers out there with varying degrees of experience and expertise, some mid level, some junior and some senior. Some developers...
Tuesday, 5 March, 2013 - 09:49
First thoughts are Symfony is ace!Only been using Symfony for 1 project but the amount of coding it has saved has been worth the time spent learning...
Monday, 3 December, 2012 - 10:07
As a web developer and web designer I need to take into account everything on a site from SEO, marketing, usability across devices, the look and feel...

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