Remembering ‘Why?’

It is said you should start with ‘Why?’ Over the past few weeks I’ve gone through some drastic changes in my life. These events have forced me to stop and evaluate why I do what I do and if it all makes sense. Please bear with me for a moment while I explain. About 2… Continue reading Remembering ‘Why?’

Some days I hate PHP myself

Some days I get why some developers hate on PHP Checking if a string exists in another string $string_found = stristr($text, $original_text); if( $string_found !== FALSE ) { // do stuff } instead of just being able to do $string_found = stristr($text, $original_text); if( $string_found ) { // do stuff } because of the fact… Continue reading Some days I hate PHP myself

A quick guide to some everyday Git commands

When I first started developing code the idea of version control was pretty much unknown, especially in the world of web development. As I progressed through my career and worked at different software companies I learned as much as I could and I’ve now settled into the daily routine of committing, branching, pushing and pulling. While… Continue reading A quick guide to some everyday Git commands

Opening your Divi Header and Footer icons in a new window.

A few weeks ago I released the Atlantic Wave Social Media plugin for Divi. The plugin extends the built in Divi header and footer social media icon set by adding up to 13 additional social media icons. A customer recently asked me how it would be possible to open the social media links in a new… Continue reading Opening your Divi Header and Footer icons in a new window.

Make your Divi Page Builder go large.

FullScreenDiviPageBuilder

I tend to prefer to use the full extent of whatever screen I am on to it’s fullest effect. Typically I have two screens, my 23inch widescreen monitor and my 17inch laptop screen. The monitor is for coding and all coding related things and the laptop screen is for testing in browsers as well as the… Continue reading Make your Divi Page Builder go large.

Setting up a local development environment with Scotch Box

Local Development

Very recently I had the misfortune of being forced to uninstall Ubuntu from my laptop and go back to Windows. I won’t get into the reasons behind this, but the one thing I miss in the Windows environment is my LAMP (Linux/Apache/MySQL/PHP) stack and bash command line. Most web site hosts around the world use… Continue reading Setting up a local development environment with Scotch Box

Building your own Divi Builder Modules

Divi Modules

I’ve recently been spending some time extending modules in the Divi Page Builder. I had a few requests from clients to either make changes to an existing module or create a new module with custom functionality. As always my first port of call was a Google Search. The results, while not abundant, did eventually lead me… Continue reading Building your own Divi Builder Modules

Divi Page Builder Cache

The latest versions of the Divi Page Builder includes very smart caching. This can sometimes lead to problems where users find they can’t add or delete rows or modules or use custom modules. Disclaimer: I’ve only really experienced this issue when developing module customisations. So this may not work for your specific Page Builder caching… Continue reading Divi Page Builder Cache