A bit about me:

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Howdy! I'm James, a website developer from Nottingham who loves all things web. When I'm not in web developer mode I enjoy writing on my blog, gaming and going on Netflix TV series binges.

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Controlling www or no www in .htaccess

When you go to punch in a URL in your browsers address bar, you may add the www. or be lazy and just put in thedomain.com, sometimes you can use both and sometimes one of the two redirects to the other version of the address. For example if you type in james-blogs.com in your URL address bar the www. suddenly is added on, why? This is because for SEO purposes it is important that you have one constant varitation while redirecting the both to chosen variation in my case I make the www. appear as I think it looks better with blog and domains with a dash in them. Read more to find out why this is important

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IE6 Browser Warning Message

Recently I’ve been talking about Internet Explorer 6 and how support for it is slowly dropping, and soon we will see it disappear for good, but there are still people that use this browser, whether it by choice or that they are forced to, you have to keep in mind that people will view your site in Internet Explorer 6, but these days it is very hard to get modern CSS 2.1 websites to display 100% in Internet Explorer 6 without hacking your code to hell and back. This small addition to your webpage will display an IE6 specific message to any IE6 user.

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That smiley face on your WordPress Footer?

Recently I saw a unexpected visitor suddenly appearing on my footer. A unusual guest named smiley, yes really! As I was doing a regular check on browsershots.org to see how my website was displaying in all the main browsers I noticed a random gap after the footer with a small smiley face in the bottom left corner and sure enough I saw it for myself when I checked it out in my internet browser. What was causing the uninivited guest to appear? Read on to find our the cause of this weirdness!

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Margin and Padding Shorthand

One of the most common attributes in CSS are margin and padding, while there use isn’t that big it certainly helps a website’s content look clean and spaced out. Margins create certain amounts of spacing between almost anything on a webpage and can be used to seperate divs. Padding of course is most commonly used to space out divs, paragraphs and general content so everything isn’t jumbled up and wrap up within each other so it is clear to the reader. In this CSS trick you’ll learn how you can save time by using shorthand with your margins and padding.

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Are you destroying your work productivity?

So I’ve very nearly finished my first year of Sixth Form, and I’ve done alot of work over the year, but as the 6 weeks holidays approach I looked back on what points I should of been working when in fact I was distracted by various things on my computer or elsewhere, kind of inspired me to create a post on how you could be destroying your work productivity. So take a step back, sit down in that nice comfy chair over there and let Dr James tell you common methods that we are all doing to bring down our work productivity, possibly without even knowing it at all.

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