Loss in the digital age

Twitter confirmed tonight that its subsidiary video app service Vine will be shut down in the coming months, with the company’s struggles in maintaining revenues and growing its main platform perhaps being at fault for axing what’s become a diminishing service. Vine may not be one of the internet’s biggest services, but what it did in its brief existence was popularise the shortest-form of content sharing – with its trademark six-second video length paving the way for the likes of Snapchat which has exploded in — Read more →

The new laws of Google

In terms of the internet, whatever Google says is law. There’s no more powerful company than the big G online because of their control of the search market as well as their other ventures such as YouTube and, well less-so, Google Plus. That’s why it’s of crucial important to web designers/owners everywhere to take heed when Google issues a decree on best practice, and why there are three major factors that they must consider going forward through the end of this year and into next. — Read more →

Twitter Night Mode for Desktop

Twitter introduced night mode to its iOS app last week, following its release on Android earlier this year, and it’s made viewing Twitter on a mobile device all the easier on the eye. It’s been well received, and I’m loving using it on my phone because it’s much less glaring and easier to read. I’ve been using f.lux on my computer for about a year, and although it works almost entirely in the background – you notice the difference that it makes in dimming the — Read more →

New site: Obraichean Gàidhlig

I’m delighted to announce today that my latest web project has gone live, and that it is Obraichean Gàidhlig – a website designed to help employers and jobseekers in the Gaelic community find each other. It’s a site that was borne out of a post-graduation sense of frustration that finding jobs related to Gaelic was a difficult task and there was no real way of keeping on top of it.  You could subscribe to alerts on different job feeds, but the results were very mixed — Read more →

Ninja Forms User Registration

Create a user in WordPress with a Ninja Form

After searching around for a code snippet that would do the trick when it comes to registering a user through Ninja Forms to no avail, I managed to put one together that works a treat. All you need to do is change some of the IDs in the code to match your form details and then pop this into your theme’s functions.php file and you’ll be good to go. You can even create multiple versions of this code snippet, just change up the name nf_create_user where it — Read more →