Hello, I'm Alex

I'm a Hybrid Web Designer / Developer based in Bedfordshire who builds websites using Wordpress and web systems uses the Laravel framework.

I specialise in being a generalist.

Laravel 4 CSRF Vulnerability

Today the Laravel team announced that they had found a CSRF (Cross-site Request Forgery) exploit in the core files of Laravel 4. The fix is very easy to implement, details of which can be found on the official Laravel blog here; CSRF Vulnerability in Laravel 4. Open your route filters file (app/filters.php) and modify the default CSRF filter to be… Read more →

Link

http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2014/09/25/the-ultimate-guide-to-choosing-a-wordpress-host/

A couple of years ago, choosing a hosting company was a lot simpler. Shared hosting providers had relatively low prices (between $5 and $15 a month), while other companies rented out dedicated servers from $500 a month up to as much as tens of thousands of dollars a month. If you knew your budget, then the decision was easy. Today, not so much.

My personal recommendation for a good UK hosting company is TSOhost, I’ve been using them for several years now, both for personal projects and with agency work. They offer a good balance of professional ability and cost whilst still feeling like working with a family run business.

 

Link

http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2014/10/22/color-contrast-tips-and-tools-for-accessibility/

When you browse your favourite website or check the latest version of your product on your device of choice, take a moment to look at it differently. Step back from the screen. Close your eyes slightly so that your vision is a bit clouded by your eyelashes.
– Can you still see and use the website?
– Are you able to read the labels, fields, buttons, navigation and small footer text?
– Can you imagine how someone who sees differently would read and use it?