Rumblings from the keyboard of Pete Eveleigh,
a web designer and developer based in Gloucester, UK

Correspondence with my local MP regarding proposed ‘opt-in’ internet filtering

Posted: August 6th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: General | | No Comments »

I recently contacted the MP for Gloucester, Mr Richard Graham, with regards to hearing his thoughts on the recent proposals by the government to introduce ISP level filtering for everyone in the UK. We shared a few emails… but not “email ping pong”

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Configure ExpressionEngine to use Mandrill Transactional Email Services

Posted: April 24th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: General | | No Comments »

Transactional email services are hot news right now and with good reason. Using a Transactional email service means your site or server doesn’t have to do the heavy lifting and you’ve got a place to go when your client says that “email isn’t working”. Here’s a quick guide to setting up your ExpressionEngine web site to use Mandrill – a great, very low cost, transactional email service from the people that do Mailchimp.

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How I think about Responsive Web Design

Posted: October 12th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Web Design | | No Comments »

I have seen talk that Responsive Web Design means you are making a stripped down, “My first website” for use on mobile devices. I disagree and here’s why.

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Searching across multiple categories with ExpressionEngine

Posted: July 29th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: How to, Web Design | | 4 Comments »

I recently put a new ExpressionEngine site live which featured a search facility that returned results based on multiple category selections. To do this without using a third-party add-on such as Super Search I had to create a little work-around. To be honest, I didn’t think much of this as it seemed quite straightforward but a number of people have asked me how I did it so I thought I would share the information here – mainly because I’m likely to forget an need to do it again at some point.

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Why the UK voting system is wrong.

Posted: May 6th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: General, Social Comment | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

If no candidate gets over 50% of the support then how is that democratic?

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