This blog is getting a reboot

You heard it here first. This blog is getting a full reboot. Gone are the days of meaningless reviews and pointless opinions. I’m deleting it all and starting again. To be honest no one is really going to notice as I haven’t updated this blog in a while anyway – actually not since January 13th 2011. That was a completely different time in my life and a lot has changed. I’m no longer freelance, I own a house and I’m getting married. My job is stressful but I learn more and more each day, and I feel more vitalised to learn new development skills than I have ever done.

I’m going to use this blog as a sounding board, code diary and research tool. I’m going to write about decisions I make on personal projects and maybe a few work ones if I’m able to. I’m going to use it as project journal for a new personal project I’m working on so feel free to comment on and dissect my code.

Hopefully I’ll be able to keep this blog more maintained than previous attempts.

Get past a motivational brick wall

I recently got my first article published by another blog. So far I’ve had over 30 positive comments on the article which I’m really pleased about. Below is an extract from the full article. Head over to too read the whole article and let me know what you think in the comments there or on this post.

“If that project your working on is getting on your nerves or just getting you down then stop fretting. Just move onto something else. Yeah you may have set aside time to work on this project or you might have a deadline approaching but if you’re not doing anything then it’s wasted time. Try moving onto a different project and see if that can get you motivated again. Spending an hour on a blog post or a t-shirt design is a good way to get you back in the mood.”


Freebies – The Creative Company Email Template

Everyone loves free stuff so here’s a lovely free email template for you to enjoy.

The Creative Company Newsletter is ideal for those companies that want to brighten up their customers/clients day. It comes in 6 colour variations; Blue, Green, Grey, Light-Blue, Orange and Pink and the source files are included so that you can customise the main header and colours yourself. The main header is an image and the font used is League Gothic an open source font created by The League Of Moveable Type. The font is supplied in the download so that you can change the image.