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Diary of my visit to the Umbraco UK Festival 2017

This blog post will act as a diary for my experiences throughout the 2 day Umbraco UK Festival in London on 2nd and 3rd November 2017.

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What language should you learn for becoming a Web Developer in 2017

In this video I tell you the advice I gave someone at a meetup in Nottingham last night. They wanted to get into Web Development but they don't know which language they should learn or how to get a portfolio when they don't have a web Dev job yet.

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5 Web Developer Tips - 13 June 2017

In this video I give you 5 more Web Developer tips. There's one in there for designers too.

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The day I hacked Troy Hunt's website to delete my data

I needed to remove my personal details from Troy Hunt's website. This post shows you why and how I did it.

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How to create a simple FAQs page in Umbraco using Archetype in 7 easy steps

Ironically, this question gets asked a lot, so I thought I would show you how simple and easy it is to create an FAQs page in Umbraco using the Archetype package, in 7 easy steps.

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3 Features of ES7 (and Beyond) That You Should Be Using, Now

JavaScript is anything but a "static" language (pun intended). It seems everything is changing - even the naming of releases has changed, with years marking the language version. But which features you can use now? Or Soon? It isn't always obvious, but there a…

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How to create a custom 404 page handler via a package action in Umbraco

This post shows you how you can use package actions to modify, update, or set configurations for your Umbraco site on your package install event.

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Why is Umbraco CMS so rubbish?

You may have used it before, or you may be using it now and the thought might go through your head "Why is Umbraco so rubbish" or other words to that effect.

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No such thing as a full stack developer. Really?

In this video I talk about my thoughts on "Full Stack Developers". Do they exist?

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How to use an Umbraco data type to populate an MVC Drop Down List

If you use Umbraco and you create forms using MVC and razor, perhaps a contact form, you might want to populate a dropdownlist with data controlled by the Umbraco backoffice. This post shows you how to do that.

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