Craig is a Director of OptimalWorks Ltd, a UK consultancy dedicated to building award-winning websites implementing standards, accessibility, SEO, and best-practice techniques.
QtWeb – An Alternative Browser for Webkit Testing
QtWeb is yet another new web browser. Craig discusses why it could be ideal for portable devices or an alternative for developers testing Safari and Chrome.
RIP GeoCities 1995 – 2009
GeoCities, one of the earliest web hosting systems, has been closed down after 15 years. Craig looks back at its history and why it was doomed to failure.
10 of the Best Programming Fonts
If you are still using Courier New, Craig provides a list of 10 great programming fonts that will transform your text editor into a lean, mean, coding machine.
Internet “Brownouts” Expected From 2010
Increased usage, online video, and bandwidth-hungry sites could make the internet slow and unreliable by 2010. Can anything be done to prevent the meltdown before it is too late?
Internet Explorer 8.0: The One Month Review, Part 2
IE8 has been available for a month. In the second part of a two-part review, Craig discusses the important features the browser offers to developers.
Internet Explorer 8.0: The One Month Review, Part 1
IE8 has been available for a month. In the first part of a two-part review, Craig discusses installation, the interface, and the new features you can expect when upgrading.
Oracle and MySQL: Ally or Die?
What will become of MySQL now Oracle has taken over Sun Microsystems? Will the database giant destroy its open-source rival or invest in its future?
EU Takes Legal Action on Big Brother Britain
The EU has started legal proceedings against the UK Government following trials of deep packet inspection systems such as Phorm. The Commission claims that internet users privacy is not being protected.
How to Test Multiple Websites on One PC With Apache Virtual Hosts
Testing one website on your local web server is easy. But how can you test two, three, or more? Craig shows how to set up different local domains using Apache Virtual Hosts.
Free PHP Webinar: How to Increase Performance with Caching
Zend are running a free webinar today, with a live demonstration showing how to improve the performance of your PHP applications using Zend Server caching.