Restrict by IP Module for Drupal 6.x

I’ve recently had figure out an issue with the Restrict by IP Module  for Drupal 6.x – (restrict_by_ip 6.x-3.x-dev). After a lot of investigation I discovered that the login issue related to how the module deals with the CIDR representation of a single IP address.

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Using a Web Design Process that is practical and relevant

Back in January I started to deliver a module on Web Design for first year computing students in IT Sligo. The B.Sc in Computing has streams for Software Development, Systems, Web Development and Gaming.

My aim for delivery of the 12 weeks was to try to give students a realistic view of the web design process – using examples and anecdotes from my day job at Electric Mill wherever possible. Read more

WordPress for Web Application Development

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WordPress as Web application Development Framework

A few trends that I have noticed recently with regard to WordPress development.

  • WordPress hosting providers offering services to niches – the latest one released is CampusPress for the hosting of Education based sites. While there are many offerings for high trafficked  WordPress sites – the trend is now to specific verticals.
  • Lots of blog posts on the postitives of using WordPress as a Web application framework – some of the functionality that quickly springs to mind are things like user and media management.

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