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Facelift for Top-teks.co.uk

March 22nd, 2015|

Recently we have made a number of layout and style changes to top-teks.co.uk, this highly configurable e-commerce site h=was in need of some usability and style changes making it easier and clearer to user the website.

With lots of input from the client we managed to agree on a plethora of style and layout changes which […]

Top Teks Ltd

March 17th, 2015|

Amersham Websites are proud to showcase their biggest e-commerce website, the company was Top Teks Ltd who are the UK’s leading supplier of high end video and cinematography products for the broadcast and cine industry.

The platform was of course wordpress using woocommerce, there were many customisations for this website tailored for Top Teks, take your […]

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PGR Timber – Phase 1

March 2nd, 2015|

PGR Timber were in need of a new contemporary looking website that delivered content showing all the services and materials in a clear manner. They also required their branches to be easily found and contact details easily accessible.

As a growing company this platform needed to be scalable into a full commerce platform so with that […]

Calorie Calculators

February 23rd, 2015|

This healthy living javascript software is a very useful tool for calculating your daily calorie allowance or how many calories you can burn doing a host of exercises. It’s a pretty simple wordpress installation with some good strong branding.

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Sunset Times UK

February 23rd, 2015|

Sunset Times is a very simple project that has all the years sunrise and sunset times, it also has the daytime length. The data is all held in a wordpress custom type which is easily administer-able is required.

There is also a cron job on this site that generates a tweet and updates this users twitter […]

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Sargeants London

October 3rd, 2014|

This estate agents website a very stylish contemporary website that has an efficient data load process that uses a third party to provide the data for the website. There are many widgets and some great user friendly search tools.

Exotic Veneer

October 3rd, 2014|

This Veneer company required a catalog of veneers of which a sample(s) could be added to an order and requested. The catalog was loaded via a spreadsheet that user manages. A cool contemporary design coupled with a sophisticated backend system makes this site very cool in our opinion.

La Petite Belle

October 3rd, 2014|

The project scope on this website was to have a simple web presence with a means of showing some images and being contactable, this design is fast becoming the trend to have a one page site that loads content as you scroll down the page. Very simple but very stylish, in our opinion.

Southall Discount Tyres – Phase II

June 10th, 2014|

Southall Discount Tyres was one of Amersham Websites first websites, originally built with PHP the website served them well over the years, the scope of the new project was to modernise the look and feel, build on the WordPress platform and to have a greater user experience.

We feel this has been achieved, the look and […]

Your Golf Handicap

January 28th, 2014|

After the recent success of our golf handicap calculator we decided to launch this web application as a stand alone website YourGolfHandicap.co.uk. This is currently installed within the wordpress platform but can be easily ported across to pretty much any platform as it is heavily OO Javascript based.

It is based on the UK rules for […]

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Brywins Property

January 23rd, 2014|

We have worked with Brywinsproperty.co.uk on a number of projects before but this was the biggest to date, a complete overhaul of the current platform, Brywins have made the transition across to the more robust wordpress platform. There was scope to port across some existing functionality such as the Rental Yield Calculator and most of […]

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Google Maps & Geolocation Detection

December 11th, 2013|

Detecting a users location can be very useful and incorporated into functionality, your imagination is your only limit with this technology, when this page first loaded you would have hopefully have been asked to give permission to the website to allow it to know your location.

When developing a function using geolocation it’s important to remember […]

Javascript Prototype – Example and code

November 18th, 2013|

Prototype is a really efficient way of extending an object or class and I have found numerous uses of this over the years, getting to know the way prototype works will greatly improve your ability to develop javascript, you will eventualy create your own tools using prototype.

The code below is an extension of the array […]

Javascript Form Validation Object

November 12th, 2013|

Form validation is so important from a usability point of view, this is a form hoping to encapsulate all form elements and how we validate them on the front end to prevent an erroneous form submission, in other words getting all the information correct before sending it off. Try using the form below:

Name:

Age:

Email:

Favourite farm yard […]

Rental Yield Calculator

November 11th, 2013|

This web tool was installed in a older code base (not our legacy code), the task was to create a calculator that worked out rental yield, the calculations were straight forward enough but creating a library javascript file that encompassed not only the calculation task but also have a validation object that could be easily […]

Javascript Calculator

November 7th, 2013|

This basic javascript calculator is a handy tool for most websites, I have kept it basic due to time restrictions but now the framework is in place it could easily be extended to add in a few extra functions or a more scientific view.

Golf Handicap Calculator

November 4th, 2013|

One of the only Free UK golf handicap calculators, this conforms to all the UK golf rules and regulations on calculating a handicap. This javascript rich page allows easy manually entering of scorecards to either calculate a handicap from new or caclulate an adjusted handicap based on a single round, it even has the ability […]

Golf Banter

November 4th, 2013|

Golf Banter is a social networking website for golfers, it is powered by wordpress and buddypress, this social platform gives the users the ability to post pictures, videos, comments on a host of content controlled by the website administrator. There are facebook style ‘like’ features, you can add friends and start groups, this is a […]

Custom post categories/category

August 13th, 2013|

I recently spent a bit of time trying to determine how to get the categories of a custom post type, I though that it would be very easy and if I had known the function below it probably would have done.

I was extending a testimonials widget and wanted to filter the testimonials by a selected […]

Custom Golf Trader

May 25th, 2013|

Amersham Websites have delivered another responsive version of an existing platform, with numerous responsive platforms delivered we have a wealth of experience designing a cusomised ‘lite weight’ version of the web site.

Why not try visiting www.customgolftrader.com on your mobile or tablet and seehow it responds to the screen width, it has a fully liquid layout […]

Make my site a Responsive website.

March 18th, 2013|

What is responsive?
Ok first let’s all get on the same page, responsive design to us means having your website respond to the different devices that it is served on, in a more favourable way. Historically websites have been fixed width with a boxed layout and pretty much stay the same on all devices, with the […]

Javascript For Loops – Whats the fastest?

February 19th, 2013|

Firstly apologies for the load time, I will make the timings based around an action one day, Ok lets keep this simple, there are a few different ways of looping through arrays, lets see which ones perform the best, try this page in the browser of your choice.
Base Array
This will be the array that all […]

Chrome reorders keys – not reordering correctly

February 19th, 2013|

I have come across this javascript issue today in googe chrome, if you are setting up an object and then looping through it, google chrome seems to reorder the keys automatically so if you are looping through expecting some data in a certain order this may cause an issue. Example:

var object = { 3: 3, […]

Aquatic Imports

February 19th, 2013|

This was the second phase of the development for Aquatic Imports, they decided to upgrade their legacy admin system, moving across to the more powerful and customisable wordpress platform.

The site is geared up for B2B customers giving them availability to constantly changing price data, this website is 80% members area, as the price data is […]

Ajax connections manager

February 16th, 2013|

As most people know internet explorer has a maximum capacity of 2 http connections at one time, so when more than 2 ajax calls were made on a page at the same time one of the ajax requests was being forgotten, as this was an issue for one fo my clients I built this object […]

Shortcodes Plugin

November 19th, 2012|

Shortcodes Heading

I have just been playing around with Shortcodes Ultimate and its seemed too good to be true but on closer examination it is pretty much as good as you expect, saving lots of hours styling elements yourself.

There is a highlight shortcode.

Amersham Websites demo text.
[spoiler title=”Accordian Shorcode […]

TL Plant

November 10th, 2012|

TL Plant are a groundworks company based in Denham, Middlesex. They needed a brochure style website that was contemporary and cool. This website not only offers that cool contemporary feel that they were after but also has some pretty smooth features, they have a testimonials widget (which we always suggest), google maps location widget, twitter […]

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October 22nd, 2012|

Latest NewsSee what news Amersham Websites have been creating.
 

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October 22nd, 2012|

Full Website PortfolioIf you are looking for a full website development from Amersham Websites then take a look through some of our already created sites to see what we have come up with so far.
 

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October 22nd, 2012|

Javascript HelpThis section has been recently added and we hope to build this up quite fast in a respository for useful javascript artciles.
 

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October 22nd, 2012|

WordPress HelpThis section has documented many wordpress processes from basic posting up to more advanced widget based functions.
 

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October 22nd, 2012|

ArticlesThis page will hopefully provide some helpful articles in web development, there are a host of useful posts for all levels of web site developer.
 

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October 22nd, 2012|

Web Applications and WidgetsIf you need a web app or widget built for our website please let us know, have a look below at some previous work we have done to give you some ideas of how to improve your website.
 

Cookie Law Solution

October 14th, 2012|

Amersham Websites have delivered a very slick solution for clients to adhere to the new cookie regulations. As many of you are aware the cookie regulations mean you have to alert the user to the fact that the website they are on is using cookies, the solution awl uses is to simply display an overlay/dropdown […]

TL Plant nears completion

October 14th, 2012|

October will see the launch of www.tlplant.co.uk on the wordpress platform. TL Plant are a groundworks company in the middlesex area and came to Amersham Websites with the requirement of a new cool looking fresh design with a content management system, here is a sneaky look at the final stages of construction, the website is […]

Praesent Et Urna Turpis

July 31st, 2012|

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Donec At Mauris Enims

July 31st, 2012|

Quisque ligulas ipsum, euismod atras vulputate iltricies etri elit. Class aptent taciti sociosqu ad litora torquent per conubia nostra, per inceptos himenaeos. Nulla nunc dui, tristique in semper vel, congue sed ligula. Nam dolor ligula, faucibus id sodales in, auctor fringilla libero. Pellentesque pellentesque tempor tellus eget hendrerit. Morbi id aliquam ligula. Aliquam id dui […]

Class Aptent Taciti Soci Ad Litora

July 31st, 2012|

Quisque ligulas ipsum, euismod atras vulputate iltricies etri elit. Class aptent taciti sociosqu ad litora torquent per conubia nostra, per inceptos himenaeos. Nulla nunc dui, tristique in semper vel, congue sed ligula. Nam dolor ligula, faucibus id sodales in, auctor fringilla libero. Pellentesque pellentesque tempor tellus eget hendrerit. Morbi id aliquam ligula. Aliquam id dui […]

Nullam Vitae Nibh Un Odiosters

July 31st, 2012|

Quisque ligulas ipsum, euismod atras vulputate iltricies etri elit. Class aptent taciti sociosqu ad litora torquent per conubia nostra, per inceptos himenaeos. Nulla nunc dui, tristique in semper vel, congue sed ligula. Nam dolor ligula, faucibus id sodales in, auctor fringilla libero. Pellentesque pellentesque tempor tellus eget hendrerit. Morbi id aliquam ligula. Aliquam id dui […]

Proin Sodales Quam Nec Sollicit

July 31st, 2012|

Quisque ligula ipsum, euismod aturesit vulputate a, ultricies et elit. Class aptent taciti sociosqu ad litora torquent per conubia nostra, per inceptos himenaeos. Nulla nunc dui, tristique in semper vel, congue sed ligula. Nam dolor ligula, faucibus id sodales in, auctor fringilla libero. Pellentesque pellentesque tempor tellus eget hendrerit. Morbi id aliquam ligula. Aliquam id […]

Nunc Tincidunt Elit Cursus

July 31st, 2012|

Quisque ligula ipsum, euismod a vulputate a, ultricies et elit. Class aptent taciti sociosqu ad litora torquent per conubia nostra, per inceptos himenaeos. Nulla nunc dui, tristique in semper vel, congue sed ligula. Nam dolor ligula, faucibus id sodales in, auctor fringilla libero. Pellentesque pellentesque tempor tellus eget hendrerit. Morbi id aliquam ligula. Aliquam id […]

Creating a jQuery plugin

April 5th, 2012|

Many people have asked me how easy it is to create a jQuery plugin so I thought I’d have a go at trying to explain it, I hope this makes sense.

I am presuming you know the basics about setting up jQuery on your page and how to include a javascript file.
Step 1
Firstly create a new […]

Website Security

February 17th, 2012|

Here at Amersham Websites we take website security very seriously, we now provide all of our websites with a Limit Login Attempts plugin, this allows you to administer the amount of login attempts accepted before locking the user out, and also you can administer the amount of time the user is locked out for, we […]

WordPress functions on non wordpress pages

February 11th, 2012|

The problem

If you have insalled wordpress somewhere other than the root of your site how can you access the wordpress functions on a non wordpress page? So for example I had installed wordpress at ww.mydomain.com/wp/ but I wanted to access the wordpress functions on a page at www.mydomain/nonwordpress.php

The solution

Took me a little while to work […]

Top-teks.co.uk phase in wordpress

February 11th, 2012|

This week has seen the staged migration of topteks across to the wordpress platform.

Top-teks.co.uk were one of Amersham Websites first customers and where the first to have a bespoke admin system built for them. This was built from scratch and was a really cool admin system built specificaly for their business requirements.

With the ever improving […]

WordPress Basic’s

January 17th, 2012|

After spending numerous hours explaining to many clients how to use the wordpress platform I thought it would be helpful to produce a basic guide to using and performing basic functions, whilst most people do know how to do it I thought it would be a good idea to document for those who have forgotten […]

Admin Help Section

January 9th, 2012|

Do to increasing questions about the wordpress admin platform I get, I have now created a wordpress article category and any questions or issues I come across I will post about to help aid support on your wordpress platform, hopefully some of these will help you solve your issues. Let me know any other questions […]

Get Directory for Image Paths

January 9th, 2012|

I am trying to post little snippets of help as I remember them and this issue was a bit annoying when I started out with wordpress but like most issues once solved it was pretty straight forward to fix, now a few clients have asked me about this too so here is the issue and […]

WordPress Widgets not saving

December 30th, 2011|

This has had me stumped for hours but I finally got to the bottom of it. I will do a more comprehensive article on this subject at a later date, but here is the issue and solution for those who come across this.

The issue

When dragging a widget into the widget area in the admin panel […]

Show posts short code

December 22nd, 2011|

Shortcodes are a really useful tool to perform functionailty or grab data that you require in your post without the need for complex code knowledge. Using predefined snippets you can pull in the required data you need. We have developed this shortcode for ourselves specificaly for pulling in posts, if you feel this would benefit […]