Mindless Philosophy




These aren’t the droids...err blogs you’re looking for...

Uncommon & superficial ramblings about Umbraco, HTML, Jquery and CSS and how Downton Abbey ruins my life every year. This blog does not contain bunting, cushions or pastel colours and is a blatant SEO vehicle.



22nd
Apr

Alice in the Cities (1974)

Phil Winter (Rüdiger Vogler) is a writer in a rut. He can’t think. The noise from his TV set seems to block out any creative thinking. He continues to aimlessly wander around North Carolina looking fo… more

25th
Jun

Installing MvcForum V1.5 under Umbraco 7

It’s always a problem with early adopting a new Version of software. Little or no community supporting projects. So my latest project has mandated Umbraco 7 (because the client loves it) and we need … more

2nd
Jun

Umbraco 7.1.3 - First production Site

I have just finished my first Umbraco Version 7 production website and wanted to share my findings with the community. I have been working with Umbraco for a while now but needed a good project to str… more

27th
Apr

Create really simple Sliding Panels without Javascript

In this tutorial you can create a really simple absolutely positioned sliding panel for your website in minutes using only the power of CSS3 transitions. You can decide where you anchor the panel eith… more

2nd
Apr

April dates released for Downton Abbey series five

The television producers Carnival responsible for creating Downton Abbey are scheduled to return to Bampton near Oxford, for "Downton Village" filming scenes this April for two days. more

21st
Mar

Are free websites really free?

It seems the whole world is now a website designer. It's now so easy to create a new site with hundreds of free tools offering free websites that you can style and make look your own. You can add cus… more

18th
Mar

Parallax Websites...cool, or just crowd pleasing steps?

The latest thing, the hot trend, the effect to have, these days seems to be a parallax website. For people who are unfamiliar with the term it effectively means that when you scroll the site, funky ef… more

10th
Mar

Reminder: Geek Night this Sunday Jerico Tavern Oxford

A reminder for all website designers and developers in Oxford, that this Sunday is Geek night at the Jericho Tavern in the city. more

10th
Mar

New development in Bampton Oxfordshire – A resident’s view

As a person who works and lives in the heart of Bampton, I have mixed feelings regarding the proposed new development which seems ever looming on our horizon. I’m not entirely against new development … more

7th
Mar

Downton Abbey to return to Bampton Oxfordshire for series four in April 2014

April filming schedule released as TVs Downton Abbey return to Bampton during April for a couple of days. more