Stuff By Sarah Ramblings of a full time web dev and mother of three

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HTML 5 Form Validation

Recently I’ve been starting to utilise the pattern attribute in form input fields to ensure that what the user enters is what is expected. I see so many mistakes coming through with a capital O instead of a zero 0,...

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WordPress Slow? Scan your plugins!

For a long time, one of our client’s WordPress admin pages, a custom post type, has been loading exceptionally slow. There were over 1000 posts, yet I have about 1000 blog posts here and the admin page certainly doesn’t load...

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Wordfence – Protect your WordPress website

Last year we had some issues on a server which ran a WordPress site, where the server itself kept getting hacked, but this would then allow the hackers to alter core WordPress files, add very similar named files (such as...

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Social Media Marketing

Yes, it’s pretty obvious and it’s been around for quite a while, drummed into those of us who have been blogging or offering SEO services (to some degree). Social Media is a major marketing tool. However, despite that being the...

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New Camera – Canon Powershot SX710 HS

This year I thought I’d treat myself to a new toy from my parents for Christmas (plus a bit of savings!). I rarely buy myself anything these days, most money goes on the kids once the bills are paid, or...

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Raising Twins

So 2 years ago, in the blink of an eye (okay about 10 minutes but hey ho!), we went from a family of three to five. It’s been such a rollercoaster since, chaos half the time, emotional for a lot...