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July 26, 2017

Build your own job site with WordPress

Recruitment is big business, it always has been and it’s becoming an increasingly desirable industry in which to work. Why? because the adoption of social media, job sites, Linkedin and all the other glorious recruitment channels means that overheads (costs) are dropping & scale is increasing as recruiters are able to tap into more markets across more geographies than ever before.

So, we are already seeing a shift in the recruitment business model to being an almost faceless business – one which in the future, could probably be fairly easily automated through the adoption of some clever artificial intelligence.

Artificial Intelligence of that caliber [...]

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April 4, 2015

Build your website with Ghost

Whether you’re tech savvy or not, you’ll want to make your life easier. You can do this through the use of a CMS (Content Management System), which lets you add and remove content from the website, without the risk of messing up the design.

A relatively new player on the block is, which is a pretty robust blogging solution with some slick features. For example, when you decide to write a new post, you’ll be greeted by this rather nifty screen. You write your post on the left and it shows you what it’ll look like (taking into account your CSS) on the right hand side.

This simple feature makes the authoring process that little bit [...]

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March 26, 2015

Installing WordPress on your AWS instance

Earlier today, one of my friends asked me to install WordPress on to Amazon Web Services (AWS) for him. ┬áNow, I’ve installed WordPress hundreds of times before on web hosting services, but not on a cloud platform like AWS.

I started going through the motions, firstly selecting my instance size and machine image.

I then created a new key pair for the instance and downloaded the file.

I then noted the public DNS information and started to SSH onto the box.

I am afraid to say, I made the mistake of trying to SSH with the java-based browser tool – never do that if you don’t have to guys!

After [...]

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February 7, 2015

Web design principles

When you’re designing your website it’s important to keep the user in mind. That may sound really obvious, but it’s something that people often forget. You can get wrapped up in the new features your site will have and all the cool new functions the user will have at their disposal – but, if they don’t know how to use those tools, you may as well just not bother.

Website design around your goals

There are many reasons that people design a website – some want network of similar minded individuals to spark discussions with – so the end goal here is for the user to register and engage with the website. Another web designer might want to [...]

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