Force www. in your URL using .htaccess

Insert this into the top of your .htaccess file, making sure that ‘RewriteEngine On’ comes before it: RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^www.jhuskisson.com Replace www.jhuskisson.com with your chosen domain and make sure if you are placing any full stops within the first line to enter a backslash before each full stop. This will prevent the code from…

‘Send me a message on AIM’ link

Here’s the code: <a href=”aim:goim?screename=username&message=hello”>Send me a message on AIM</a> Replace username with your required AIM username and ‘hello’ with whatever message you wish to set for the user to send you. You can remove ‘hello’ altogether if you don’t wish to pre-set a message for a user to send you upon clicking the link.…

My five golden rules of freelancing

I find I come across a lot of freelancers who don’t enjoy their job as much as I enjoy mine. To help these guys in need of a morale booster I thought I would share the rules that I like to put in place whilst freelancing in order to benefit future and current freelancers experiencing…

Locking and password protecting your Mac whilst you are away

I recently found a small annoyance with my iMac in that I wanted to lock my Mac whilst I was away from it and/or not using it whilst keeping all my programs running in the background. This is of course great for keeping things like Mail downloading whilst your away, which keeps things running smoothly…

Ten things you hope the client never says

Working from home as a full-time freelance web developer I’ve encountered some absolutely stunning lines from clients and so have friends of mine. This is a small collection of those lines to watch out for if you choose to go into the field yourself. 1. If you do this one for free… This has to…