Category: Ramblings

WooCommerce Deposits Add to Cart Issue

If you are a WooCommerce user, you may have come across an issue where on both archive (shop) pages and single product pages, the ‘add to cart’ button says, ‘read more’. Or, more importantly, you may not want to have the button say, ‘add to cart’ at all. Read more…

AdultSwine

Just took an urgent call from a client who was concerned their Android phone had been hacked. Adverts were appearing featuring the following URLs (don’t worry – they are disabled):

These were pop-up adverts that just appeared, covering the whole screen. I immediately suggested my client install Malwarebytes – a program that detects adware/spyware and other malicious software. She did so and Malwarebytes identified an app called ‘Etsy’ to be the culprit. It had been infected with an adware (a piece of software that pushes invasive/obtrusive adverts out to the user), called AdultSwine. Read more…

Web Developer, Web Designer or Graphic Designer?

Dude at a computer

There is a lot of understandable confusion around the difference between graphic designers, web designers and web developers. Here’s what I think. Let’s say you are company A. Company A is ‘biiiig’. They don’t quite have their own web department, but they have a bit of money to spare. So they approach a large creative agency. And that agency quotes tens upon tens of thousands of pounds for a brand. And some marketing material. And a website. And they throw in an email marketing campaign. Once they’ve designed some promotional pens and mugs. Well, that is all wonderful for Company A. Read more…