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Hi and welcome. I'm a software developer based in Loughborough, Leicestershire in England. I needed a spot to try out new things for websites and host some of my projects, this is it. Feel free to browse the site or read my blog.

03 June 2016 12:47PM

Microsoft's new browser doesn't actually work if you have User Account Control off. If you have old programs which only work with UAC off - that means you are ruled out of using Edge.

Even when using an account that isn't the built in Adminstrator (as the error would imply) you still get this error.

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17 May 2015 11:22AM

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You can now test if your site is mobile friendly using Google's tool here. This now affects your sites Google search ranking, so it's more important than ever to make sure you're accommodating all types of devices.

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21 January 2015 8:00PM

You may discover you have the requirement to run multiple versions of JQuery (due to certain libraries only working with certain versions).

In order to do this, you can declare each higher version with a specific name:

<script src="scripts/jquery-1.4.3.min.js"></script>
<script src=""></script>
<script type="text/javascript">
    var jQuery_2_0_0 = $.noConflict(true);

And then you can reference them separately throughout your code:

$(document).ready(function () {    ...

jQuery_2_0_0(document).ready(function () { ...

I hope you find this useful.

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21 January 2015 12:00AM

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My notes application has been upgraded to version 2. You can find it here.


- New options screen
- New individual notes settings
- Deleted notes are now kept for 14 days so you can recover them
- Various fixes and improvements

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06 July 2014 12:00AM

Well, here it is. Finally released the new mobile responsive version of NiceBytes! You should be able to browse all the pages and use the blog facilities including the Disqus commenting system on a mobile friendly version on the appropriate device.

Each page can now render for mobile or desktop, including different layouts for certain pages using CSS. Also spent a lot of time removing lots of 'table' tags and replacing them with 'div' tags.

Hope you enjoy the new site.

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