Latest project - Gym Gains Tracker Enables the user to create multiple workout plans, using an easy to follow step by step process and then use those plans to track workouts. The app gives users notifications on when to workout and insights into how he/she is performing and progressing. A user account is required which can be set up within the app and the user can also choose to backup their data to the Gym Gains Tracker servers in the cloud.

Gym Gains Tracker Blog posts

Whats the difference between .Url property and Umbraco.Url(1234)

There are some subtle differences that mean a very large speed difference in how your Umbraco application performs. - read more.

1 Sep 2016

Custom section tree nodes and routes - Umbraco

It seems many people find it difficult to understand how custom Umbraco section tree structures work and how to set custom routes to specify a different html file for different nodes, this post aims to clarify and answer any questions you might have. - read more.

30 Jul 2017

Xamarin Forms app not updating after deploy

Xamarin Forms has an intermittent bug where an app will build and successfully deploy, but when checking the app of the device/emulator, the app hasn't updated at all and remains running an old version of the app. The solution to this lies within the bin folder of your project. - read more.

25 Jul 2017

Xamarin Forms multiple instances of same app open

Fixing an issue where multiple instances of a Xamarin Forms app can launch, sometimes on top of each other. The issue is usually caused when the application is already running and the app gets launched again from the home screen rather than the recent applications menu. - read more.

22 Jul 2017

Umbraco back office - Creating dialog windows

Dialog windows are an often requirement for custom datatypes in the back office of Umbraco and for beginners, they can also be quite complicated. Once you get to know how they work and when to use them, you'll find yourself created them for more clients because they're a brilliant way of allowing clients to work with your custom data in a user friendly way. - read more.

31 May 2017

Umbraco package/datatype JS not updating on live site

So you've created a package or a custom data type and it's going pretty well, you publish your changes and that works too. But then you make a change to the js and this time it hasn't updated, console logs aren't coming through and everything you try just doesn't seem to get the updates to work on the live site. What's wrong? The good news is, it's a simple fix. - read more.

30 May 2017

How to open a modal window for a custom datatype in the Umbraco back office

It's a simple one and can be done by using a regular link with a small bit of JavaScript and you shouldn't need any dependencies. - read more.

28 May 2017

Visual Studio 2017 - Black text on XAML and XML files

I've just upgraded Visual Studio and I'm getting this problem, most answers seem to be 'run the installer again and choose repair'. This didn't work for me. Here's what did. - read more.

12 May 2017

JQuery Unobtrusive Validation for dynamically created elements

A short 'how to' on making jQuery unobtrusive validation work for elements that you've dynamically added to the DOM. - read more.

29 Mar 2017

Xamarin forms - Stop/Cancel back button event

We've all been there, set with the task to ask the user if they're sure they really want to go go back and loose the work/information on the current screen. The trouble is that if you were to Google search for just that, you'd find almost every answer says you need some sort of custom handler for each device. We can't accept that can we? Will we? No. - read more.

8 Mar 2017