John Henry Donovan's Blog - Web Design & Development Articles and Tutorials

John Henry is a Web Designer & Developer from Cork, Ireland specialising in ExpressionEngine and tinkering with everything else.

ExpressionEngine 2.8 Preview

EllisLab have been building up to their latest release of ExpressionEngine for a while by sharing upcoming features through their blog. It's a given that anything EllisLab release will have its fair share of controversy and they have always had the adage of 'Can't do right for doing wrong'. …Read More

Visiting Newgrange

We decided to break up our journey back to Cork from Body & Soul by taking in Newgrange. It was a place I have never been to before and I was pleasantly surprised. …Read More

Bending the ExpressionEngine Control Panel

Often we have an opportunity to spend more time customising the client’s ExpressionEngine control panel experience. At EEUK13 I walked through examples on how to make the largely underused ExpressionEngine Dashboard a useful stop for your clients, using available add-ons and creating custom widgets for others. I also went through case studies on various other customisations created specifically for clients in the control panel. …Read More

Hellmann's Clean Lock Cap Design

I took to penning a letter regards my frustration with the new Hellmann's Clean Lock bottle. I can't be the only person that this happens to? For my efforts I received a voucher in the post for €5 and no real follow-up. …Read More

Braised Lamb Shanks

When the father-in-law arrives in the door with a bag of lamb shanks you don't say no. Not one word was exchanged between us while chowing down the following recipe. …Read More