Chocolate Fudge Cake

Off-Topic: MacMillan Bake Sale

My work was running a cake sale for the MacMillan Coffee morning last Friday, with a competition for the best cake. Having recently discovered an amazing chocolate cake recipe, I thought I'd have a go. I gave it my best shot, and I'm quite pleased with the outcome. It was the first time I had attempted the chocolate wrapped around the outside, and so made a few mistakes, but I feel confident I could do it again much better. I have managed to crack tempering chocolate though.

The design I went with was inspired by a pin I found on pinterest while looking for inspiration.

Vertical Responsiveness (using jQuery)

Just a quick post on a simple way to make an element vertically responsive using jQuery. I originally used this for a sidebar which was position:fixed; and so I needed to ensure the height was correct to fit perfectly between an fixed header and footer.

Implementation is fairly simple and includes just 3 sections of code.

Producing a printed newsletter from a Drupal website

The St Margaret's Church website I recently produced was a major upgrade to a previous site I had built for them. One of the sections I was quite keen to improve upon was the newsletter. The newsletter on the website was another way to distribute the newsletter which was given out each week at mass. The newsletter, called the "St Margaret's Page", was produced in MS Publisher by the parish administrator. At the time, the best way to convert it to a format for the website (reliably and quickly every week), was to save it as an image and then allow it to be viewed in a lightbox.