An overview of techniques to build a contact free sign in system for bars, restaurants and places of work.


As businesses start to re-open following the easing of COVID-19 lockdown rules, keeping track of who has been visiting premises has become very important in order to facilitate contact tracing. Traditional touch screen systems will require extra sanitising and visitors may be reluctant to touch devices if possible. …

A brief guide on how to present data from your Laravel app in a chart or graph.

Charts of all types, shapes and sizes are a familiar sight across the web; especially within SAAS apps, news articles, or analytics tools, and if you’re developing an application you’ve probably considered including some sort of graph or chart functionality to display data.

Getting a basic chart to display in…

We take a look at new features and changes in Laravel 6 you should be aware of whether starting a new project or upgrading an existing one.

Version 6.0 of Laravel was released on the 3rd of September, continuing the tradition of a new major release approximately every 6 months. This version hints at how the framework is maturing with a range of small but significant feature improvements and the change to semantic versioning. In this article…

A short, high-level explanation of what a visitor management system is and what it does

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If you’ve been tasked with looking into visitor management systems but don’t know much about the subject this is a good article to start with. We’re going to keep it short and just give a high-level explanation of what a visitor management system is and what it does. …

We set up Laravel’s powerful debug assistant and take an in-depth look at its features.


When developing new websites and applications, getting useful debug information is essential for producing bug-free, efficient code. As projects increase in complexity the debugging requirements will also increase (see our article on debugging with Laravel’s built in tools for an overview of basic debugging options).

This is where Laravel Telescope

There are so many options when choosing the technology for your website and content management system. We explain why we believe Laravel with Wink is a great choice.

We have a new project from a new customer. We’ve gathered their requirements and agreed on the scope. Now is the time to get on with the technical tasks. One of the first of these is to choose the technology that will run the site.

Anyone familiar with SEO will…

10 things you can do to improve your website

A successful website is arguably a business’s most effective method of standing out from the crowd. In this article we’re going to run through 10 things you should look at to make your website as effective as possible. Depending on your technical ability you may be able to improve all…


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