Gilbert Pellegrom

Devtrepreneur from Scotland. Founder of Dev7studios. Working on Dunked.

The Ideal Image Slider

While a lot people seem to applaud the death of the image slider these days, I still see them used all over the place and I still have to occasionally implement them myself. In short I don't think they are going away any time soon. However it has become increasingly…

Artisan Ghost Theme

I've decided to release the current theme I made for this blog as a premium Ghost theme. It's called Artisan and you can get it over on Dev7studios.com.…

Accessing Models Globally in Laravel

Sometimes it can be handy to be able to access a model globally when using Laravel. For example if you want to show the company name as the title in your layout menu. As you will need the company model for every page that uses that layout, loading the model…

Giving Back

For a while now I've been thinking about ways I can give back to the community and help others out. I have a fair bit of experience in the industry now and, in my opinion, it only makes sense to try and share some of what I've learned so that…

On Founders Being Unprofessional

A word to the wise (looking at you, startup founders and co-founders especially), don't start getting bitchy with people online. You never know who might be an existing (or potential) customer. Nick Francis (co-founder of Help Scout) had a go at me today for "ripping off" the design of the…

Get Going with Laravel's Artisan on Ubuntu

So you've got your fresh install of Ubuntu (I used 14.04) and you have deployed your Laravel app to the server. Now how do you get going so that you can use Laravel's command line interface Artisan? Install required packages We are going to assume here you are running…