Hey there, fancy mobile device user!

This version of the website is half optimised for mobile, half absolutely terrible for mobile. A nice responsive website is on my list of things that I would like to fix in the world.

Hi there, welcome to my personal site. It’s part blog, part portfolio, part place to try new things.

I work as a front end developer helping put together Drupal sites for CTI in Manchester. Outside work I have a degree in Marine Biology and am interested in science, the environment, bouldering, bikes, and open source software.

Phil Wolstenholme


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Give your Android 5 users a Chrome menu bar that will match your Drupal site with...

Here's a quick snippet to put into your Drupal theme's template.php to set a custom meta tag called theme-color. On Android Lollipop (5.0) and up this will instruct Chrome to change its toolbar background to a colour of your... (read more)

Image credit goes to HTML5 rocks

Canyoning in Fratarica, Slovenia with 3glav Adventures....

Canyoning in Fratarica, Slovenia with 3glav Adventures.Canyoning involves descending canyons using a variety of techniques including walking, scrambling, climbing, jumping, abseiling, and swimming.Cheers to our guide Jože and... (read more)

Image credit goes to Jože Biro

Talking to your Sony Bravia TV over HTTP with Google Now, Tasker, XBMC, and Roku

Using Tasker, AutoVoice, Yatse and XBMC, I built a custom Google Now (‘OK Google’) command to play/pause media on my Sony Bravia TV. With a few modifications, it now works across all the apps on my Sony Bravia TV, my XBMC (now... (read more)