September 10th, 2012 / Dave Child

Added Bytes goes pro

We Are About To Live In Interesting Times The last few months have been a little tumultuous. Perhaps the biggest thing to happen was that my lovely wife Lindsay and I are now expecting our first baby, due early next year. This is exciting. It’s also helped bring some clarity to my work. I’ve been […]


March 11th, 2012 / Dave Child

readability-score.com goes live

We’re ready to unveil our latest project –┬áReadability-Score.com! Way, way back in 2004, I wrote a piece of code to analyze the readability of text using the various algorithms that had been developed for the task. I made a small but useful tool to analyse readability and threw it up on the site, not giving […]


October 18th, 2011 / Dave Child

Introducing Cheatography

For a few years now, I’ve been releasing cheat sheets here, and you’ve been asking how to make your own. So I created Cheatography, a site where you can build and share your very own cheat sheets, completely free.After several years and plenty of different versions, my new cheat sheet project has open doors. Come […]


March 18th, 2009 / Dave Child

Nine more ways to improve your website conversion rate

Learned the lessons of part 1? Here are nine more ways to improve your conversion rate. Conversion Rates Once you’ve built your website, the temptation is to think of it as finished. Maybe build another one. Certainly aim to drag more visitors, kicking and screaming if necessary, to your shop. After all, if you’re making […]


June 12th, 2006 / Dave Child

Ten ways to improve your website conversion rate

Why worry about getting twice as many people to visit your site, when it can be far easier to double the number of sales from the people already visiting? Here are 10 ways to improve your website conversion┬árate. What is a Conversion Rate? Your conversion rate is a measure of the number of potential customers […]


April 22nd, 2005 / Dave Child

PHP cheat sheet

The PHP cheat sheet is a one-page downloadable reference sheet for PHP, listing date format arguments, regular expression syntax and common functions. Updates July 31st, 2008: Some typos corrected and more examples added to date section. Thanks to Simon Hollingshead for spotting the mistakes and for the suggestions. What’s New? There are a few small […]


September 10th, 2003 / Dave Child

Added Bytes is born

It says, somewhere down near the bottom of this page, that this was written in 2003. That’s not entirely true. Right now, as I write this, it’s 2018, not 2003. Back in 2003, when I’m pretending this was really written, I was a lot younger, a fair bit thinner, and had a lot more hair […]