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Get UK Bank Holidays in PHP

By Jordan Hall 3rd November 2017


If you've ever needed to display opening times for a business on their website you'll probably have encountered the edge case of differing opening times on UK Bank Holidays. The UK government provides information regarding all UK Bank Holidays, and we've written a small open-source PHP library to take advantage of this. Installation You can install the PHP UK Bank Holidays package using Composer. If you've never used Composer before, you can fi...

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Saint Valentine’s Day comes up once again

By Jordan Hall 11th February 2011


Valentine's Day is coming around once again. Last time this year we mentioned how many people were taking their Valentine's shopping online. This year seems no different, with many of our e-commerce websites featuring new Valentine's Day sections in preparation for the big day, this coming Monday. Saint Valentine's Day, commonly shortened to Valentine's Day, is an annual commemoration held on February 14 celebrating love and affection between in...

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Today sees the highest sales for online retailers and e-commerce websites

By Jordan Hall 29th November 2010


According to a recent BBC article, today is set to become the biggest sales day for online retailers and e-commerce website. It is being called 'Mega Monday', and possibly resembles the Black Friday shopping phenomenon of the general retail world. Monday is expected to be the busiest online shopping day of the year, as consumers get ready for Christmas. Tens of thousands of pounds are expected to be spent online every minute throughout the day, ...

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Valentine’s Day shopping heading online this year

By Jordan Hall 11th February 2010


Valentine's Day is one of 2010's first large shopping day and should hopefully be a great boom for online e-commerce websites trying to promote their Valentine's Day gift products. Lovers will, as always, be celebrating their love and buying one another romantic gifts from a variety of places, hoping to once again win another part of their significant other's heart. In turns out that, according to a research company who has performed several ...

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