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Adding Client Side Validation on reCaptcha V2 in Umbraco 7 - 28th October 2020

I needed to add a reCaptcha to a contact form on a large website I recently built. Shortly after the website went live, there was a massive amount of spam coming from the contact form, so the obvious thing to do was to add a reCaptcha to it.

I added a reCaptcha and it worked great, but the ony issue I had was that it couldn't validate if the reCaptcha had been checked on the client side. To do this required the form to be posted back to the server side. As the other form fields were validated on the client side, it looked strange that you could submit the form without checking the reCaptcha and only then show a message to say the reCaptcha needed checking. But I managed to find a way of doing it using JavaScript.

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Update - August 2020 - 31st August 2020

It's been a while since I've posted here, so here's a quick update on what I've been doing. For over a year now I have been working on a large website build for a UK based healthcare company.

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Update - January 2019 - 15th January 2019

Before Christmas I designed a few more pump clips and some bottle labels for Darkland Brewery.

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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Are you ready? - 26th March 2018

It’s not long now until the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force. So, the big question is: Are you ready for GDPR? Have you even heard of it?

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Do you know how secure your website is? - 17th November 2017

Website security is important. You might think your website has nothing that hackers might want, but many websites are not hacked to steal data. They are hacked for various reasons. This could be to host illegal content or to send spam emails or launch denial of service attacks on other websites.

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Meridian Colour website launched - 1st September 2017

I've been working on a website for Meridian Colour UK. They have never had a website until now.

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Should I build my own website or pay a web designer to do it? - 8th August 2017

You might be a start-up business needing a website or an established business wanting to update or re-design your existing website. So, the big question is, should I try and do it myself, or pay a professional web designer to do it.

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Update Meridian Colour UK - 11th June 2017

I'm currently working on a website for Meridian Colour UK Ltd. They currently don't have a web site, so I am starting from scratch.

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Haworth Ghost Tours website launched - 26th May 2017

One of the things I've been working on recently is the new Haworth Ghost Tours website. Designed and developed to replace a website built in 2011.

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Does your business need to have a website? - 15th May 2017

Maybe not, a web presence can be enough for many businesses. It could be a website, but it could also be a Facebook business page, a Google business page, an eBay shop or something else. You might even have more than one web presence. I have a website, a Facebook Page, a Google business Page, and a LinkedIn business page.

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Update: Haworth Ghost Tours - 23rd April 2017

I'm currently working on a redesign and update for the Haworth Ghost Tours website. The new website will be more modern...

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