We’re very excited to announce that Sommelier.net.au has had a major upgrade.

It’s the first of a series of changes that we have planned so the fun doesn’t stop here.

The biggest change is that the sight has had a total makeover. The new look is a lot cleaner and easier to use.

We’ve also rearranged a few

section so that it flows a little better.

The other big addition is that of a ‘Wishlist’ functionality. A few users asked for this and we thought it was a good idea so you can now add bottle that you want to buy to Sommelier.net.au.

There are a range of other improvements as as I say, there are plenty more to come.

We hope you like it and we encourage you to let us know what you think by emailing us at wine@sommelier.net.au


The first update for Gallery Only is now available.

It makes some minor changes to the layout on both the HTML and

CSS side which means that anything appearing below the gallery is spaced out a little better.

We’ve added a new class, .go_clear which adds this spacing and could be edited for the purposes of customisation if needed.


We’re really

excited to announce our new WordPress Plugin, ‘Gallery Only’. It may not be the most imaginative name in the world but we’re quite pleased with its functionality.

It takes the standard WordPress Gallery and applies the Moodular jQuery plugin to make the gallery pretty.

It’s very straight forward to use but also quite customisable with further customisations already under development.

For now you can download it from our page and we’ll have it up on the WordPress site as soon as possible.

Update: and it’s now up on the WordPress Plugin Directory site.

We hope you enjoy it!

Here’s a Demo featuring a series of photos by Ariane Barton:


We were stoaked when we were asked recently to put together a web services for NAWLZ, an online interactive comic that recently released an iPad version of its award-winning comic.

We love the comic so considered it an honour to be able to contribute in some small way.

The creator wished to be able to provide ‘VIP access’ and trial subscriptions to users for the purpose of reviewing and promotion.

We developed a ‘back end’ where the creator could generate tokens that would then be emailed to the designated user. When the user enters their details on the iPad app, the app would check with the web service and then provide additional access depending on the result.

Simple enough but good fun too.

Tech notes: The web service was build using PHP

and MySQL. The data was transmitted as JSON over an SSH connection.