Hack tool, please contact support – WordPress

I came across an error recently that users were getting when trying to login to book events on a wordpress site. The error was:

“Hack tool, please contact support”

That didn’t look great, and some users thought their machines were compromised. Having looked in to it, it’s a problem with the headers in the .htaccess file. To resolve this error (I’ve seen a number of users with this issue), add this block to your .htaccess file.

<ifModule mod_headers.c> 
Header set Set-Cookie wordpress_test_cookie=WP+Cookie+check 

St. Anne’s College Oxford Graduate Community Site


The new St. Anne’s College MCR (Middle Common Room) website is finally online! Previously, edits could only be done through one person and maintaining/uploading files was a nightmare. Now, everything is managed via a WordPress site (very excellent stack by the way, despite all my protests about PHP) bringing editing to all, plus event management is all integrated in to one site.


Have a look and check it out. We’re adding more content over the next few days, but much of the heavy lifting has already been done.

Penguin Lifelines Site



I have been very fortunate to have worked on a project with a topic of particular interest to me, Penguins!!


Penguin Lifelines aims to catalogue to effects on Penguins in the Antarctic through the creation of observation sites around the Antarctic, essentially portable web cams, that beam images back to a server in Oxford. These images are then automatically analysed by image processing software to count the number of penguins in the image, and record these numbers over time. The data will then be used to inform policy and contribute to importance research in the Antarctic.

Dr. Tom Hart, from the Department of Zoology at Oxford University asked Antarctic Design to create a website for them, with the remit of increasing awareness of the project whilst also increasing the likelihood of people donating to the project.

Here are the results of the work!

penguin-lifelines-home Screen Shot 2013-03-04 at 17.07.04


If you can, please help Tom carry out this work with a donation!

Updated portfolio

I’m in the process of updating the site, mainly to remove some of the text currently shown as an image and to make things more dynamic. Here is the first change, a cleaner portfolio, no need to drag the projector reel like before.

Higher res graphic and whatever else that has been created when a logo is clicked on.