designsignature is a small agency run and operated by me (Jacques [Jayx] Mostert). I specialise in converting bitmap to HTML and/or WordPress themes by night and build (predominantly) ecommerce sites by day.

I currently work full time as a tech manager/web developer (front-end/mobile) at Woolworths Online, but still maintain a small client base of design agencies and hosting clients. You can read more about this in the services section of this site.

Occasionally I still dabble in the world of design, but most of my freelance energy is focused on/around front-end technologies (HTML/CSS/JS).


A brief overview of my work history ...

  • 2015Technical Manager Online Front-end - Woolworths: retail, e-commerce.
  • 2011Front-end Team Lead - takealot.com: e-commerce.
  • 2009CSS Programmer - Naspers (Wiki Unit): WhosWhoSA, Ancestry24, New History SA, Schools Wiki Project.
  • 2007Facilitator - Damelin: multi-media, design software.
  • 2006Owner/Partner - eactive: tourism web portal, web design/development agency.
  • 2005Owner - designsignature: design, web development, WordPress, web hosting.
  • 2003General Manager - Creative Publications: design, print, publishing incorporating The Bargain Bulleting, Garden Route Property Magazine, Vibrant Living Lifestyle Magazine, Creative Touch Design Agency.

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My WordPress site was hacked, what now?

This still happens all too frequently and I am bombarded with notifications of failed login attempts, as hackers try to access any number of any of the WordPress sites I maintain, daily … this is the story of that one time – that one website that they managed to hack and the chaos that ensued as I wrestled with the consequences.

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Disable video autoplay on LinkedIn

LinkedIn (recently) included a feature that starts autoplaying videos on your timeline as you scroll then into view. In case you were wondering (as I was) how to prevent those annoying videos of/posted by Brett-you-know-who from autoplaying on your LinkedIn time line - wonder no more ...

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If you reference W3Schools ...

If you reference W3Schools as "spec" on stackoverflow, you are a bad person #justsaying

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