1. You don't know Git - Jason McCreary - Laracon Online

    I know my way around Git but for anything more than the basics I’ll end up googling solutions. Jason’s talk packed in so much Git wisdom and gave me a few ‘mind blown’ moments. My main takeaway was that you...

  2. JavaScript30

    JavaScript30 is a fun series of tutorials. It introduced me to modern JavaScript after a couple of years of over-relying on jQuery. Day 1: Drum kit The goal for day one was to make a drum kit that responds to...

  3. Common Gulp Tasks

    I’ve been using Gulp for a couple of years now. I originally had huge set of tasks available so that I’d be ready for any problem, but it became a dependency nightmare, especially when working with Windows (try deleting the...

  4. Talk Web Design 2015

    TalkWD managed to improve on last years’ conference with a fine mix of practical, fun and inspirational talks. I went away with renewed passion for progressive enhancement and accessibility, and excitement about future improvements to browsers. A special thanks to...

  5. Increasing my productivity: tools and techniques for better computer usage

    I spend a lot of time in front of a computer and have been getting frustrated at my lack of speed when navigating and typing. I started improving things a couple of months ago and thought it would be useful...

  6. Responsive Day Out 2

    I had a good responsive day out in Brighton last Friday. Last year’s event felt like a group therapy session at times—speakers and attendees were struggling with the challenges of responsive design, but left feeling relieved that everyone had similar...

  7. Talk Web Design 2014

    I had been looking forward to this conference for a while and TalkWD was definitely worth the wait. A big thank you to David and Prisca for bringing it together. Here are some notes I scrawled onto a napkin: Pui-Ling...

  8. Show and Hide files on OSX easily

    One gripe I have had with OSX is that it seemed unnecessarily difficult to view hidden files. Luckily I found Ian Lunn’s article: Quickly Show/Hide Hidden Files on Mac OS X Mavericks It is worth spending a minute setting up...

  9. Custom 404 pages with WordPress

    I recently worked on a project which required its own 404 page for branding purposes. I created a htaccess file in my project directory and pointed it to my custom 404 page, but it didn’t work. It turns out that...

  10. CSS class naming and BEM: Contemporary practice

    Web standards When discussing CSS naming conventions today it is worth taking a step back and looking at the history of CSS and web standards. Version one of CSS was released in 1996 but it wasn’t until the late 90s...