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Book Review: The City & The City, China Mieville

Time is precious for me having a kid and a demanding job, so I’m pleased I’ve managed to find the time to read The City & The City, China Mieville’s (very successful) attempt at the crime thriller genre.

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The Only Time I'll Talk About My Religious Beliefs

You may have noticed that I refer to myself as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses occasionally. I don’t think I’ve openly discussed this subject with any of you so far. However, I think that, out of curiosity, someone might like to know a little bit more. This post aims to tell you the only time I’ll talk about my religion in my professional sphere.

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Updated Typeface: Introducing Skybird

So a few weeks’ ago I discovered a very small but excellently designed typeface from a Phitra Design called Skybird. I decided almost at once that I would use it on deliciousreverie, and replace the old typeface, Vollkorn from Google Fonts

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WordCamp London 2016 Writeup

Wordcamp London 2016 was a great chance to make new friends and learn some excellent insights about running a successful agency, wordpress security and the necessity of backups, and some other stuff I’ve already started to use on a daily basis. Here’s my roundup.

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The Conversational User Interface

This phrase the conversational interface has been bouncing around in my brain since I attended Wordcamp London, I can’t remember who mentioned it as being one of the things to watch out for in the coming year or years, but it has really struck me a something that I think could be significant and important.

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Delaying click event in vanilla JavaScript

I was inspired by Rachel Nabors’ site to add a short delay to users’ clicking on a link on my website, so that I could add a brief animation that would run before the redirection took place. Here’s how I did it

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Finally [a fitting job title]

I’ve always felt that my place in the web development industry has been misunderstood. It’s been misunderstood by recruiters, by my employers, and more often that not, by myself as well. But over the past few weeks a new concept has been gaining ground that I identify with closely, and if this catches on, I think it could change the face of our industry.

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On Being An Advocate

I’ve always been interested in psychology but never went further than college with it. Recently a friend introduced me to the Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator Test. It illuminated some important traits of my personality and hilighted the motivation behind the goals I have. I thought I’d go over a few points that interested me here.

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Using the Srcset attribute on images

So, I’ve been using the relatively new (and somewhat confusing) srcset attribute to serve a couple of interesting use cases lately. This spec is really, really useful in certain circumstances, two of which I’d like to share with you here.

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Do We Need Industry Regulation?

This is an awkward question to ask. There are many benefits that I can see to our clients and to us as professionals, but there are also some really bad pitfalls that could damage our industry.

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“Design isn't just how it looks. Design is what it does.” —Steve Jobs