In this article, I ask Indigo Tree customers if they think that website load speed matters? Is it something they factor into design decisions, pricing, and expected Return on Investment when commissioning a website project? I then hilight the business reasons why it should…
2016 as a year was as unconventional as they come. Globally there have been some massive shifts politically, socially and in other ways. My life too has taken some pretty interesting turns. I’m following suit here by posting a quick review of my year and what I hope I can achieve in 2017 from a professional perspective.
For a while now I’ve felt like I’m leaving Wordpress behind me. It’s a great platform and I certainly wouldn’t be a developer if Wordpress hadn’t got me started along this route. However, comes a time when all of us must press on to things that help us to continue to grow; I don’t feel that Wordpress is that tool. So I’m moving on to Laravel.
Is it just me or does Apple’s iCloud seem like a very simple solution to a problem all of us in a connected world face? That of storing, managing and sharing photos of our loved ones, holidays and interests with others? Instead of being faced with ever increasing charges from Apple to store my stuff, I decided to get a solution I could be more in control of.
A Few weeks ago, I wrote a post about how I was taking a journey through the studio albums of Bob Dylan, starting with his first eponymous album, and discovering new albums and tracks along the way which resonated with me. I’m now about half way through the catalogue, and have encountered a few surprises.
Typography on the web is a world of hard choices. I started this website using quite a different set of fonts than I have now. But since then my perspective has changed on a few things, and I’ve finally switched to an entirely new set of fonts for deliciousreverie.co.uk. Here’s a few of the processes I’ve been through when considering these changes.
I’ve been in & out of love with Bob Dylan for many years. I started listening in my early 20’s, bought a compilation album, but I have to say that I just didn’t get it. Now, 16 years later, I’m listening to every album he’s produced so far.
I recently attended what I hope will be the first Frontier Conference held in London. The event was a mix of design & development, with some experienced speakers and some who are fairly new to public speaking. I benefited from the opportunity to network as well as listening to these insightful talks.
At a new job I’ve been tasked with moving to Windows as my main production environment. At first approaching this idea with some trepidation, I have since discovered and been able to install the new Windows Subsystem for Linux on my PC, and it’s proven to be a really useful tool.
Like a lot of things in the web world, CSS is a bit of mess. As the web gets more complicated, the tools and languages we use need to develop with us. This is currently happening as the W3C push forward with new functionality like Grid and Flexbox, but until those come into general use, we can aim to limit the risk of our code becoming unfathomable by other developers.