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Re-learning to learn to code (and discovering JavaScript’s foibles!)

I don’t know JS So I’ve kinda got stuck in to learning JavaScript. I’ve previously said that I think JavaScript is like the assembler of the web: coding in vanilla JS isn’t really something you should do because it’s too… Continue Reading →

2016: Year of transition โš ๏ธ – 2017: Accepting the inevitable ๐Ÿ™Œ

2016 was a year of transition. 2017? Well, it’s started out with acceptance of things that must be.

So, 2017, should I propose a WordCamp talk on coding basics?

Yes, it’s the third of January and I’m writing a blog post so you’d be quite entitled to think that I’ve started some new year’s resolution to write more and am already three two days behind. ย And, well, that’s not… Continue Reading →

Forays into WordPress Technical Developer Screencasts

Perhaps I should be a teacher after all? The whys and hows of my first forays into technical developer screencasts.

Websites without photos

Examples of websites that use no, or very few photos, simplifying design choices, and making them super fast.

Bear Notes – my new favourite Markdown editor and notes app

New iOS/OSX Markdown notes app “Bear” isn’t for everyone, but if you’re an Apple-using, Markdown-writing power user, it’s excellent. My new favourite.

Anxiety is normal

The people around you – your family, your colleagues, your friends, all probably have anxieties. You may never know it. Go easy on them!

Parenting: Living someone else’s life

And so we’ve come to see that one of the key facts of parenting is that you really truly do start living someone else’s life.

Software doesn’t have to be terrible

TL;DR: We’re coding for the web all wrong. And it’s mostly because of the languages we’re using. We’re piling hack upon hack upon hack. Good coding principles and practices are becoming more common in web development, but I can’t help wishing we… Continue Reading →

Holidays with my favourite people

Back from a brilliant family holiday week. Such a happy time with my favourite people.

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