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Going Vanilla – initial thoughts on building a theme with no build tools

I’m attempting to build a WordPress theme with no build tool using only “vanilla” CSS and JS. Here’s some initial thoughts I’ve had after getting started.

My new CSS framework: SUCSS!

Everyone is writing about CSS, and I work with CSS, so I guess I should write about CSS too. Here’s the new idea: SUCSS!

Not all software development processes are equal

Coding is easy / software engineering is hard – we need more engineers! Foreward: This post has been in my drafts for ages. I’m hesitant to publish because…well…how could little old me have a valid critique of such a software… Continue Reading →

Where do I fit?

I’m a bit stuck with my plans for 2019. The big question really, is: where do I fit in the world of web development?

Skirting the iOS/Safari audio auto-play policy for UI sound effects

In some cases involving asynchronous operations, Safari’s auto-playing media policies seem to prevent playing sounds, when playing them should be OK and when other browsers are fine with playing them. Here’s a dive into it with example code and a workaround!

Command Line shortcuts: a cheatsheet

A bunch of @climagic’s command-line keyboard shortcuts collated for reference.

Statamic: First impressions

While the confusion over the launch of WordPress’s new “Gutenberg” editor continues, I’ve been considering some other options. As someone who also works in the Laravel world, Statamic is making a pretty big blip on my radar. It’s a content… Continue Reading →

One does not simply log into WordPress and build a form

There are more questions you need to ask about forms than you think.

Beat the Street – tinkering with a virtual version of the game

In Swindon at the moment there is this brilliant “game” called “Beat the Street” intended to get people out and about and walking and cycling. They have put more than 170 boxes around the town, strapped to lampposts, and they… Continue Reading →

Helpful IT notice: emails with your password in!

Yesterday I looked in the spam box in my email account, and found that there were some messages in there that had an old, out-of-date password in the subject line. These were quite scary-looking messages trying to blackmail me. But… Continue Reading →

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