16 May 2016
Last week, I shut down a personal site. Sussex Pub Links was a directory of pub websites (and related links) but, after a review, I decided it was time to close it.
28 March 2016
I was checking out the Guardian's website recently (in Chrome DevTools, as you do) and spotted how they use the ::before pseudo-element to create list item bullet points. Here's how it's done.
24 February 2016
A bit of a throwaway question I know. But, I'm finding it increasingly difficult to find the time to work on (redevelop) my own sites (this blog included, as you can probably tell).
31 December 2015
My review of the year. Things I have done and enjoyed. Work, conferences and meet-ups and coworking. Running and parkruns. Cycling a lot.
08 November 2015
I'm converting a few of my sites to use SVG images instead of icon fonts and here are the reasons.
29 September 2015
I wanted to show related posts on this site and for posts in the News section of my CVW Web Design site. For example, the What is my USP post displays two related articles in the sidebar. And the post you are reading now displays two related posts in the Perch category in the sidebar. Here's how I have done that with Perch blog.
31 August 2015
I wanted to list my blog posts according to the year of publication. The page would have headings for each year with a list of posts underneath. This is what I've done to achieve that using Perch CMS and its Blog app.
26 July 2015
26 June 2015
A few days ago, I visited sunny Brighton for Responsive Day Out 3 (subtitled The Final Breakpoint) which was the last of the Responsive Day Out one day conferences, organised by Jeremy Keith (and Clearleft). Nominally, the overarching subject of the day was responsive web design (RWD) (but more about that later).
If you don't know, the conferences are more informal than some others. Yes, there were tickets (a very reasonable £80) but there were no name badges or any other conference trappings. Just turn up, give your name, take a sticker (for getting into the venue) and that's all. Here are a few of my thoughts about the day.
28 May 2015
I've been checking out WordPress themes as starting points for my web design and development projects. I've written about why I want to work with WordPress and with Perch CMS and, as part of that, I need to be able to offer a WordPress theme customisation service for projects that fit my requirements for WordPress.