Front-End Developer

Posted In: 2014

Photoshop Witchcraft

Recently I received some work from a client which involved creating and editing lots of images to fit in with their Magento website. I didn’t have Photoshop at the time as I don’t generally do much design work so I’m used to relying on tools such as and online image editors. However, I took […]

Adventures in Ubuntu

For the last 15 years I’ve been a Windows man. Not by choice really but by routine. I first started on Windows 95, I’ve never been rich enough to afford a mac and I always assumed Linux involved some sort of ninja qualification in using the command line. However, over the last few months I’ve […]

Speed up the Web

The web is an ever-changing entity. With the rising use of smartphones, tablets and other touch screen devices it is becoming more and more likely that somebody will want to view your webpage on a slow internet connection such as 3G. This is fine of course, I would estimate I use my phone for more […]


Let me start of by saying I’m not exactly the world’s greatest quiz player. In fact I seem to be missing the trivia part of my brain, so the prospect of pub quizzes doesn’t usually excite me – until now that is. Speedquizzing is a system whereby a quizmaster hosts a quiz from a laptop […]

Bootstrap 3 to the Rescue

Having spent a lot of time creating websites from scratch I thought it would be a good idea to try out a framework to speed up my productivity. I initially had a look at Joomla, WordPress and Drupal but nothing really clicked as they offer a fundamentally different way to create web pages and I […]

MOOCS for All

There was a time – not too long ago – whereby if you wanted to learn about a new subject you either enrolled at the local college or borrowed a bunch of books from the library. Nowadays things are so much different. Just a quick online search will reveal blogs / videos / tutorials / […]

Retro Gaming in an Afternoon

I’ve spent a lot of time making webpages and writing code in various languages but to create your own game must be really difficult, right? Well that’s what I thought until a friend asked me to have a look at Stencyl – a GUI editor for making games which work across multiple platforms. The interface […]

Cast Away

When I bought a new TV a few years back internet TVs were new and expensive and way out of my budget. This has meant that if I wanted to show people YouTube vids or holiday photos on Facebook we’d all have to gather round a laptop in the kitchen or even look at them […]