Posts in category: Thoughts

Something that has been weighing quite heavily on my mind of late is whether or not racing to and from the office every single day is actually a productive pastime. What I mean is, is it always necessary to be obligated to attend to one’s work schedule in a populated workplace? And why is there…

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The web floods us with clever new ideas and products constantly. There seems to be a nifty little app for everything these days. That’s not to say that there’s no point in coming up with new ideas, it just means that you should probably make sure your ideas are good enough to stand out from…

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When do you know you can trust an API to do what it said on it’s box? Developers are bombarded with countless new releases of “really cool” APIs, promising easy integration and inspiring the creation of ground breaking applications. What they don’t say is that this is just a teaser, and in fact, they’re about…

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I’m pleased to introduce my latest web application development project; an exciting collaboration of ideas from both myself and a colleague. Say hello to wordonthewire! The idea behind this was to create something that would be a one-stop-shop for current, trending information from a range of popular sources on the web. It’s aimed at providing…

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Responsive web design is a hot topic in digital circles these days. A great solution for those viewing sites on mobile devices, for example, as responsive design enables websites to adjust according to the user’s screen resolution, thanks to some pretty nifty developments. Some may consider this the answer to all modern development challenges, but…

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With powerful web technologies like HTML5, CSS3 and advanced Javascript at our disposal, the question arises; which development approach do we choose for mobile applications? Native, web or hybrid? Maybe there isn’t just one solution. I guess it comes down to identifying the needs of the client and considering parameters such as the functionality of…

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So…when is it OK to leave the old guys in our dust? Until the day when there is a standardisation of the way all browsers render code, cross-browser testing is a necessary evil. But surely we can start to cull those that are, to put it plainly, pre-historic? The fact is, web development is constantly…

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When building websites that are heavy on written content, a content management system (CMS) is a great way to handle the maintenance issues. Creating an easy way for the client to regularly update the site themselves, means less hassle for everybody. So, which is best – Joomla, Drupal or WordPress? While there are many arguments…

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Thanks for stopping by. I’m really proud to finally have my new portfolio site up and running. The past year in London has been awesome – I’ve had the chance to work on some big brands, and build some really exciting sites & applications. In the last few years there has been a drastic change…

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