Gulp & Sass

Just been toying with performance of compiling sass - some weird things I've spotted.

Arachnidlabs Minishift and Ubuntu / Pi

The Minishift by Arachnidlabs is this crazy awesome little pixel screen that you can use to display text or what not.

Fetch is the new XHR

Fetch is a simpler way of getting resources in Javascript compared to XHR. This post is just a brain dump of how to use fetch to make requests.

What the Virtual Viewport?

We've heard the term "virtual viewport" get kicked around the office over the past few days and no one knew what it was. Rick Byers to the rescue.

Trying to do a Good Job

Developing sites with backend and front end logic, build processes, preprocessors, what ever else makes it hard to keep things clean and sane. How I've reworked things.

DevTools Ideas

Having worked with service worker in Chrome, there are a few areas where I'm at odds with DevTools as to how to get a sane workflow.

Push Notifications & Service Worker

Service worker is a seriously bad ass API. But what do you do with a bad ass API? Make it totes legit with some push notifications.

I promise the article is better than this intro.

What You Need to Know About the WebView in L

The WebView in Lollipop has been updated to M37 and comes with some new API's and alterations to some behaviours. I've noted them down just in case.

Your Guide to SSL on Nginx

Everyone is moving to add SSL support on their site. If you're using Nginx and looking to do the same then this post is for you, walking you through from start to finish on how to add SSL support.

Is the Web a Developers Cwtch?

The web is awesome, no doubt about it. But are the very features that make it so powerful, also act as the very thing that holds it back.

Raspberry Pi <3 Node

I love Node for it's hackability. While I'm not entirely sure it will work with the electronics on a Pi, it's a safe bet for a quick and dirty web server.

WebP Support with ImageMagick and PHP

This was something I've been meaning to try and figure out one way or the other. WebP has some huge wins for reducing images sizes, so here's my first attempt at getting something up and running.

Let's Look at Load Time Performance

After getting my site to a score of 100/100 on PageSpeed Insights, I couldn't help but look into the one little niggle (read issue) I had with the way I achieved the score.

Building Mobile Cordova Apps with Web Starter Kit

Web Starter Kit is an opinionated set of tools to help developers get started with development as quickly as possible. This post will cover how you can integrate Web Starter Kit with Cordova apps.

Web Performance Monitor

One of my main gripes about PageSpeed Insights is that I have to go and manually run each of my pages through it. Instead I went and put together a little tool to do it for me.

Don't forget kiddlywinks #PerfMatters

Installing SSL Certs...

You get more and more perks in terms of API access when you have SSL on your site and ServiceWorker is enough for me to bite the bullet and go SSL. Here are the notes from my experience with

WebView in the Developer Preview of L

The WebView has been updated in the preview release of L and brings with it some new web platform features.

CodeIgniter + Markdown + Libraries = Hell

Ever tried getting a third party library working in CodeIgniter? No? Oh, well maybe it's best to keep it that way aye.

Pagespeed Score Hunt

Ever wondered what you could do to improve your sites page load time?

PageSpeed Insights is a tool which highlights any problem areas on your site and this is how I got my score up to 100/100.