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The Big Picture

I think it’s important for junior developers to learn to see the bigger picture in projects. However, this can be hard for new developers…

Build Yourself Up

What I've written here is meant for developers but I think it could work for anyone :)I feel like this post could be part of a series all…

Pair Programming

Firstly, what is pair programming? It’s two developers sitting together, usually at one computer, where one types code and the other checks…

Apart From Code

After a brilliant meeting with Richard, the tech lead at my company, where we discussed my progress as a developer and what I could start…

New Camera

I got a new camera. It's really lovely. Why do people buy cameras though? Is it to take pictures of their friends, to sit there looking…

JSUnconf

The first unconf I’ve ever been to just wrapped up and it’s been a really great experience. Not least because of the thoughtful, kind and…

House Elves

I’ve been wanting to write about psychology for a while now. However, despite having quite a few years of formal education in it, I was…

Nobody Said CSS Is Easy

Wait, some people have said this. But I'd like to politely voice the opinion that they are wrong.For almost two months, I have been working…

Books

I am starting this post almost 4 months too late, but I want it here so I can be kept (at least a little) accountable for starting (and…

Unit Tests

This is a bit of a retrospective post, because the things I’m going to talk about happened on the last day of January. It was the day before…

Remembering Why

(Originally published on SuperYesMore)Your productivity is all about you.I don’t ever like to advocate for lists like “10 ways to boost your…

What Am I Looking For?

Equally importantly - what are you looking for?What people want is important. And that’s never truer for web developers and for the people…

JPG? PNG? SVG?

There is a room that contains all there is to know about images. The door to it is locked. Most of us have casually peered through its…

3 Months Vegan

I watched the documentary “What the Earth” three months ago and became vegan the very next day – totally cold turkey – no meat, no milk, no…

Newbie Dev Tips

I coached a new codebar student on HTML tonight. As she and I made our websites on owls, many tips for new developers popped into my head…

What I Learned Today

Today I sat with Russell Ward, technical director at The Unit. We talked about how I can get involved in the development team as part of my…

URLs

Welcome to my learning process. Today I tried learning about URLs.1: Sizzling Intro (Overconfidence)URLs are still a killer feature of the…

IndieWebCamp

My experience of IndieWebCamp Nürnberg (check out the GIF at the end!) was complemented by Beyond Tellerrand Düsseldorf and the Evaluating…

Mobile First

Today I realised I wasn't adhering to a new, up-and-coming idea called 'Mobile First'...maybe you've heard of it?Once I had written a…

HTTPS Poem

Sending info over the Web?If yes it pays to use your head.HTTP is the protocol whichCan send data at the flip of a switch.But did you think…

Storytelling

Today I was lucky to attend a workshop on storytelling held by Matt.In two short hours, we did various thought exercises, shared our tips on…

Preparing to Talk

It is T-minus 4 months and 3 days until I am due to give my first talk on web stuff at Material in Iceland.I decided to jump in the deep end…

What I Learned Today

At Clearleft today, I ran through many new (and some familiar) things with Jeremy:We talked about Jeremy's upcoming event - Patterns Day…

Cookies

What is a cookie? If you have a sweet tooth like me you might imagine a round, freshly-baked treat containing chocolate chips:Conversely…

UX Curriculum

Inspired by David Venturi's writing, this article includes a bit about me, something about fun, and my UX curriculum. Being new to User…

GET vs. POST Requests

Amidst a learning spree on semantic HTML and the ways servers communicate with web browsers, I was introduced to 'GET' and 'POST' requests…

Markup-Masterclass

Today I spent a great day at Clearleft, soaking in the lovely atmosphere, chatting with the wonderful staff. I sat down in the morning to…

Learning

I discover ideas every day by talking to people, listening to them, reading, writing, attending events, going to meetups, sharing ideas…

Mentorship

It was around October last year when I arrived at 68 Middle Street for a codebar session. It was the first time I had been in the building…

Germany Trip

An incredible time with wonderful friends ❤Click here for the video22.02.17 - Brighton Coach Station23.02.17 - Cologne24.02.17 - Essen25.0…