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10MB Club

20 Nov 2020

Yesterday @bradtaunt’s launched 1MB Club which celebrates sites which download less than 1MB of resources. I figure we should have a stick to work with his carrot, so here’s 10MB Club. A ‘hall of shame’...

Moving from Medium to Jekyll

12 May 2020

Over on the hiyacar blog I’ve written up how and why we moved that blog away from Medium to Jekyll hosted on Netlify and using Cloudflare workers to proxy through the main domain. Go check...

Hello (again) Firefox

21 Nov 2019

I have recently returned to using Firefox as my main browser. I had been a Chrome user for many years. I switched shortly after it launched because it seemed much faster (remember when V8 was...

Basic testing for mobile devices in a desktop browser

10 Jun 2016

My browser of choice for development is Google’s Chrome Canary, a very frequently updated bleeding edge build of Chrome allowing you to preview upcoming features. One feature that I’ve been very fond of since its...

Track traffic exiting your site, without jQuery

7 Aug 2015

A few years ago (well, over five years ago!) I published an article that showed you how to use Google Analytics to track traffic exiting your site with a little bit of jQuery. Now while...

Building WordStream

25 Jan 2015

Last week I spent a couple of hours playing with some new technology and built wordstream, a real-time word cloud generated from the twitter sample stream. Here’s how. The twitter streaming APIs are a very...

My Favorite Ruby gems

1 Sep 2014

Many tasks that would otherwise take hours or days to build can be easily implemented by simply including the relevant Ruby Gem in your project. Here’s my pick of interesting, useful and most-importantly time-saving gems:...

Good API Documentation

7 Feb 2011

So you're a developer (you're not a developer? then maybe this post isn't for you, but feel free to read on), and as with most developers you spend a lot of your time looking up...