html & bacon

The ramblings of a front-end dev

my very own digital rot

Some time ago now I started moving some articles from medium to this blog when doing this I realised I had completely broken my own links when I moved from Jekyll to eleventy. It wasn't a platform disappearing it was a mistake with one line of code. ...

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the opportunity

After three attempts I've given up trying to write a 2019 review post. It has been a year of arkward team conversations and JFDI. It hasn't all been bad, the teams I have worked on have been resilient, held the course, and ultimately got the right re...

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the now, the next and the next next

Sometimes on a service team, the ebb and flow of sprints will break down. Largely I've seen this happen because the team is caught up in the now and loses focus on the next. The now is important, but the now quickly becomes yesterday. A team needs to...

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blogging the blogs

It seems odd that the last post on my blog was about going from ghost to Jekyll over a year old! That isn't to say I haven't blogged, On a team who is responsible for accessibility? working with templates What is a component in a design system? Story...

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Building a community of speakers

One of the things I love most about Newcastle is the great community of meet-ups. As well as frontend NE there is Sunderland Digital, NUX Newcastle, JavaScript NE, Ladies of Code and PHP NE to name but a few. (You can find more at https://www.techdia...

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Reflections on running a first conference

When I started talking to Gavin, who ran both DIBI and Industry Conf, he said that “running a conference will be one of the most challenging things you ever do”, he wasn’t wrong. It seemed a natural progression from running a regular meet-up but I ma...

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