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The ramblings of a front-end dev

Irregular week notes s01e02

If I had to describe my week in two words it would be proactive and disjointed. Work, work and work Last week I had a couple of days out of the office to attend dibi conference in Edinburgh. Which meant a lot of my working week has been catching up o...

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A few nice nice things from Maker Fair uk

If you've never been to a Maker Fair, it is an odd experience to describe, it is like a geeky tech show and tells. The best example I can give is the amazing, panecakeBot, which you can now buy. Do It Kits I love to see technology kits merged with mu...

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give me problems to solve, not solutions implement

For a long time now I've generally been working to deliver user stories. If you are not familiar with a user story it will probably look something like this: Scenario: User adds item to cart Given I'm a logged-in User When I go to the Item page And I...

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Good forms create good experiences

It was interesting reading Forms that Work: Designing Web Forms for Usability by Caroline Jarrett and Gerry Gaffney. This was published in 2008, and all it still remains true today. If you’ve ever used a recent Government service - you’ve should have...

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Irregular week notes s01e01

It seems odd that we have stumbled into March already. February has flown by at a great speed, but then the start of the year is never that interesting. Monday As a front-end developer who works in a team it is always a nervous time when a new produc...

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Irregular week notes s01e00 – the pilot

I enjoy reading peoples week notes. I first saw them crop up when Matt Jukes and Simon Wilson started sharing them. It is a great way of being open about what you are doing and tracking your own progress. I’m not sure I’d generally have enough to tal...

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