When we talk about design systems, a lot of time is spent talking about what a thing is, creating a shared understanding to what things are is just as important as what the names themselves. These things are thought about as getting progressively big...Read more about What is a component in a design system?
One of the parts of my job I enjoy most is getting to spend time with the wider team and sharing what we are doing. Thursday, Craig and Simon hosted a patterns meet-up in Leeds. This work has stopped and started a few times now for various reasons, s...Read more about Thoughts from DWP Digital design Patterns meetup 1
Seems like it is a New Year tradition that I move my blog to a new format. Last year I moved from Ghost to markdown and WordPress, this meant my site was a little easier to manage but also a lot slower. Over 2017 I got to use jekyll on a couple of si...Read more about going static
Whenever I am pairing with other developers we always seem to hit a similar topic; abstraction. There is ever a clear-cut answer to that question, as it requires the context of the code and the state of the application. Overly abstracted code can mak...Read more about templating - from html to macros
I had an odd feeling looking at my weeknotes notes, they where blank this is probably reflective of an over busy week! Monday The Monday before a sprint ends is always an odd one, I seem to spend a long time closing JIRA tasks and making sure everyth...Read more about Weeknotes s01e06-h3althy_t3ns1ons.mp4
My s01e04 where not a typical week most weeks what I do is generally a lot more focused around development work (as you will see very shortly), but I am excited that I now have a streak of two. Monday I pushed an update to govuk-elements-nunjucks, it...Read more about Weeknotes s01e05— refact0r_y0ur_life_away.mpeg