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New kid on the block(chain)

I’m excited about the blockchain, both as a technology and philosophy. The blockchain is a distributed system for exchanging value, which removes the need for central institutions. []

Ecstatic for static

I've taken the time to move this site from an old ExpressionEngine (ee) CMS install to Jekyll, my favourite static site generator. The challenge was to replicate my CMS site without too much fudging. It turned out to be really straightforward. []

Don’t stop, Hammer time

I'm happy to be using Hammer again. Hammer is a little front end web tool that's very suited to prototyping. It’s essentially a static site generator that supports html includes, variables, Sass, Markdown, and other handy stuff. []

A layman’s approach to SEO

I occasionally get a request to do some SEO work. I'm far from being an SEO expert, though most of the things I make do pretty well on our favourite search engine. I usually offer the following tips. []

2016 tech goals

It’s a brand new year in a few hours time, so it's time to set a few simple goals for 2016. []

Inspiration from print design

I've been inspired by some brilliant print work recently. There's a ton of great design, much of it independently published. []

Transformations at DotYork

I enjoyed attending the DotYork conference at the City Screen in York, on May 1st. The focus was on the personal experiences of the speakers as they followed their chosen paths, rather than anything technical. []

Sublime Text and the Sumi Brush

Does drawing help design? I love to draw, and love to write good markup for well conceived designs, and I wonder if there's an overlap. []

From Costa coffee to the C4Di

Great to attend the 5th anniversary of Hull Digital at the C4Di last night. I was one of the small group at the very first Hull Digital meet up, half a decade ago. []

Experiences with Sketch and PixelMator

I completed a trial with Sketch from Bohemian Coding today, which I've added to my toolbox for handy graphic apps. It's the Fireworks I'd never loved. []