Recently I had a week away from the office – using up remaining holiday, catching up on freelance work and stretching my legs in Skyrim – before starting my new job at Stickyeyes (it’s going great by the way). Now in the office, I’ve noticed a lot of cool stuff this past week or so.
I originally started a private blog years ago to make note of useful development bits and pieces. Nowadays there’s a little of everything here, from development and digital news to gaming and guitar stuff.
A bit of a mixed bag this week, from movie news to a flashy bit of data-handling by Foursquare. There’s been so many interesting links popping up over the last week or so that I thought I best keep it brief, otherwise I’d go totally overboard!
I’ve had a few conversations recently about CSS pre-processors (my life isn’t all car chases and crime fighting) and have been dabbling with different things myself. They’ve definitely changed the way I think about my CSS and, on doing a direct comparison of two very similar projects, using a pre-processor saved me a large chunk […]
Another hiccup with RoyalSlider recently. Each slide on a banner was split in two; the left half with a static background image and dynamic text, the right half containing a dynamic image with static text absolutely-positioned on top. The issue arose with the static text in the right-hand side not appearing while using Safari on a Mac or iOS device.
Luckily, I found an unexpected fix.
Taking a leaf from Rachael, our Digital Marketing Exec at Cloudspotting, I’m going to throw together lists of news and links that I’ve stumbled across.
Sony’s PS4 launch-event in NYC is over, but controversially there was no sign of the PS4 itself. Have Sony screwed up or are they the biggest trolls in marketing, using our rage to fuel the fires of their publicity?
Opera Software announced two big things this morning: They now have 300 million monthly users. New Opera products will use WebKit, rather than their own Presto rendering engine. Love Letter The announcement reads like a love-letter to web standards and the advancement of the open-web: The WebKit project now has the kind of standards support that we could only dream […]
Messy desk, messy mind. Or something like that. Sick of my cluttered desk, I set about putting things in order to see how it affects my productivity.
On a whim, I recently learned to knit. Rather, I started to learn to knit. I haven’t yet learned how to stop knitting – by which I mean that at the moment, I’m unable to turn what I’m doing into anything of use. Even so, it’s a new skill and a relaxing one at that. This morning I stumbled […]
This time last week Chris and I were at Handheld Conference in Cardiff, Wales. If you didn’t see what I wrote on Friday, or just want to catch-up, have a read of Part I. It was a long day, but thankfully we got to grab some lunch mid-way through. Bellies stuffed, we headed back in… Kevin Mears, in-house […]
Last weekend, through the cold, the dark and the rain, Chris and I made the long journey over to Cardiff. Not for rugby, not for shopping, but for Handheld Conference; a series of talks based around mobile technologies. Right now, mobile is big news. And by “mobile” I don’t just mean your smartphone; tablets are getting more powerful […]