ES6 Destructuring Assignment Syntax

A delve into the world of ES6 Destructuring Assignments. Including how to access nested arrays and objects and how it helped me to learn React.


Iterating through JSON data in React

A look at fetching data from a third party API, and looping through it to show results using Object.keys

Learning React

Each year, I make the decision to learn something new or extend my knowledge base on a specific subject related to the world of Web Development. In the past I've focussed on topics directly relating to WordPress, and looked at things like how to use the WordPress API or the WP Command Line Interface (CLI).... Continue Reading →

Specificity and why its !important

I don't often share internal training notes, but this is one I'm especially proud of. Mostly because I found a way to tie in Lego Star Wars 🙂 The Scenario Each Friday the office all have bacon butties, which is an incredibly nice gesture, during that time we often do some internal training across all... Continue Reading →

A Web Community

Yesterday I was witness to something very special indeed… I went to UpFront Conf in Manchester, and while it was utterly awesome in its own right, there was one very specific highlight that surpasses anything I’ve ever seen at a conference before. And that was Eric Meyer’s video address to the conference at the end... Continue Reading →

Using CSS GRID with Magento 2 Layouts

Building a bespoke CSS framework compatible with Magento 2, with fallbacks to the Snowdog Blank SASS theme has been an exciting challenge. Mostly because I've had the opportunity to play with some of the new features coming through in CSS. Possibly the most important of those new features is GRID CSS (now with added browser... Continue Reading →

Using Frontools out of the Box

As I'm sure many of you are aware, I do much more than just WordPress development these days. I now also work with Magento 2 doing frontend development for Fisheye Webdesign. As part of the development process it is important to understand the set of frontend tools used to compile SASS and create the necessary... Continue Reading →

Lightning Talk at FrontEnd North 2016

On Friday September 30th I was lucky enough to be included in the lineup for Frontend North in Sheffield. For those fo you that don't know what Frontend North is, it is a full day conference held in Sheffield full of frontend goodness! Full details can be found on their website here: I spoke about some... Continue Reading →

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