LIAM JAY GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Graphic designer / Web guy / Gamer / Geek

My Ramblings

14th

Oct 2014

A forlorn farewell to the iPod Classic

Posted by Liam

The original iPod music player debuted 13 years ago, in October 2001, and on September 9th 2014, Apple quietly discontinued the iPod classic after unveiling the new iPhone 6.

I’m not an overly sentimental person, especially when it comes to Continue Reading »

Apple's iPod Classic

24th

Jul 2014

Adding a share link to Facebook without using JavaScript

Posted by Liam

Recently I had to add a Facebook sharing link into a webpage where Javascript was not available, and I wasn’t sure if it was possible. After some researching I discovered the following method which allows you to include a sharing Continue Reading »

Sharing on Facebook without Javascript

26th

Jun 2014

Why I think Gearbox Software Flippin’ Rock!

Posted by Liam

Towards the end of the last console generation, Borderlands 2 has easily been my most avidly played game, and I spent a fair amount of time on the first Borderlands game too. Both games were made by Gearbox Software.

During Continue Reading »

Gearbox Software

20th

May 2014

Solving an issue involving Grunt and the Sass cache

Posted by Liam

I’ve recently been trying out Grunt instead of the tried and trusted CodeKit as there’s a few things I really like about it, one of which is how customisable it is.

I set Grunt us to watch my Sass/Scss files Continue Reading »

Sass cache Grunt error

18th

Mar 2014

Sublime Text 3 – wrapping selection in tag shortcut

Posted by Liam

As a front-end web developer, something I seem to end up doing a lot of times is wrapping individual lines, or wrapping a section of code with HTML tags.

For example, I might have received a text document from a Continue Reading »

Code wrapping

22nd

Jan 2014

Something you didn’t know about CAPTCHA

Posted by Liam

You know those annoying boxes that make you enter a few words into a box before you can continue submitting a comment/downloading a file/some other action, they’re called CAPTCHA or Completely Automated Public Turing tests to tell Computers and Humans Continue Reading »

Captcha Example

29th

Dec 2013

And so it ends!

Posted by Liam

It feels a little aberrant to write this, but I won’t be posting cake recipes online every month next year! I’ll still be baking the occasional cake, but after 24 months and 26 cakes, my little side-project 12cakes.com is coming Continue Reading »

Cake Slices

26th

Nov 2013

My favourite games from this generation

Posted by Liam

It’s a little strange but exciting to think that, after many years of waiting and speculation, the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will be cropping up in living rooms all over the world. It’s a tantalising prospect but before the Continue Reading »

Machinarium