My Ramblings

This is a blog about design, front-end development, WordPress and other random musings by Liam Jay

CSS

CSS is not easy

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Technically this isn’t much of a blog post, but I saw a great quote by Jeremy Keith on the subject of CSS simplicity and wanted to share it as it mirrors most of my own feelings on the subject. Unlike a programming language that requires knowledge of loops, variables, and other concepts, CSS is pretty easy… Continue Reading +

Web Tools - Sass, Gulp, Grunt and React

KISS your workflow

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Do I need to use Grunt? Do I need to use Gulp? Do I need to use Sass? Do I need to use React? I see people asking these type of questions a lot, and I think the answer should be to ask what problems each of those things is trying to solve and do… Continue Reading +

Final Final Final Final PSD

Good File Structure For Design Visuals

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A couple of days ago, I saw the above image by Yash Bhardwaj who created this humorous little illustration showing what everyone who has ever worked on a design project will have experienced at one time or another. I know as I used to be guilty of doing the same thing, and I figured there… Continue Reading +

Vertical Dividers On Horizontal List Items

Vertical dividers on horizontal List

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I’ve lost count of the amount of times I’ve had to create a horizontal navigation menu with vertical dividers between the list items. The ones where the end result should look something like this: Item 1 | Item 2 | Item 3 | Item 4 | Item 5 I’ve tried many different ways of achieving… Continue Reading +

Apple's iPod Classic

A forlorn farewell to the iPod Classic

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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 technology – I’m normally of the opinion that the old needs to make way for… Continue Reading +

Sharing on Facebook without Javascript

Adding a share link to Facebook without using JavaScript

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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 that it was indeed possible if all you need is the basic functionality, and really, why would you want to overcomplicate things? The following method… Continue Reading +

Gearbox Software Logo

Why I think Gearbox Software Flippin’ Rock!

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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 my attempt at getting all of the in-game trophies, I was intrigued by one of… Continue Reading +