My Ramblings

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

Jamie Foxx - Django Unchained

The Negative Web


I was reading an interview with Jamie Foxx where he spoke about the controversy and arguments about the movie Django Unchained that he stars in. Several critics have said that the film is racist and disrespectful. I’m not going to comment on the film, but I loved this quote he gave: As a black person,… Continue Reading +

WordPress URL Functions

Getting your site URL in WordPress


I’ve worked with WordPress for years, and one of the most common problems I see when looking at others code is the way they chose to get the path to their theme directory or the url of the site. A lot of front-end developers still don’t seem to really know what the best way is… Continue Reading +

Sass (Scss)

How to Update SASS (SCSS)


A few months ago, I stopped using LESS as my CSS preprocessor of choice and started using SASS (SCSS) instead. I’d initially been put off using SCSS as it required using the Terminal. Now if you’re a developer I realise that might seem trivial, but to me it felt like being asked to be able… Continue Reading +

Learn about Hex colours and hex color codes

All about HEX


I’ve been working in photoshop and on the web for years, and I’ll hold my hand up in admitting that I never really knew how hex colour codes worked. If you don’t work on the web then you maybe wondering that hex colours are? Well when you are looking at the source for pages around… Continue Reading +

27 Things I've Learnt

27 things I’ve learnt in 27 years


I turned 27 yesterday. Whaaa? When did that happen? It only feels like yesterday that I was still in Uni spending far too much time on my PS2 and playing geeky card games like Magic the Gathering…yeah, I was one of ‘those’ people (still am). Confession: I love my twenties. Love, love, love them. I’ll… Continue Reading +

5 More Minutes!

Just 5 Minutes More!


I’ll let you in on a little secret – I never considered myself naturally good at design (still don’t). At first that made me question if I was entering into the right career, but watching the olympics a few weeks back made me realise that this lack of natural talent has probably been a blessing… Continue Reading +

Font sizing with REM using LESS or SCSS

Make Font Sizing with REM easy with SCSS or LESS


Before you start worrying, this isn’t going to be a huge blog post about the best methods for sizing text for the web….there’s already plenty of those around! I also realise that there’s been plenty of debate around which font unit is best, but in all honesty I don’t care about that. I’ve tried using… Continue Reading +