Posts Categorised: Information

Code wrapping

Sublime Text 3 – wrapping selection in tag shortcut


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 client with copy for their website and I need to wrap the supplied content in… Continue Reading +

Captcha Example

Something you didn’t know about CAPTCHA


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 Apart. Their main purpose is to help in preventing spam, but there’s another bonus reason… Continue Reading +

Cake Slices

And so it ends!


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 is coming to an end. It started as a simple plan to help encourage me to make… Continue Reading +

My Bristol Room

Ark at ee! Or, why I’m now based in Bristol


For those of you who know me personally, you’ll know that I’ve considered Bristol to be my home for ages, this is despite me actually living out in a small village in the middle of nowhere, about 30 minutes drive from Bristol. That all changed on the 9th of this month as I moved into… Continue Reading +

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 +