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Be careful with your viewBox

In Sara Soueidan’s article: SVG Style Inheritance and the ‘Flash of Unstyled SVG’, Sara explains the importance of having width, height, and viewBox attributes on SVG elements. This reminded me of two issues I ran into last week building my new design. I have an SVG sprite for social icons: .svg-icon { […]

A Bit of a New Look

I redesigned my website! This iteration has taken longer than usual because the visual changes are much more dramatic. I’m really pleased with the results: It’s been two years since I last updated the design. That is a record because it’s usually an annual tradition. Past updates include: 2014, 2013, 2012, and 2011. Last year I improved […]

CSS Framework for Parts Giant

2021 Update I’ve completed a new component library project that will replace this work. Original Article Parts Giant is a soon to launch e-commerce store based in Michigan, USA. I was hired to build the Parts Giant front-end CSS framework and HTML templates. The work would be done in stages throughout the year. This required flexibility on my part […]

My Year in Review

All considered, 2015 has been a good year! My highlight for sure was moving into my new flat. The whole searching, buying, and decorating process took way longer than I imagined. Because of this I didn’t take on as many large projects, but I did manage to find enough freelance work to keep me going. January What better […]

Tales WordPress theme is now free

Tales is a WordPress theme I developed early last year to show that responsive design and legacy browser support are not mutually exclusive. For the few months that I sold Tales it provided a small but welcome side income (considering my lack of advertising). Today I’m happy to announce that Tales is now free to download […]

Accelerated Mobile Pages

The AMP Project is an initiative by Google to improve the “mobile web”. Accelerated Mobile Pages are an alternate version of their corresponding, canonical web page. They’re still HTML but limited — check the spec. The best way to understand Accelerated Mobile Pages is to see them in action: The BBC News website has implemented AMP, screenshotted […]

September Update

Good afternoon! So it’s been a while since I last blogged. Turns out buying a home takes longer than I imagined! When I left London in 2012, I moved back in with my parents (temporarily) to embark upon a freelance career. Work has been steady, not easy, but rewarding and I’m much happier out of […]