GitHub for Windows is AWESOME!

Okay, so I’m a web developer first and foremost (it’s what pays the bills) and recently I’ve been getting a bit into version control. I tend to use Subversion and GitHub for repositories in work, with GitHub providing my personal repository. Basically I use my paid GitHub account as an emergency backup for all my WordPress client work, you know, just in case! For anyone who doesn’t know, GitHub provides online storage for programming type work that you can write changes to once they’re made. You can do other stuff as well but it’s basic use is as a backup tool. How…

Working with dispersed open data [CLOCK]

Okay, keeping it brief here – I’ve added a post to the CLOCK blog at Lincoln Uni. For those who don’t keep up with my posts here, I’m currently working on this project until the end of July. Go have a read up of the progress we’ve been making with regards building linked data apps and feel free to comment! Read Working with dispersed open data on the CLOCK blog.

Javascript Slider library

One of the most common things I’m increasingly finding I have to include in websites is some sort of featured content slider. I’ve used a javascript library to add in fading content before, as well as the built in slider on the Linen theme for WordPress. However, I thought I’d have a crack at writing my own. As I’m going to be getting into more App based development with the CLOCK project, I thought I’d take a look at some of the libraries out there to help developers rapidly build nice shiny UI’s. One of the ones that caught my attention was…

Icon Fonts – I Wants Them…

Having worn both developer and designer hats, there’s one key difference between the two roles that becomes apparent – developers are lazy creatures! We rely on pre-existing code libraries, api’s, reusable resources; I know designers do this too, but developers moreso. I’ve started coding websites with reserved widget areas in place of things that I used to hardcode into themes, just so that they can be as flexible as possible. One of the constant nags I have with sites is the use of icons; I’m a stickler for using as few graphics as possible in the core site theme and icons on buttons and…