The end of an era...
For anyone that follows me on Twitter, or has any interest in the design/development area has probably heard of a pretty swell site called Forrst. For those of you that don’t know, I loved Forrst. The direction that it was heading was brilliant, the users on it were equally great, and the feedback that I got & provided really sparked some thoughts over what you were doing etc. Overall, the...
Tag vs Element
An element is not a tag, and a tag is not an element. The Difference? In most cases, an element is made up by an opening, and closing tag. For example, below we have a div tag: <div> Below, we have a fully created div element: <div></div> Now, that’s pretty straightforward, but as I’m guessing you’re thinking - there are some things which have no...
Am I Done?
I ask myself this question many times a week. Frequently I answer with a resounding YES! but then, after a few minutes, I change tact and decide to continue along the road that I’m currently set on. I have many qualities about me, or so I’m told. Many revolving around how nice I am, how I help people etc. But I also have some severe downfalls, mainly my motivation, and laziness. ...
Things I'd quite like to do in 2012 ...
Visit Canada - this is pretty much a dead certain for Christmas 2012! Meet & have a pint with the awesome Dan Eden (+ any other awesome folk who are around the UK!) Learn 2 new programming languages Develop, and release a new idea that I’m toying with. Attend UX London Start a company - [just need the people!] Sleep less Eat healthier Do something about my lack of exercise ...
Baby, I was born this way!
A song about how it doesn’t actually matter who or what you are, how it doesn’t matter what the hell you look like, whether you’re black, white, gay, straight or a potato. Listen to the words, and realise just how powerful they are - how the song, and many other similar songs are true. The thing is the world isn’t like that, well for some people. I don’t want this...
What is Christmas?
Christmas is of course, the celebration of the birth of Jesus. However, as an atheist, I have never fully understood why we celebrate it. As an atheist, I don’t believe that a god exists - and therefore I personally don’t believe in the teachings or contents of the bible. Christmas is an event that comes about from the Bible. At this point, many people call me a humbug, a loser or...
Unless you are living in a cardboard box, you’ve probably heard that Twitter has redesigned its site, making it look a slight shade more awesome. Introducing improved customisation for brands, and some other UI changes. It’s different, interesting but in my opinion unfinished. In this post, I’m going to explore some of the minor issues that bug me - either deprecated features,...
#1: What the hell are you doing?
An interview with Dan Eden
In a new series of posts where I pick random people that I know, or want to get to know & ask them some questions. This week, we have Dan Eden, who describes himself as a web designer and wannabe developer hailing from Manchester, UK. He’s also a student at Nottingham Trent University, studying Digital Media Technology. Dan is an avid Forrst user and the guy that brought us, amongst...
The Awesome Nivo Slider →
Just incase you haven’t seen/used it before - the Nivo Slider is probably one of the most powerful jQuery image sliders that there is available! Go try it now!
Leading on from my earlier post about how to use jQuery and the Twitter API, below is a brief tutorial about how to pull in some images which match a certain search term, and how to display them on the page. Nothing complex, mostly simple code to introduce the basics of the API. For all of this, you will require a Flickr API Key & also a secret key - which you can get by registering with the...
Notes Still Broken
So with that, Tumblr still haven’t resolved the problem I’m having viewing notes on all of my posts. To a degree, this angers me - why? Because they haven’t fixed it. But why doesn’t it anger me? It’s a free service, I have more important things to worry about - such as why my toast keeps burning, or why I haven’t got anymore Coke Zero in the freezer! So with...
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Display Twitter Followers & Stats
I’ll be leading you through how to do this using jQuery and a small section of the Twitter API. So, you are an avid user of Twitter like me, and you want to display all of these awesome stats on your website for the world to be jealous of. You could of course use one of the many widgets that there are out there available to use, however, they don’t offer a large amount of...
So you want to learn to code?
Many people post on Forrst stating that they want to learn a language, and I’m beginning to tire of seeing the repetitiveness of the posts, and the repetition of the answers. So, here is how I have learnt to code. If you have learnt to code in another way, please post it as a comment. I will then link to it from the main post so that in future cases when people are wondering how to learn to...