Colmjude. online.

Another short one from me today. I have been very busy with work and moving flat recently which means I haven’t been able to post as often as I’d like and as often as I’m suppose to give the rather simple rules of the postaweek 2011 challenge. I fell behind whilst away and haven’t been able to catch up. Sorry about that.
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Last week, 2 years after most people, I joined Foursquare. People that know me know I have never been a big advocate of foursquare, and for that reason I feel I need to write this post about why I have joined it and about how I intend to use it.
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On Saturday I attended UX Camp London, my first BarCamp type event, and had a thoroughly entertaining and interesting time. Loads of interesting UXers turned up, delivered interesting talks and held fascinating discussions.
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With all the recent hoo-ha, excitement and chatter about Google’s new shiny “facebook-killing” social network, Google+, I thought I’d scribble down a few of the thoughts I’ve had since signing up and playing around with the service.
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Recently I got round to sorting out the presentation of comments on this blog. Once I’d decided how I wanted it to look it wasn’t too difficult to implement. The only bit that took a bit of time was working out what was the best approach to take for creating round avatars.
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I have just discovered and learnt about a CSS3 pseudo element I’d never previously come across. The ::selection pseudo element.

I stumbled across it when visiting Dan Mall’s excellently designed site. I accidentally highlighted some text and the background went green with the text turning white. I was intrigued, what kind of sorcery was this.
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During the redesign of this blog I needed to decide how I was going to display any code snippets in my posts. There are few different ways of achieving this as I’m sure you’ve noticed on your travels around the web so I was mainly searching for the right tool for the job.
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Slowly but surely I have been redesigning this blog. I say redesign but really I mean design this blog for the first time. Previously, I was using the Carrington Text theme. The original idea was to start of with a simple base and then tweak it bit by bit, blogging about the changes as I went along. In the 4 months that was the plan I tweaked a grand total of 0 things. The plan was not coming together. A different approach was required so I decided to start from scratch and design my own WordPress theme.
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On Monday evening (the 11th but I forgot to publish) I attended the London Web Standards meet up. The guys behind it run a monthly event giving web people an opportunity to meet up and discuss web standardy type things. This was my first lws – I’m allowed to call it now that I’ve attended – and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
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Recently I have been using Git and Github a lot more. And I must admit it hasn’t been that bad and my initial trepidation was unfounded. I don’t know why but I used to fear version control systems. I used to think that they did some voodoo magic that I didn’t understand and I had a fear that I’d mess it up.
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