I recently gave Render a go as a Heroku alternative. My initial results have been positive. In this post, I outline what, as a designer, I’m looking for in a hosting service, and I step through how I deployed a python and node project to Render.

In this post I explain how to quickly get the birthdays of your Facebook friends and add them to the calendar you use (in my case Google Calendar).

In 2019 I’m not going to set a whole load of resolutions, instead I’m aiming to make better use of my time.

Ah the yearly review. 2018 was pretty tough. So 2019, you can do better.

2017 was an eventful year, a hell of a lot happened and it was a year of huge highs and sadly some pretty tough lows. Rather than write a reflection piece I decided to look forward. More specifically to a few of the things I plan to achieve or do better in 2018. Kind of […]

A couple of years ago I immersed myself in the web community, I spent the days reading many blogs and the evenings going to loads of meetups around London.

A good SEO strategy can get your page ranking for a variety of short- and long-tail keywords, you just need to find out what is alt text. Don’t worry too much about optimizing the text on your site. Simply placing links to relevant pages from your site in appropriate places on your page will help […]

This post is a follow up to the 6 Mac OS X Terminal Tips post I wrote a while back, and is proof that my forays into the scary world of the command line have continued. In it I’m going to explain how you can customise your terminal (shell for unix and linux users) by […]

I’ve left. Actually I’m in the process on leaving but I am leaving. It is definitely happening. BT and I are no more; for now at least. But, what is for certain is that this is the start of something new. I’ve altered course and I’m heading off in a new, exciting, unknown direction. Before […]

A few months ago there was a bit of a hoo-ha when Willard Foxton wrote a pretty ill judged article lambasting the clamour for kids to be taught how to code. Back then I started to write a post about why I think it would be useful for all people, not just kids, to be […]

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