Dokku + Laravel on Digital Ocean

January 22, 2014

Up until recently I have been hosting all of my Laravel projects on Pagoda Box. In case you don’t know, Pagoda Box is a PaaS which makes deploying your php apps a breeze. Pagoda Box is seriously great, and has served me well up until now, but for a number of reasons which I will […]

Roost Progress Update 1

December 15, 2013

Hello again! Ok so in my previous post I gave a little bit of background on my current project Roost. As I mentioned then, I actually started development a while ago now, so in this post I’ll show you where I am now, how I got there, and where I intend to go next.

Roost Project

December 9, 2013

Ok, so yet again I admit that I haven’t been using this blog like I should! Ah well I’m busy and its hard! But now I think I have finally found some motivation to make better use of it. I am currently in my final year at the University of Sussex, and for my final […]

Mid 2012 MacBook Air for Web Design

June 23, 2012

Laptop upgrade time! The trusty old Intel Pentium Samsung had served its purpose for a good few years, but like all technology theses days, it was becoming outdated very fast, and as my work load gets bigger I decided that an upgrade was due.

Slicing PSD Designs With Slicy

May 26, 2012

While on the whole I find designing and developing websites extremely enjoyable, there will always be some aspects that are tedious and time consuming. For me slicing a design in photoshop is probably the worst. Its the annoying middle ground between having an excellent Photoshop mockup and finished functional site, where you have to painstakingly name and organise hundreds of images. With all this taken into account, you can imagine why I was pretty excited when I stumbled across a little App called Layer Cake that supposedly automates a lot of this process! “Too good to be true!” I hear you say. Well that’s what I thought as well, but read on to find out.

My Essential Coda Tips

April 16, 2012

When I first started dipping my fingers into the sea of web design, like most naive newbies, I had read and thought that Dreamweaver was the only option for developing sites. Although I don’t think Dreamweaver is awful, it was only after I got my iMac and started to get into the web design community more deeply by joining sites like Forrst that I realised there were alternatives! Thats when I found Panic’s Coda. I’m not going to go on about why I think its better than Dreamweaver or review it, because there are 100 other articles that have already done that. Instead I am going to share some of the Coda tips and tricks I have learnt while using the program.

ZIIIRO Gravity Watch Review

April 13, 2012

Ok so for my first proper post on here I have decided to review the ZIIIRO Gravity Ocean watch I have had for a few weeks now. No, its not specifically web design related, but this is probably the most uniquely designed watch I have ever seen. Read on to about the build of the watch and its practicalities when using it in everyday life.

New Blog Launch!

I have finally found the time to put together a new blog! There has been a big badge sitting on my portfolio linking here ever since I redesigned it months and months ago, but until now it only lead to an “Undergoing Updates” page. That page has been replaced with a shiny new blog that I plan to update on a fairly regular basis with interesting things I learn related to web design, and graphic design and general, as well as anything else that I believe to be worth writing about.

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