Archive for the "development" Tag

My terminal setup

In my workflow v3 screencast last week I gave a flash of my terminal, and (as I did when I saw it first), many people asked me about my set up. TL;DR: it’s zsh with a customised version of agnoster running with iTerm 2.

My Workflow v2: Mobile, DevTools & LiveReload

Since I’m sat at Mobilism 2013 I think it’s worth sharing my recent mobile (mainly CSS) workflow. It’s not rocket science, but it’s a nice follow on from my workflow with devtools I shared a few months back. It simply boils down to using LiveReload on the page, using DevTools with the “Save As” functionality […]

My Workflow: Never having to leave DevTools

At this time of year (Christmas) there’s a lot of tip-like articles that emerge, so I wanted to share what I felt like was the single greatest technical win I have come across in the last few months: using Chrome DevTools for full web dev workflow – so I recorded a quick 4 minute screencast […]

A Public MIT License Resource

Pretty much every personal project I work on I try to make it publicly available – usually under an MIT license – but I pretty much always forget to include an MIT license file. There’s an Open Source Initiative with the license, but it doesn’t have the date, nor the license holder. So I’ve released […]

Throttling function calls

If you’ve written any kind of validation on user input, like onkeypress then you’ll know that sometimes you want to throttle the amount of times your function runs. A good example of this is Ajax based username validation – you don’t want to hit the server on every key press, because most users will be […]

Code Highlighting

Since I’m always posting code snippets, it made sense to apply some syntax highlighting. There’s a few different ways to achieve this depending on your preference.

LAMP in Leopard OSX 10.5 (PHP5 and Apache 2.2)

Following my how to setup your mac web development environment, and today moving to Leopard, my entire offline environment is broken – this is entirely due to the move from Apache 1.3 to Apache 2.2. This article will discuss the changes required to get your multi-host mac dev environment running again with PHP5, MySQL, Apache […]