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Dumbing Down Design: The Appification of Everything

Something I’ve noticed recently has been the effect of mobile device usage on web application design – perhaps to the benefit of phone users – but often to the detriment of desktop/laptop computer users.

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The Challenge of Picking Up Someone Else’s Codebase

The thing that many non-developers don’t understand is that coding is equal parts science – and art.

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uWestFest 2016 Videos Now Online

My talk on the Grid Editor as well as ALL the awesome uWestFest 2016 sessions - online now! Check 'em out.

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ContextConfig v.1.1 Released

Today I've just released version 1.1 of ContextConfig. The main update is support for overriding ConfigurationManager.AppSettings["key"] to check the ContextConfig file before defaulting to the web.config value.

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ContextConfig C# Library

I’ve just released version 1 of the ContextConfig library on GitHub as well as an umbraco package. This C# library allows you to set configuration values dependent upon which web server environment the code is currently running using a basic XML config file.

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Video - Frontend Fundamentals: Working in an Umbraco development team

I had the pleasure of speaking at uWestFest in March and have since created a video version of my talk, below. I hope you enjoy it.

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An interesting perspective: FB Fan Page or Website?

This is a great post by Guy Kawasaki about why he decided to create a FB Fan page for his new book launch, rather than a separate custom website. I think “speed of implementation” is a great motivation for going this route. However, I might argue his point that a website would cost significantly more than a custom souped-up Fanpage.

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Formatting Tips for Web Writing

A great article about formatting your website text for easiest reading and maximum effectiveness. In Summary: Sans-serif fonts work the best for online reading Using a larger font size is not

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How to Set Up a Blog

You know you need a blog, and you’re ready to commit to it, so now what? Well, the simplest thing to do is to get your web developer to get it all set up for you, but what if you don’t have a trustwo

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