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Hello. I’m Chris, a front-end web developer from the UK. I blog about web development and other nerdery.

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Web Development – Recent Posts

  • The Dangers of Logic in CSS 26 Mar 2020

    We can do a lot of logic in CSS. I’m thinking specifically of scenarios which take the form “if this, then that”.

    There are media ...

  • Clicking Off Things to Close Them 25 Mar 2020

    There’s a common design pattern these days where a bit of content is shown over the main screen. It might be a modal window or maybe a fly-in ...

  • Switching APIs 17 Oct 2019

    It’s completely normal now for web apps to work with external third party JavaScript APIs. The good ones give you lots of documentation making them pretty straightforward to ...

  • Safer Passwords 11 Oct 2019

    Just thought I’d pass on a few tips that I’ve been given for setting a password that won’t get hacked.

    Passwords can be hacked in ...

  • Edging Out of IE Support 04 Aug 2019

    Having to support a minority of users on IE11 is painful. It’s a browser that is still officially supported by Microsoft, until 2025, but active development has stopped, ...

  • Performance Perception Trick: Processing Lists Faster 03 Aug 2019

    I’ve got a little trick to make the processing of lists appear to go faster than it actually does.

    Let’s suppose we have a list ...

  • Should Designers Be Able to Code? 02 Aug 2019

    This seems to be a bit of a hot topic on Twitter right now so here’s my take.

    The definitions of designer and developer and where you draw the line between ...

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General Nerdery – Recent Posts

  • Tips for Working from Home 15 Mar 2020

    I’ve been working from home 2 days a week for a few years so thought I’d share a few tips. These are little things that work for me ...

  • FPL Player Value, Expected Returns and Targets 28 Feb 2018

    FPL players range in cost starting from 4 up to 13 so how do you compare them fairly across such a broad spectrum? What sort of returns should you expect ...

  • Do IT Qualifications Hold Value? 25 Oct 2017

    I work in tech, software development. I’d say that of the developers I have worked with, some have clear IT backgrounds, e.g. Computer Science degrees, others are entirely self-taught. As ...

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