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Chris Smith

I’m Chris, a front-end web developer from the UK. I blog about web development and other nerdery. You can get a taste below. You can find me on CodePen and  Twitter.

Web Development – Recent Posts

  • Lightning Fast Filtering in JavaScript 01 Feb 2018

    I thought I’d share a technique for filtering large sets of data quickly in a web page. The scenario is a biggish set of data, 100,000 records, with each record ...

  • Accessible Colour Contrast 10 Jan 2018

    When I started looking at accessibility and using the aXe accessibility testing tool, one of the first things that it reported was insufficient colour contrast. So, I ...

  • What I Learned in 2017 10 Jan 2018

    A bit late but I still feel it’s worth keeping track…

    2017 has been different to previous years. It wasn’t so much about learning new tech and tools as just getting ...

  • Native Browser Controls Rule 10 Nov 2017

    It’s become very common for designers to replace the standard native browser controls with their own custom controls. There are good reasons for this, consistent appearance across browsers and devices ...

  • Setting Performance Targets 20 Oct 2017

    I sometimes read things like “A user will abandon a page if it doesn’t load within 2 seconds”. I really don’t think these kinds of generalisations are very helpful.

    Users’ expectations vary. ...

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General Nerdery – Recent Posts

  • 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 ...

  • Shared User Accounts 22 Oct 2017

    I live with my wife and two boys and as you’d expect we have lost of accounts for lots of different services. What’s odd is that the models for the ...

  • Stepping Away from Facebook 21 Oct 2017

    I’ve made a conscious decision to spend less time on Facebook. I was going to start this post by saying “with regret” but actually that’s not it at all. I ...

  • 500 Mile Challenge – Half Way 03 Jul 2017

    This year I set myself a challenge, to run 500 miles within the calendar year, 2017. I’m now about half way through the year so thought it was time for ...

  • Fantasy Football – Best Season Yet :) 22 May 2017

    The 2016/2017 Premier League season has just finished and so has my season of Fantasy Premier League. After last year being my all time low, with ...

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