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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

  • 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 ...

  • What Techies Tweet 03 May 2019

    I was curious as to what value I was getting out of following people in the tech industry on Twitter. Are they sharing useful information or just sharing pictures of ...

  • When to Reach for a Framework (and When Not To) 13 Apr 2019

    First off, when I say “framework” in this post’s title I just mean any big chunk of stuff that you load up and it does stuff for you. ...

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General Nerdery – Recent Posts

  • 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 ...

  • Shared User Accounts 22 Oct 2017

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

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