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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

  • Making Icons Accessible 16 May 2018

    I’ve been using the excellent Font Awesome for a few years and it’s become part of almost every new design that I do. For a long time I’ve just slapped ...

  • A New Found Appreciation for Images on the Web 09 May 2018

    I’ve been putting images in web pages for years. Nearly 2 decades now. For most of that time it has been quite easy. Add your source and the dimensions and ...

  • How to Be a Good Designer 13 Apr 2018

    I’ve been designing web sites and user interfaces for quite a long time now and thought I’d try to pass on what I think it takes to be a good ...

  • 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 ...

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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 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 ...

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