1. Retina MacBook 2015 for web developers

    Retina MacBook 2015

    I managed to get my hands on one of the new 2015 Retina 12″ MacBooks a couple of weeks ago and have been putting it through its paces ever since. I went for the 1.1GHz/256GB base model as I knew – no, thought – I’d just be using for basic stuff – browsing, emailing, listening to music. You know, the stuff people buy iPads for, but in a more…useful…device.

    I say I thought I knew what I was going to use it for, as I assumed it would only be powerful enough to handle the basics. Installing Photoshop hadn’t even crossed my mind. Well, I was wrong. The MacBook has far surpassed my expectations so far. I just keep throwing more and more at it, and it keeps on delivering. I now use it for web development and a fair bit of Photoshop too. I love it, and here’s why…

  2. Sync XAMPP sites with iCloud Drive

    XAMPP + iCloud Drive

    I develop sites on my iMac using Coda 2, XAMPP and my pre-processor of choice – currently Prepros. I needed a way of syncing my development environment between my iMac and new 12″ MacBook, seamlessly, without relying on unnecessary third-party resource hogs like Dropbox or Google Drive.

    Cue iCloud Drive…

  3. Commence

    Simple HTML markup

    Hello, I recreated my blog. Again.

    It was time to start afresh. Properly this time. A new design, a new approach, and a large helping of motivation will help to keep this place going for years to come.

    The blog will focus on web technologies, their use within modern business, and how you can effectively measure the impact they have. I’ll also be sharing major personal events, odd programming and technical solutions, new ideas and a few opinion pieces too. I tend to have a very light-hearted approach to life, so I hope to reflect that in future articles. That’s the plan, at least.

    I’ve wanted to start a proper blog like this for months now, but there has always been a reason to postpone it. Now there’s no excuse. To start off, a brief overview of where my passion for web technologies all started…