Performance issues with SASS generated CSS and missing sourcemaps

I’m a big fan of anything which makes my life easier, and when it comes to web development and styling things, SASS ticks just about every box I need.  I’m not going to go into what SASS is, but you can see what it’s all about over at sass-lang.com. (PRO TIP, don’t go searching “get sass” with […]

Building my roadmap

Having just released version 5.1.4 of my website which brought in the ability to contact me, I thought about all the other features I want to build into this site.  I debated not putting that sort of detail on here as it might indicate how feature lacking this actually is, but then I realised that I’ve got nothing […]

Making a responsive canvas

Not too long ago I looked at working with HTML5 Canvas.  It’s a great little thing, and I am working on some posts to explore it more and what it can do.  However I have just ran into a problem with it which others have found, and something which is going to trip people up at […]

Setting up your web server

I spend quite a lot of time on StackOverflow, both in terms of finding answers for something I need, and also for helping people out with their issues.  One question I see quite a lot is around security permissions for creating files on the server.  Usually these questions are for PHP, and as such I’m going […]

Keeping data secure

Following the news this week that South Wales Police have been hit with a fine of £160,000 for not reporting missing data for two years, I got thinking about the importance of keeping data secure. The case itself is an extreme example of why you should keep data secure.  You really don’t want evidence in a very […]

Working with HTML5 Canvas

Since I changed jobs a little over a month ago, I’ve found myself in a position of needing to brush up on a few skills, and also get a chance to learn some new ones.  Most recently, I’ve had the opportunity to delve into the HTML5 canvas tag.  For those who don’t know, canvas is the HTML5 way of […]

Version Numbering

I’ve always found version numbering interesting, and wondered how they are thought up by companies.  With Mozilla jumping Firefox from 3 to 30+ in a very short space of time (about 3 years, Google getting Chrome from 1 to 41 faster than you can say “Is this the latest version”, and Microsoft going from IE4 […]

Hopefully the last of the changes

‘Tis the season for change, it seems.  And after a lot of chanes with the site and jobs, I’ve had to make yet another change.  Namely to my web-hosts. I orders a VPS with 1 and 1, configured it and set this domain to be transferred to them so everything could be working nicely, just […]