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Essential Git Commands

Here are several git commands I keep having to Google. This is either due to barely using them, or just them not sinking in. Hopefully this list will help you out as well! Create a New Branch and Move into It Very simple, but took me a while to remember! Create a new branch and […]

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Gatsby with WordPress – Caching Downloaded Media Images to Reduce Build Time

I have been working with WordPress as a back end CMS (one of the many micro services) and Gatsby to generate the website. To connect the two I am using a WordPress plugin called WP GraphQL, and a Gatsby plugin called Gatsby Source GraphQL. Everything was working brilliantly, apart from being able to use any […]

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The Decision Between Gulp or Webpack for Automation

Developers already have 101 decisions to make, and picking an automation tool is not an easy one. The requirements of a tool can be different depending on the person, the job, and the system you are building. I am hoping I can help make the choice a little easier with this article. I discovered Gulp […]

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Function to get Polyline Map Bounds Easily for fitBounds

I have been recently working on a project using user generated poly-lines on maps. I am using Mapbox to render the maps and lines, it is brilliant! However, I needed a simple way of zooming the map to the polyline and the Mapbox example wasn’t working for me. Enter my solution! export default function getPolylineBounds(bounds) […]

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Software Install for WordPress and JS Environments – The Best I Know

Quick note, I love the image for this article. Cheers Pixabay! I have recently cleaned down my system and started re-installing all my essential software/packages for development. This came about after the laptop doing deathly slow, and nothing working properly (love good old bloat). I work with both PHP (WordPress) and JS based (React/Gatsby) builds […]

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Building React components for Gatsby using NPM link and Hooks – Cant resolve ‘react’ solution

I have been working on components for Gatsby JS, and including React Hooks. The idea is they will be packaged up separately and pushed to NPM. To make the build easier I house the component in a separate directory and npm link to a Gatsby test site. Everything was going well until I introduced the […]

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Gravity Forms Google reCaptcha v3 Addon WordPress Plugin

I work quite extensively with Gravity Forms when dealing with WordPress builds for clients. It provides a great way to quickly spin up forms, and its developer documentation is brilliant. It has a spam honeypot built in, which tends to catch most basic spam, but recently I have found busier sites have smarter bots. This […]

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Creative / Development Inspiration 69

Concerned you assume too much when looking at website data? Need to create websites fast, and fed up of the lack of small CSS files to get you moving? What about knowing what MVP approach to use? This weeks design and development run down covers all that, and a lot more!   Designer Resources, Examples […]