Tag: Coding

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ESLint Snippets To Disable Linting

I love a good bit of linting. But what I don’t love is having to remember 101 (exaggeration maybe) little bits of code to easily navigate my JS environments. Thankfully this is where this blog comes in use!   These snippets are the ones that although simple, always slip my mind. They are not tough, […]

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Quick and Easy React Context Template

This article provides a template for using React Context and Hooks, with a simple list example. I have laid it out so you can copy and paste, find and replace (I am a poet this morning!). Context is great when props need to be passed up and down component trees. It simplifies the whole process. […]

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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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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 […]

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Creative / Development Inspiration 68

This week is very UX design focused. An area of the digital spectrum that is getting more interest than usual. A few pieces on how to approach workflows, and build as a UX designer. On top of that there are also articles on static sites, management techniques, and the process of design. Enjoy this weeks […]

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Creative / Development Inspiration 67

A lot has happened over the past 2 weeks! I re-designed Thoughts and Stuff using Gatsby, went to a talk about cookies and tracking (I will write a blog on it. maybe) and the interwebs has progressed a hell of a lot. Here is my weekly web developer and designer rundown to get you up […]

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GatsbyJS and WordPress Gives Website a Lease of Life

After over three years of having the same WordPress theme, it was time for a change! This came about for a few reasons. There was nothing overwhelmingly wrong with the theme, but the font wasn’t the best on mobile. It’s nice to read an article on a mobile phone and not have to squint. I […]