Grinyard

A trip round Scotland for my 30th

I’ve always wanted to hire a VW camper van so for my 30th birthday that’s what I did. We hired at 4 berth camper van from RockinVans and headed north towards Inverness. Having lived in Scotland most of my life, I’ve been to a lot of it but very rarely have I been above Inverness…. Read more »

Setting up my own server

Setting up my own server

So one thing I get asked to do at work is interact with our servers using a command line. Now, even though I’ve been building website for years, I have never interacted with a server using a command line before. I’ve only ever used control panel’s. At work, we don’t seem to install them, and… Read more »

Codecademy

Why Codecademy is a great starting point

Codecademy offers a really wide range of language tutorials. If you have never coded with a particular language then doing the tutorial is a great way to get started. All the tutorials allow you to practise in browser following simple exercises. Each one builds on the previous adding more knowledge bit by bit. You can sign… Read more »

learning sass

Learning sass

When we first started using sass in projects at work, the only thing I though was my god it’s a faff to set it all up. You need to install a whole bunch of software, have a command line program open all the time, write a gulp file. It took about 2 hours to get… Read more »

harbour

New year in Reykjavik Iceland

Having spent Christmas in Scotland, we decided to go see what a New Year was like in Reykjavik. My boyfriend Euan had told me how crazy Icelander’s go at new year over fireworks but I did not really expect it to be so crazy. It was one of the most amazing sites I’ve seen. We… Read more »

How I code responsive

How I code responsive

We have this discussion a lot at work. Min width or max width, or a bit of both. Its a 50/50 split and really its just up to the developer and what they prefer. Personally I like min-width. I prefer to code a site for mobile and add min-width media queries at breakpoints for devices,… Read more »

Grinyard

A trip round Scotland for my 30th

I’ve always wanted to hire a VW camper van so for my 30th birthday that’s what I did. We hired at 4 berth camper van from RockinVans and headed north towards Inverness. Having lived in Scotland most of my life, I’ve been to a lot of it but very rarely have I been above Inverness…. Read more »

CSS triangles

Coding css triangles

When Im coding a website there is usually at least 1 triangle in the design. From drop down arrows on menus/select boxes to list item styles, and using background images is fine, but if you need to changes them then it can be a little time consuming. So I have started doing them with CSS… Read more »

New job

New job and lots to learn

So in October of last year I started a new job working for a design agency in Glasgow. It is quite different from any other job I have been in before. I am one of 5 developers while there is 2 designers, so this is the biggest company I have worked for. My job is… Read more »

Looking for a new job

Looking for a new job

So the company I was working for, Maestro Sports, didn’t do as well as they were hoping in their first full year of business. Personally I think that was due to some poor management decicions on what it was they were selling. If you are selling a product then pick a name, price, and start… Read more »

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  • Grinyard

    A trip round Scotland for my 30th

    I’ve always wanted to hire a VW camper van so for my 30th birthday that’s what I did. We hired at 4 berth camper van from RockinVans and headed north towards Inverness. Having lived in Scotland most of my life, I’ve been to a lot of it but very rarely have I been above Inverness…. Read more »

  • Setting up my own server

    Setting up my own server

    So one thing I get asked to do at work is interact with our servers using a command line. Now, even though I’ve been building website for years, I have never interacted with a server using a command line before. I’ve only ever used control panel’s. At work, we don’t seem to install them, and… Read more »

  • Codecademy

    Why Codecademy is a great starting point

    Codecademy offers a really wide range of language tutorials. If you have never coded with a particular language then doing the tutorial is a great way to get started. All the tutorials allow you to practise in browser following simple exercises. Each one builds on the previous adding more knowledge bit by bit. You can sign… Read more »

  • learning sass

    Learning sass

    When we first started using sass in projects at work, the only thing I though was my god it’s a faff to set it all up. You need to install a whole bunch of software, have a command line program open all the time, write a gulp file. It took about 2 hours to get… Read more »

  • harbour

    New year in Reykjavik Iceland

    Having spent Christmas in Scotland, we decided to go see what a New Year was like in Reykjavik. My boyfriend Euan had told me how crazy Icelander’s go at new year over fireworks but I did not really expect it to be so crazy. It was one of the most amazing sites I’ve seen. We… Read more »

  • How I code responsive

    How I code responsive

    We have this discussion a lot at work. Min width or max width, or a bit of both. Its a 50/50 split and really its just up to the developer and what they prefer. Personally I like min-width. I prefer to code a site for mobile and add min-width media queries at breakpoints for devices,… Read more »

  • Harvard Boston

    Boston, New York holiday 2016

    Anywhere where the sun comes out every day during the summer I’m going to love obviously living in Scotland but Boston was just an amazing city. So laid back! I’d been once before when I travelled round America back in 2007 but I didn’t really remember it too well. We were staying in the North… Read more »

  • CSS triangles

    Coding css triangles

    When Im coding a website there is usually at least 1 triangle in the design. From drop down arrows on menus/select boxes to list item styles, and using background images is fine, but if you need to changes them then it can be a little time consuming. So I have started doing them with CSS… Read more »

  • New job

    New job and lots to learn

    So in October of last year I started a new job working for a design agency in Glasgow. It is quite different from any other job I have been in before. I am one of 5 developers while there is 2 designers, so this is the biggest company I have worked for. My job is… Read more »