Dave Green

Dave Green

Front-end Web Developer Joined almost 7 years ago

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  • Posted to how do I build a website without any CMS? any idea for a guideline? , Feb 17, 2015

    Hello Will,

    I'm a front-end & Wordpress dev building my own personal site at the moment and I can vouch for the combination of Jekyll + Bourbon (with Neat for the grid) + Grunt. Very powerful!

    Cheers, Dave

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  • Posted to Which Sublime Text Color Schemes do you guys use?, Dec 10, 2014

    I've been using the Predawn theme with the Tomorrow Night colour scheme for a while now. Really easy on the eyes!

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  • Posted to Which Sublime Text Color Schemes do you guys use?, Dec 10, 2014

    I've been using the Predawn Theme with the Tomorrow Night colour scheme for a while now. Very easy on the eyes, looks really nice. Highly recommended!

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  • Posted to Browsers! Which one!, Nov 11, 2014

    I use Chrome for 'Personal' browsing and Firefox (now Firefox Dev Edition) for my day-to-day web development.

    I used Opera years ago but haven't been back. I've been on OSX now for about 9 years and I don't think I've used Safari for more than an hour in that total.

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  • Posted to Looking for a basic/minimal blog platform, Nov 10, 2014

    Hi Dave. A fellow Dave here.

    I'm doing the exact same thing at the moment. I wanted a basic site with a blog.

    I was originally going to go with Wordpress given that I'm a Front-end + Wordpress dev full-time: but I wanted to "hand roll" something rather than rely on a CMS so I went with Jekyll.

    http://jekyllrb.com/

    I'm really enjoying it. The Liquid templating language is really straight forward and you can use HTML and Markdown.

    Jekyll + Grunt is a very, very powerful combination by the way!

    Hope this helps.

    Dave.

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  • Posted to Note-taking apps for OSX?, Oct 16, 2014

    Hello Neil,

    I've used a number of note-taking apps lately: Simplenote used to be a favourite of mine. I've got iA Writer on my iMac and a number of apps on my Android device, but lately I've found that Google Keep does the job perfectly.

    The advantage of using Keep is that it's pretty device agnostic: all you need is a web browser if you're on desktop or the native app regardless of your phone OS.

    The notes are quick and the layout is a nice big grid. I've been developing a personal portfolio/blog site for a couple of months now and all my thoughts, eureka moments and to-do lists are stored in keep.

    Might be worth having a look?

    Cheers, Dave

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  • Posted to Px vs Ems vs Rems vs Percents vs *explodes*, in reply to Matt Felten , Sep 08, 2014

    It's really, really useful. I maintain a boilerplate for my employer and we've had to bake in a lot of legacy browser (read: IE) support so it's very helpful! Glad to help! :)

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  • Posted to Px vs Ems vs Rems vs Percents vs *explodes*, Sep 05, 2014

    I'm currently building a personal site as I'm a front-end developer and I want to advertise what I do.

    It's a fully responsive design, so I'm using REM units for font size, margin, padding and widths. I use EM units for line-height, and then a sprinkling of percentages for things like padding on my outer containers etc.

    Using REMs for most things just makes the responsive side SO much easier: the entire design just scales beautifully. :)

    I'd say 90% of my SASS contains REM units. It's just the way forward. To cater for older versions of IE, you could manually enter pixel fallbacks (SASS can help here) or use something like: https://github.com/chuckcarpenter/REM-unit-polyfill

    Hope this helps!

    Cheers, Dave

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