Managing a Large Website Using Task Based Navigation

During my time in the NHS and Local Government I learned a lot about managing large and complex websites, and I figured I would share my knowledge with those of you that may be in the process of making sense of a big website, and who may be trying to make it more customer focused. Of course you …

Debug PHP with Vagrant using Xdebug and Sublime Text

Following hot on the trail of my recent post about getting started with Vagrant, I figured I would let you know how you can debug the PHP that is running on your Vagrant box with Xdebug, using your host IDE (in this case, everybody’s favourite editor Sublime Text). Xdebug will allow you to place breakpoints in …

Getting started with Vagrant

After my tutorial on how you can compile SCSS and JavaScript with Grunt, I figured I would delve into the world of setting up distributed development environments with Vagrant. However this tutorial will give you a good insight as to how Vagrant works, and if you have an urge to know how things work behind …

Compile SCSS and JavaScript with Grunt

According to its ‘read me’ file, Grunt is a task based command line build tool for JavaScript projects. However it is much much more than this. At the time of writing this, Grunt is a fixed staple in my front end workflow. I use it for compressing images, creating documentation, auto-compiling Modernizer, and a whole …

A Hackathon in Barnsley

Featured photo by Shaun Bellis. On Saturday 6th July 2013 the company I founded Make Do, held their first ever hackathon at the Barnsley DMC to great acclaim, which incidentally was the first ever event of its kind to be hosted in Barnsley. The ‘Layershift‘ (our event sponsor) hack day brought to the borough a mixture of entrepreneurs, technology …