A presentation explaining CSS Grid Layout with examples that work in Chrome with Experimental Web Platform Features turned on.
I’m a developer, an entrepreneur and I enjoy teaching other people the things I have learned in the course of my work. I present at conferences and events and run workshops and training. You can find slides, video and resources from some of my recent engagements linked from this page.
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In this session I introduce configuration management using Puppet and why this is helpful, even for small infrastructures. I demonstrate how using a tool like Puppet can make it simple to create development and staging environments that replicate production.
How to cut through the hype and build your side project into a profitable business.
This talk aims to introduce people currently using FTP to upload files to a modern, yet simple local development to deployment process that would speed up workflow and save problems when making a website live.
In this talk I take a look at how front-end development has changed over the last few years, and the issues those changes have created. I’ll cover how we make decisions as to when we’ll get something up and running quickly with Bootstrap, and when we spend the time really nailing the front-end. We’ll also take a look at where things haven’t changed, and how by taking a progressively enhanced approach to development you can do the best thing for your business and your users.
A presentation about what we have learned by listening to the needs of the customers who use Perch.
A presentation on using HTML and CSS to create ebooks in MOBI, EPUB and PDF format.
Despite being a tiny business and small infrastructure we make great use of Puppet over at edgeofmyseat.com. In this talk I explain how I got started with Puppet and why I think it is worth considering even if you don’t have hundreds of servers to take care of.
This full day workshop helps attendees develop their plan to launch their digital product drawing on my experience bringing Perch to market and turning that side product into our business.
In this talk I share some of the things we have learned in four years of supporting Perch.
A presentation that looks at the new CSS3 modules and how they will change the way we layout webpages with CSS.
A presentation exploring the importance of web standards in 2013, and why remembering our history is important.
My popular presentation exploring a sensible approach to future friendly use of modern front end development techniques.
A new presentation highlighting the issues of content management today and posing some ideas on how we might move forward with content management for the modern web.
A presentation talking about the launch of Perch and some of the surprising things that we have discovered while supporting the product.
A frequently updated presentation on CSS3 Selectors.
A presentation detailing how we bootstrapped Perch and transformed the company from a services business to a small software company.
My presentation on how to launch a digital product based on our experiences launching Perch.
This presentation details some of the concepts that are useful for web designers to understand about web development.
As an experienced web developer and the author of a number of books on CSS and HTML I often get asked to present introductions on the subject to a range of audiences.