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Return of the Jack


Return of Jack! With a new name, new business and new course at University, I am returning to my personal brand with full-power!

September 2018, Discussion
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What is Gutenberg?


Gutenberg is a new WordPress editor that has divided the community more so than the debate of whether pineapple should be allowed on pizza!

September 2017, Discussion
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M E A N


September 2017, Experimentation Work
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ShareUp 5 – Learning and Discussions


ShareUp Soton 5 went excellent, the residency ShareUp crew turned up ready to show off what they've made and set some content goals for the coming weeks.

June 2017, Discussion
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How to enable WebP in WordPress


I am still in shock and awe at the presence of the WebP file type. The benefits the image provides can be achieved by any developer using a fallback!

June 2017, Website Design
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WebP Image Format


WebP lossy images support transparency, are on average 25-34% smaller than JPEG images and 26% smaller in comparison to PNG images. 

June 2017, Performance
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Compress Presentations


I often upload presentations for those who couldn't attend or attendees of events I talk at. I ran a little experiment on how to compress presentations.

June 2017, Discussion
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3 Common Pitfalls of Growth Hacking


Growth hacking is a buzz word term that is linked to the promotion of a product or service. To me, growth hacking is marketing but by uncommon methods.

June 2017, Discussion
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Winchester Creatives June 2017


Winchester Creatives is an event hosted in the heart of Winchester by 'Studio Republic'. I presented there in June on a topic that I feel passionate around.

June 2017, Discussion
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The Hive


The colours applied to the abstract piece of art named 'The Hive' follow a candy theme, the colours are light, joyful and glow gently.

May 2017, Experimentation Work
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Rocket League Loading Screen


I love the simplicity of the loading screen design for one of my favourite games Rocket League. So why not create a codepen dedicated to the screen itself?

May 2017, Website Design
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Magnet Stand


Magnet Stand was constructed using various shapes that have become distorted and transformed into fluid objects, covered in pink and purple gradients.

May 2017, Experimentation Work
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Solent University – Poster Day


On the 24th of May, I decided to go and visit Solent University to attend the poster day of those studying courses related to computing.

May 2017, Discussion
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Rebuild Part 10: Going Live!


For what feels like it's been months of coding and learning, it is finally over (all within a month). My website is ready to go live!

May 2017, Discussion
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Rebuild Part 9: Tests and Comparison


Before I run the tests and compare it against the original results, I first reflect on what the original goal of this project was.

May 2017, Discussion
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Rebuild Part 8: Cross Compatible (Browser Support)


It is time to test the website outside of the Google Chrome browser and see how well the CSS fairs across the primarily used browsers.

May 2017, Discussion
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Rebuild Part 7: Laptops and PCs (Desktop)


In this post, I will be talking about how I have rebuilt my website for Desktop, this will also cover laptops, PCs, tablets, etc.

May 2017, Discussion
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Rebuild Part 6: Mobile First


I will show you how I rebuilt my homepage to become mobile first both in the number of requests required and overall file size.

May 2017, Discussion
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Rebuild Part 5: Automation


My personal website centres around imagery more than the average website. If only there was a way I could add automation of keeping the file size low...

May 2017, Discussion
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Rebuild Part 4: Plugins


Plugins, after looking at the current build of my website, it is easy to get tunnel vision on the theme of my WordPress site

May 2017, Discussion
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Rebuild Part 3: Setting up a blank canvas


When I start any project, I like to have a blank canvas from which I can build upon. My personal website was no exception.

May 2017, Discussion
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Rebuild Part 2: Goals + Agenda


I thought that before beginning the rebuild of my website, it'd be best to outline some of the key goals that I want to achieve as part of the process.

May 2017, Discussion
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Rebuild Part 1 : Table of Contents + Running Tests


Welcome to my 10 part series of posts on how I improved the performance of my website, in this post I will be covering a table of contents on what to expect

May 2017, Discussion
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Third Chance


Third Chance is an abstract piece of art I created using images of sunsets and distorting them beyond repair. This piece of art draws a line in the sand.

May 2017, Experimentation Work
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Carnage


This piece of art, titled 'Carnage' was constructed using a stock photograph of a volcano that has been distorted beyond recognition.

May 2017, Experimentation Work
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