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  • Improving Website Performance with Self-hosted Google Fonts in Gatsby
    Recently I recreated my website using Gatsby. Today, I wanted to swap the Google-hosted fonts for self-hosted to bump the page speed score. I was surprised to learn how easy this was with Gatsby and wanted to share should you wish to do the same. A brief side note on the performance benefits first…
  • 2020 Website & Gatsby Impressions
    I recently redesigned and rebuilt my website from the ground-up. The last refresh was in 2015 and it felt like the website was becoming a little stale. It was previously built on WordPress and with not giving it as much attention as I should, the content got out of date and the performance began to…
  • Launch of Front-end Development Store
    Front-end web development can be a pain. Your client asks for something simple, assumes it's a quick job, yet often that isn't the case. Perhaps you can put together the necessary CSS, HTML, and JavaScript quickly, but are you building it in the most maintainable way? Does it work in all of your…
  • Announcing Sequence.js Version 2
    Today I'm excited to announce the release of Sequence.js version 2. To jump straight in, head over to sequencejs.com or view some of the example themes below. Read on for more information and a coupon code for 50% off in the Sequence.js Theme Store. To celebrate the launch of the all-new…
  • Hover.css Version 2 Release
    Hover.css Version 2 is now available. This version includes over 100 effects, including new categories of buttons for background styles and buttons with icons. By popular demand, Hover.css is now also available in LESS format, as well as the pre-existing SASS. Along with the new effects v2 also…
  • Mazwai - Free and Top Quality Stock Video Library
    Looking for top quality video footage for your project? Check out Mazwai, a library of free and high quality stock video made available under an Attribution license (CC BY 3.0). Unlike most libraries, each video is carefully sourced, so although the library isn't huge, each video is beautiful. Ideal…
  • Browser Testing Internet Explorer with VMWare Fusion and Snapshots
    Browser testing IE (Internet Explorer) has for a long time, been a pain. Not mentioning the lack of standards compliance in older versions that are still in use today, only one version of IE can be installed on an opertating system at a time. There are multiple ways around this, each with their own…
  • Get Current Working Directory for Yeoman and Inquirer.js
    Today I've been working on a Yeoman generator for Sequence themes. It's my first time creating a Yeoman generator and so far so good. One small area I got stuck on though was getting the name of the current working directory and using it as a default for a generator question. When you launch the…