Thu 23 Jan 2020
Wed 15 Jan 2020
Remove SVG Whitespace external
Quite often I need a quick way to trim an SVG so it has no whitespace, I use this JS Fiddle I found as it makes it really simple to do. I'm not sure who wrote it but it basically modifies the viewbox to be the SVG's bounding box then returns the updated SVG. Nice and simple.
Tue 03 Dec 2019
Every year I see all the incredible Halloween projects that people make. I've never had much opportunity to play around with hardware so it always feels like too big of a task to try. This year however I had a Raspberry Pi Zero W on the side and a small bit of time to make something. As with all my side projects I wanted to use the time to learn something new.
The task was simple: get an app into the iOS App Store. I failed that task. When my apple developer account was up for annual renewal, I decided not to renew it. I considered focussing on it and achieving my task but after a year I figured it was pointless. The app is quite cool and has some use-cases but it's not something that would ever take off so it would just be a waste of my time.
Authory makes tools for journalists. I've been helping them with their frontend, making sure it is as easy to work with as possible.
Fri 29 Nov 2019
For better or for worse, the web is now full of modal screens that block progress until you accept or reject cookies.
Tue 19 Nov 2019
Who Can Use external
This is a colour contrast checker with so much more information than the others, brilliant!
Wed 13 Nov 2019
This is a website full of public domain ebooks that have been carefully edited and ensured to be high quality.
Mon 04 Nov 2019
NHS 111 online live assessment external
I began working on NHS 111 online around the stage of going into private beta. It was my first time on a government project and so I had not experienced or understood the stages required to get the Government Digital Services approval. This document explains all of the steps taken to meet the GDS requirements, it feels like a case-study in the work we've done over the past couple of years.
Thu 19 Sep 2019
One of the hardest part of developing a digital product that is already in production is how to safely release often. This is an interesting article about how they do it on the passport service.