Recent Posts (page 2 of 30)

  • Micro Front Ends, Strategy, and Blueberry Muffins

    As the director of Culture Amp's large-and-growing front end engineering practice, my biggest challenge in the past year was to communicate a coherent strategy that those 60+ engineers could understand and get behind. The solution was blueberry muffins. 🫐

  • Shrink Videos With ffmpeg On Your Mac

    There is a free tool called ffmpeg that makes it easy to convert an original video file into something much smaller (as little as 10% the size, in some cases!) but still very high quality. Installing and running it on your Mac can be a little bit of a hassle, especially if you’ve never used the command line in Terminal before, but I’ve written up these detailed instructions to get you started.

  • CSS Selectors Redux

    Last month in Sydney and Melbourne I was honoured to speak at Respond 2016, the third Web Directions conference at which I’ve had the privilege of speaking after Web Essentials 2006 and Web Directions South 2009. John Allsopp assigned me a great topic that would never have occurred to me otherwise: CSS selectors.

  • Introducing Screencast a Week

    I’ve missed producing video training since I left Learnable in 2012, and published my Up and Running with Sublime Text 2 course in 2013. To scratch this itch, I’ve just launched Screencast a Week, a series of short, weekly videos that show off power user tips and tricks for the Mac, iPhone, iPad, and whatever else I come up with.

  • Melbourne Web Developers Fireside Chat

    This Thursday, August 14th, I’ll be speaking at the Melbourne Web Developers meetup in a “fireside chat” with event organiser James Gallichio from General Assembly. The theme of the night is “show me something amazing” (no pressure), so I’m bringing along a few examples of web development that has inspired me lately.