Bridge Interactive developed the strategy and website plan using a design sprint methodology.
I build a lot of websites in WordPress. One of the most useful tool when building WordPress is the plugin Advanced Custom Fields – I use it extensively.
A little talked about feature in ACF Pro (Version 5) is the ability to save your updates in version control such as Git and boost performance.Continue reading “Advanced custom fields and version control”
Navigation should be simple, concise, task-driven and targeted at the main users of the website.
The key principles of navigation & menus areContinue reading “Navigation, Menus & Content Strategy”
Modern frontend development is a pain – Webpack,Gulp,Grunt, PostCSS, SASS,SCSS,LESS,Minification, Transpilers,Compilers, Babel,Auto-Prefixing – never ending “stuff” you don’t understand and have to learn
Drupal 8 Theme
When building Drupal 8 websites, I often turn to Laravel Mix – here is how I set it upContinue reading “Laravel Mix with Drupal”
For the last few months, I’ve been part of the Bridge Interactive team developing a brand new WordPress website for Stirling Gin.
Stirling Gin are the first legal gin distillery in the city of Stirling, Scotland. They are based near the famous castle and they are launching their visitor centre in Spring 2019.Continue reading “New Website: Stirling Gin & Distillery”
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) are one of the most popular “patterns” or conventions on the web. FAQ’s is great for “content writers” but bad for your users.
Gerry McGovern calls FAQs (and PDF’s) an organisation-centric form of navigation and content. They are easy and cheap for the organisation but miserable for the users.
Women & girls are being left behind in tech. Only 15% of women work in STEM(Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) jobs in the UK . Computer Science loses girls interests in their teenage years. dressCode is a charity that is looking to combat this problem by teaching teenage girls how to code.
This week, we launched the website for Harvey MacNairs. MacNairs is a blended malt scotch whisky brand owned by GlenAllachie.
Previously, I worked with GlenAllachie Distillery on their main website. They brought back the same team to work on the MacNair’s website. I worked as the lead developer for Bridge, along with design agency Wolffe
I highlight just some of the software I use every day as a freelance software developer.Continue reading “Software I use everyday as a freelancer”