A brief round up of what I did this year, mainly for myself but you can read it if you want.
A jQuery plugin for mobile date input
Not sure if this is of any real use, but it was a good side project to look at how to make a jQuery plugin. I wouldn’t stare too hard at any of the code, it’ll make you cry.
I did a quick update of this site, the previous design was looking tired and too pink.
Accessible HTML video as background
Accessible video seems to be one of my ‘things’ now. Following the success of my previous articles on autoplay I decided to have a think about a new fad that’s cropped up a lot recently where a full page or whole panel video plays behind the hero content of a website.
Started using CodePen
I love the idea of CodePen and it’s proved to be an excellent way to collaborate on code. Pair programming with none of the bad breath and personal space invasion!
Hacker News – Why don’t you use Bootstrap
This was an O.M.G moment when my post got to the front page of Hacker News and I had no idea about it until it started getting a LOT of comments. Many are not complimentary but it was good to see it stir up discussion.
The Hacker News page – with a lot of additional
Let’s meet in the middle
A side-project. Read more about the implementation.
New job at M&S Labs
The big news is that I’m leaving Forward Partners and joining the team at M&S Labs. It will be sad to say goodbye to the Forward Group after three and a half years (equal time spent between uSwitch and Forward Partners), but I’m excited to get stuck into my new job in the New Year!