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ShareUp 5 – Learning and Discussions


ShareUp Soton 5 went excellent, the residency ShareUp crew turned up ready to show off what they've made and set some content goals for the coming weeks.

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How to enable WebP in WordPress


I am still in shock and awe at the presence of the WebP file type. The benefits the image provides can be achieved by any developer using a fallback!

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WebP Image Format


WebP lossy images support transparency, are on average 25-34% smaller than JPEG images and 26% smaller in comparison to PNG images. 

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Compress Presentations


I often upload presentations for those who couldn't attend or attendees of events I talk at. I ran a little experiment on how to compress presentations.

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3 Common Pitfalls of Growth Hacking


Growth hacking is a buzz word term that is linked to the promotion of a product or service. To me, growth hacking is marketing but by uncommon methods.

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Winchester Creatives June 2017


Winchester Creatives is an event hosted in the heart of Winchester by 'Studio Republic'. I presented there in June on a topic that I feel passionate around.

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The Hive


The colours applied to the abstract piece of art named 'The Hive' follow a candy theme, the colours are light, joyful and glow gently.

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Rocket League Loading Screen


I love the simplicity of the loading screen design for one of my favourite games Rocket League. So why not create a codepen dedicated to the screen itself?

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Magnet Stand


Magnet Stand was constructed using various shapes that have become distorted and transformed into fluid objects, covered in pink and purple gradients.

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Solent University – Poster Day


On the 24th of May, I decided to go and visit Solent University to attend the poster day of those studying courses related to computing.

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Rebuild Part 10: Going Live!


For what feels like it's been months of coding and learning, it is finally over (all within a month). My website is ready to go live!

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Rebuild Part 9: Tests and Comparison


Before I run the tests and compare it against the original results, I first reflect on what the original goal of this project was.

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Rebuild Part 8: Cross Compatible (Browser Support)


It is time to test the website outside of the Google Chrome browser and see how well the CSS fairs across the primarily used browsers.

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Rebuild Part 7: Laptops and PCs (Desktop)


In this post, I will be talking about how I have rebuilt my website for Desktop, this will also cover laptops, PCs, tablets, etc.

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Rebuild Part 6: Mobile First


I will show you how I rebuilt my homepage to become mobile first both in the number of requests required and overall file size.

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Rebuild Part 5: Automation


My personal website centres around imagery more than the average website. If only there was a way I could add automation of keeping the file size low...

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Rebuild Part 4: Plugins


Plugins, after looking at the current build of my website, it is easy to get tunnel vision on the theme of my WordPress site

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Rebuild Part 3: Setting up a blank canvas


When I start any project, I like to have a blank canvas from which I can build upon. My personal website was no exception.

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Rebuild Part 2: Goals + Agenda


I thought that before beginning the rebuild of my website, it'd be best to outline some of the key goals that I want to achieve as part of the process.

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Rebuild Part 1 : Table of Contents + Running Tests


Welcome to my 10 part series of posts on how I improved the performance of my website, in this post I will be covering a table of contents on what to expect

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Third Chance


Third Chance is an abstract piece of art I created using images of sunsets and distorting them beyond repair. This piece of art draws a line in the sand.

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Carnage


This piece of art, titled 'Carnage' was constructed using a stock photograph of a volcano that has been distorted beyond recognition.

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ShareUp 4 – May The 4th Be With You!


After hibernating through winter, ShareUp returned in full force with a high turnout from attendees for ShareUp 4.

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Illustration – Natural Clutch


Natural Clutch is the second liquid-styled poster I have created using the liquify tool on Adobe Photoshop. Prepare for a tutorial soon.

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Illustration – Mowgli


Mowgli is an illustration I created using vector lines and distorting them with zig-zag effects, the name Mowgli itself is random and unrelated to the work.

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