I'm a software engineer and open source enthusiast from Glasgow, Scotland

  • Slimming down: An introduction to Slim

    Posted on January 14, 2016

    It’s January and we’re all regretting how much food we ate at Christmas; our belts no longer fit and our favourite t-shirts are leaving little to the imagination. While we strive to remove some of our own excess holiday weight in January, is it possible to trim some of the fat off our applications too?

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  • Building de-coupled applications with VueJS and Drupal 8

    Posted on November 20, 2015

    With the launch of Drupal 8, core is now packed with REST support, straight out of the box. This is incredibly exciting, not only because we are able to de-couple our applications with relative ease, but it proves that Drupal and the web industry is moving in the same direction.

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  • Using Pure Grids (with Drupal)

    Posted on August 23, 2015

    A few years ago, I was introduced to the CSS framework “YUI grids” (now “Pure grids”) by a friend at work (@kristhegrump). As it turned out, it was very similar to the way I had been styling applications for years and by simply including the framework I no longer had to bother maintaning any of my own grid system styles. Since then, i’ve used it on almost every project (Drupal, WordPress, ExpressionEngine… you name it).

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