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  1. Accessibility issues when removing list markers

    Article posted 12th October 2020 in Accessibility, CSS and Development

    If we remove the list markers from an ordered or unordered list, we’re likely to run into some issues with VoiceOver.

  2. Custom unordered list markers, done right

    Article posted 8th October 2020 in CSS and Development

    Did you know you can choose any icon you like for unordered/bulleted lists with a single line of CSS? Any Unicode character; no hacky CSS!

  3. Styling list markers the right way

    Article posted 7th October 2020 in CSS and Development

    Simple list styling like changing the bullets’ colour has always felt like a hack, involving a lot of CSS. But now there’s a proper way to do it!

  4. How to use the keyboard to navigate on Safari

    Article posted 6th October 2020 in Accessibility

    A great way to start accessibility testing is to navigate with the keyboard. Safari is limited by default, so here’s how get it working properly.

  5. Using the keyboard to navigate on macOS

    Article posted 5th October 2020 in Accessibility

    I’ve just set up a new Mac, and keyboard navigation is pretty limited by default. Here’s how to make it much more useful.

  6. Opening links in a new tab or window is better avoided

    Article posted 21st September 2020 in Design and Development

    A link to an external source opening in a new tab or window is something that appears innocuous but really isn’t as straightforward it seems.

  7. First impressions of iOS 14

    Article posted 18th September 2020 in Apple

    After 24 hours using iOS 14, I’ve found some of the new features unexpectedly useful. Here are my first impressions.

  8. 3D touch is gone on Apple Watch

    Article posted 17th September 2020 in Apple

    I noticed it when I went to try out the new Faces that arrived with watchOS 7: the new Apple Watch operating system has removed 3D Touch entirely!

  9. Splitting a hunk in Git’s patch mode

    Article posted 15th September 2020 in Development and Git

    When you enter Git’s patch mode, the chunks of code you’re offered to stage/skip can sometimes be too big. Here’s how splitting them works.

  10. Staging different parts of the same file with Git

    Article posted 14th September 2020 in Development and Git

    Since moving to command line Git, I’ve avoided patch mode; it looked too complicated. Turns out it’s really not, and very much worth learning.

  11. Include a date on your blog posts

    Article posted 10th September 2020

    Aside from the article itself, the most important thing to include on every blog post you write is the date published.

  12. Styling underlines with CSS

    Article posted 9th September 2020 in CSS, Design and Development

    Never mind border-bottom for making your links a bit more visually engaging, here’s how to do it properly with text-decoration.

  13. Why you should (almost) always underline your links

    Article posted 3rd September 2020 in Accessibility and Design

    A link should look like the text around it, but with a couple of differences: maybe a bit of colour and (almost) always an underline.

  14. Saying goodbye to UK government

    Article posted 26th August 2020

    Monday marked my last day working on the UK government’s digital services, after two and a half years. It has been an amazing experience.

  15. WebKit has fixed the implicit role on footers

    Article posted 24th August 2020 in Accessibility and Development

    Last year, I wrote about implicit ARIA roles; an issue I encountered was that VoiceOver didn’t give an implicit role to footers. Well, it’s fixed!

  16. iOS 14’s Back Tap; a better way to access Control Centre

    Article posted 21st August 2020 in Accessibility and Apple

    My most anticipated iOS 14 feature wasn’t mentioned at WWDC 2020, but will sort my biggest issue with iPhones X and above: Control Centre access.

  17. Putting the time in up front

    Article posted 18th August 2020

    Taking time to learn or improve a skill, or set solid foundations for a project can often be the difference between it happening or not.

  18. Text snippets on Apple devices

    Article posted 13th August 2020 in Apple and Workflows

    I’ve been using Apple’s built-in Text Replacement instead of TextExpander for a while now. It’s pretty basic, but it’s free and it does the job.

  19. The right way to use break tags in HTML

    Article posted 28th July 2020 in Development and HTML

    Break tags are often misused. I’ll demo some markup patterns to avoid them, and reveal the one and only legitimate use case I can think of.

  20. Using WebP images

    Article posted 27th July 2020 in Design and Development

    Safari will soon support the WebP image format, which purports some great advantages, but is it actually better than the formats we already use?

  21. Searching for a Git commit by name with grep

    Article posted 24th July 2020 in Development and Git

    When you need to dig out a commit you made a long time ago, you’re going to need something a bit more powerful than a standard git log.

  22. Using address in HTML won’t be problematic for much longer

    Article posted 22nd July 2020 in Accessibility, Development and HTML

    There’s a bug in Safari that adds an implicit role to <address> which causes problems for screen readers. The good news is, a fix is very close!

  23. Using horizontal rules in HTML

    Article posted 20th July 2020 in Development and HTML

    The horizontal rule is pretty widely misunderstood and often abused. It’s not an HTML element I reach for very much, but it’s worth writing about.

  24. How to change the first number of an ordered list in HTML

    Article posted 15th July 2020 in Development and HTML

    What happens when starting an ordered list at 1 doesn’t make sense? HTML has an attribute that lets you start your count at any number!

  25. Reversing an ordered list in HTML

    Article posted 14th July 2020 in Development and HTML

    When the order of a list matters, you might find yourself in a situation where you need to reverse the order. Fortunately, you can do that with HTML.

  26. Frontend NE draws to a close

    Article posted 13th July 2020

    Frontend NE is coming to an end, but I’ve decided to come back for one last hurrah at the postponed final meet-up, whenever that might be!

  27. Self-closing elements in HTML

    Article posted 10th July 2020 in Development and HTML

    Some elements don’t look like the others; those are self-closing elements, which are just an opening tag with no content and no closing tag.

  28. An introduction to HTML attributes

    Article posted 9th July 2020 in Development and HTML

    An HTML attribute lives on the opening tag of an element and gives that element powers it might not otherwise have had.

  29. A handy Git shortcut to fetch and prune

    Article posted 8th July 2020 in Development and Git

    I’m still writing my Git commands long-hand. Turns out a fetch and prune can be more concise than I’ve previously suggested, all without aliases.

  30. Chaining Git commands

    Article posted 7th July 2020 in Development and Git

    Writing a sequence of Git commands is really handy and much quicker than running one, waiting for it to finish, writing the next, etc. Here’s how.

  31. Using image aspect ratios to avoiding janky page loading

    Article posted 6th July 2020 in Development, HTML and Performance

    Adding dimensions to images in HTML is useful again! They’re a progressive enhancement to calculate the image’s aspect ratio and prevent jank.

  32. Lazy loading images without JavaScript

    Article posted 3rd July 2020 in Development, HTML and Performance

    Non-JavaScript lazy loading is a great progressive enhancement for image-heavy pages on the web. Just a simple HTML attribute and you’re away!

  33. The briefest of histories of responsive images

    Article posted 1st July 2020 in Design and Development

    There are a lot of things to consider when using images on the web. But why is it so complex? And how can we tackle that complexity?

  34. ‘Frontend’, ‘front‑end’ or ‘front end’?

    Article posted 30th June 2020 in Development

    As a frontend developer, something has always bothered me. How on earth do you spell ‘frontend’!? Or should that be ‘front-end’? Or ‘front end’…?

  35. Pushing to a differently named branch on your remote

    Article posted 29th June 2020 in Development and Git

    When using Git, you’ll normally push work to an identically named branch on your remote, but what if you want to push to a different branch?

  36. Redirect a filename in Netlify without specifying the path

    Article posted 26th June 2020 in Development and Serverless

    Redirecting a file in Netlify is easy, but what if you don’t know the path? Here’s how to redirect a particular filename, wherever that file may live.

  37. When design breaks semantics

    Article posted 25th June 2020 in Accessibility, Design and Development

    Semantic HTML is great. But sometimes following the rules is tricky. Grab a cuppa and let me tell you a story about links that look like buttons.

  38. How my website’s design has evolved

    Article posted 25th June 2020 in Brand and Design

    My post on portfolio redesign got me wondering how my website has evolved. I had an enjoyable look on the WayBack Machine and took some snapshots.

  39. Why I haven’t ‘redesigned my portfolio’ since 2014

    Article posted 24th June 2020 in Design

    There’s a thing in the web design community where we re-do our websites every couple of years. Confession time: I haven’t redesigned mine since 2014.

  40. WWDC 2020 roundup

    Article posted 23rd June 2020 in Apple

    I did it last year, so here it is again. Far from a complete list of the features Apple announced at WWDC 2020, but the ones that stood out to me.

  41. Sleep on watchOS 7

    Article posted 23rd June 2020 in Apple and Design

    One of only a handful of real stand outs from the WWDC 2020 Keynote was native sleep tracking on watchOS. I’ve been waiting for this for a long time!

  42. Keeping git status short

    Article posted 22nd June 2020 in Development and Git

    git status is one of the Git commands I use the most, but I’ve always thought that it overshares. Well, I’ve found a way to make it more readable!

  43. Optional closing tags in HTML

    Article posted 18th June 2020 in Development

    One of the interesting things about HTML5 is its flexibility. You don’t even need a closing tag on some elements! But be careful with that.

  44. The difference between elements and tags in HTML

    Article posted 15th June 2020 in Development

    People often refer to HTML ‘tags’ and ‘elements’ interchangeably. They’re related, but very much different things. Here’s the deal.

  45. Why I always raise a pull request on solo projects

    Article posted 4th May 2020 in Development and Git

    The whole point of a PR is to get feedback and approval on a piece of work from someone else before it’s published. But what if it’s just you?

  46. De-prioritising design

    Article posted 8th April 2020 in Design

    When a friend asked for some CSS tips for a website he works on, I noticed a design issue that actually highlights a common problem in our industry.

  47. HTML is more complicated than you think

    Article posted 6th April 2020

    HTML, like CSS, is easy to learn. Trouble is, if you want to write it well, it gets difficult very quickly.

  48. Using the HTML document outline

    Article posted 3rd April 2020 in Accessibility, Design and Development

    What is a document outline? Sounds complicated, but it’s really not – it’s just headings! Find out more about them and why they’re a good idea.

  49. Pixels, constraints, minimalism and tempertemper

    Article posted 14th March 2020 in Brand and Design

    As a designer, I thrive on constraints; as a minimalist, I enjoy boiling something down to its essence. Happily, my brand now allows room for pixel art.

  50. Even the finest of details can be important

    Article posted 28th February 2020 in Brand and Design

    Since my post on refining my brand I’ve encountered a tiny issue where, with a circular crop, the underscore is too close to the edge of the circle.

  51. What watchOS 7 might have in store

    Article posted 27th February 2020 in Apple and Design

    I was pretty pleased with watchOS 6 when it landed last autumn, but a recent article got me thinking about what watchOS 7 might have in store.

  52. Why is accessibility so often seen as a low priority?

    Article posted 20th February 2020 in Accessibility

    A couple of recent CSS-Tricks articles got me thinking about how website owners prioritise their legal (and moral!) obligations to their users.

  53. How to rename a remote repo in Git

    Article posted 10th February 2020 in Development and Git

    Renaming a Git repository feels pretty fundamental – surely something will break? Well, worry no more – it turns out it’s a piece of cake!

  54. The simplest solutions are usually the best

    Article posted 25th January 2020 in Brand and Design

    I’ve spent more than 5 years working on an icon for my brand. It has been a lot of fun and the right solution turned out to be under my nose all along!

  55. How to diff branches in Git

    Article posted 11th January 2020 in Development and Git

    Turns out it’s pretty easy to look at the differences between two branches in Git. This is useful when coming back to a feature branch after a while.

  56. Git rebase versus merge

    Article posted 31st December 2019 in Development and Git

    There are two ways to get a branch up to date with master before raising a PR: merge and rebase. Here are pros and cons with each.

  57. Version tagging with Releases in GitHub Flow

    Article posted 27th December 2019 in Development and Git

    I’ve started using GitHub Flow for some projects and the process is much simpler than GitFlow, but one hurdle I encountered was tagging.

  58. Simplifying branching and deployment with GitHub Flow

    Article posted 14th December 2019 in Development and Git

    GitFlow is great but it’s not quite right for every project. GitHub Flow is simpler and means I’ll publish a feature or fix as soon as it’s ready.

  59. Why ‘tempertemper’?

    Article posted 12th December 2019 in Brand

    Over the years, I’ve often been asked where I got the name ‘tempertemper’ from. The answer is very simple.

  60. Apple’s Keyboards revisited

    Article posted 21st November 2019 in Apple and Design

    Apple released a new MacBook Pro last week and the keyboard has been revised, fixing almost all the issues the current/outgoing models have.

  61. The best Sublime Text theme

    Article posted 18th November 2019 in Design and Development

    Operator Mono’s fancy italics don’t work with every colour scheme, but finding one that does has lead me to my favourite Sublime Text theme.

  62. Operator Mono and why I want italics in my code editor

    Article posted 17th November 2019 in Design and Development

    I’m ready to start recording for my YouTube channel and I’ve been thinking about what my coding environment looks like.

  63. Ligatures in coding fonts

    Article posted 7th November 2019 in Development

    I enjoy freshening my coding environment up a wee bit every now and then, but typefaces with ligatures are a step too far.

  64. If it’s not progressively enhanced, it’s not accessible

    Article posted 6th November 2019 in Accessibility

    In his latest article, Adam Silver summarises the many ways JavaScript can fail, which, to me, is an accessibilty issue.

  65. Which way is that arrow pointing!?

    Article posted 2nd November 2019 in Design

    To show/hide content you’ll probably use an arrow on the toggle to indicate that content will be revealed. Sounds simple enough, doesn’t it?

  66. If only Apple’s Voice Memos did transcription

    Article posted 30th October 2019 in Apple

    Imagine dictating a memo and coming back to it later as text for editing into a blog post. You can do that with the new Google Pixel…

  67. Stop search indexing for Netlify Deploy Previews and Branch Deploys

    Article posted 26th October 2019 in Development and Serverless

    Netlify Deploy Previews and Branch Deploys are great, but what if search engines start indexing them?

  68. Setting up a staging site with Netlify

    Article posted 25th October 2019 in Development and Serverless

    Netlify Deploy Previews are great, but sometimes it’s good to have a staging site for stuff that isn’t ready to put into the live website yet.

  69. Netlify Deploy Previews

    Article posted 24th October 2019 in Development and Serverless

    I’ve become a bit of an unashamed fan of Netlify recently, and Deploy Previews are something I’ve been making a quite a bit of use of.

  70. Colour contrast on

    Article posted 14th October 2019 in Accessibility, Brand and Design

    Colour contrast on my site now meets WCAG AAA, in light or dark mode. There have been compromises but, if it’s more useable, I’m happy to make them.

  71. List-style articles

    Article posted 10th October 2019

    I’ve noticed a lot of draft articles building up that don’t get very much further than that initial outline. I wonder whether

  72. Some brief thoughts on watchOS 6

    Article posted 9th October 2019 in Apple

    After using it for a couple of weeks, here’s a quick summary of my thoughts on the newest operating system for Apple Watch.

  73. Routine and flexibility

    Article posted 7th October 2019

    I broke my golden rule this morning. I woke up early, made myself a tea and sat down with my laptop. But instead of writing, I did some freelance work.

  74. Ditching Google Analytics in favour of Netlify Analytics

    Article posted 4th October 2019 in Development and Serverless

    Having moved my website to Netlify, I’ve been pretty excited about some of the features they offer, one in particular has been Netlify Analytics.

  75. Moving to Netlify

    Article posted 3rd October 2019 in Development and Serverless

    I’ve really never enjoyed servers, and Netlify looks like an easy to use, powerful alternative for any static sites I build.

  76. Adding files for a commit with asterisks

    Article posted 1st October 2019 in Development and Git

    It can be fiddly to stage files for a commit using Git on the command line. Or so I thought! I found a shortcut, so thought I’d write about it.

  77. Using nvm on macOS

    Article posted 23rd September 2019 in Development

    I upgraded node on my laptop and things broke… But I found a way to change the node version, to keep projects alive until there’s time to upgrade all those packages and config.

  78. SwiftUI is more than just a developer convenience

    Article posted 19th September 2019 in Apple

    Apple announced SwiftUI at this year’s WWDC; I reckon it’s more than just a developer convenience – it’s a tactical move on Apple’s part.

  79. iPhone event 2019

    Article posted 18th September 2019 in Apple

    Apple’s iPhone event has just passed and it was interesting, but didn’t get me too excited. Here’s a brief list of my take-aways.

  80. Why I’m not using Git aliases

    Article posted 11th September 2019 in Development and Git

    Git aliases are incredibly useful, but there are five good reasons I’ve decided not to make use of them.

  81. Version control for articles and blog posts

    Article posted 6th September 2019 in Development and Git

    Git workflows like GitFlow are great, but how does publishing articles fit in when using a static site generator? Here’s how I’m doing it.

  82. Years in, the accessibility learning curve continues

    Article posted 5th September 2019 in Accessibility and Development

    I’ve cared about accessibility for as long as I’ve been working in the web and, even after all these years, I still enjoy learning new things.

  83. Practice makes perfect

    Article posted 30th August 2019

    I do a lot of reading on the Metro, on the way to work. A while back, I read an article that quoted something that really stuck in my head.

  84. How to avoid disabled buttons

    Article posted 23rd August 2019 in Design

    Disabling a submit button can indicate that a form isn’t ready to be sent; there are various ways to design this, but should we be doing it at all?

  85. Changing editor for Git on the command line

    Article posted 21st August 2019 in Development and Git

    Something that has been bugging me since moving from a GUI to command line git has been the default editor for writing commit messages.

  86. Fixing your last Git commit

    Article posted 21st August 2019 in Development and Git

    Since I’ve started using Git on the command line, there’s one ‘new’ thing that I’ve used more than any other: amending my most recent commit.

  87. Website version 5

    Article posted 4th August 2019 in Design and Development

    I’m already more than a dozen releases into version 5 of my website, but I’m finally ready to ‘officially’ announce it!

  88. Changing your Git history

    Article posted 26th July 2019 in Development and Git

    This week I removed some files and data from my Git history. It was a bit of a learning curve, but here’s how I did it, step by step.

  89. Right here, right now

    Article posted 18th July 2019

    I was reminded of a neat idea the other day: the Now page. I’d seen the idea a while ago but hadn’t had time to do anything about it.

  90. Stop the ride, I want to get off

    Article posted 17th July 2019 in Design and Tools

    I never thought I’d see the day, but I’ve fallen out of love with Dropbox. Dropbox’s genius was its simplicity, which is getting buried by questionable new features and messy branding.

  91. Minimalism and progressive enhancement

    Article posted 16th July 2019 in Design and Development

    I’ve been enjoying reading though Adam Silver’s articles around accessibility and inclusive design, and his take on progressive enhancement really struck a chord.

  92. Refining my writing process

    Article posted 14th July 2019 in Workflows

    I’ve rebuilt this site with a static site generator and it has been great so many reasons, but there’s one I want to share ahead of the ‘official’ announcement: my writing workflow.

  93. Folder sharing and the new Apple OSs

    Article posted 13th July 2019 in Apple and Workflows

    The up-coming Apple operating systems will allow folder sharing in both Files/Finder and the Notes app. This is a big step forward!

  94. Design and dev should be more joined up

    Article posted 2nd July 2019 in Design and Development

    I’ve been catching up on some reading and came across this nugget in ‘The “D” in the DOM’…

  95. Getting to grips with Git

    Article posted 26th June 2019 in Development and Git

    I’ve been using Git for years and it’s finally time to make a concerted effort to move away from my GUI to the command line.

  96. What’s emphasis and what’s not

    Article posted 24th June 2019 in Accessibility and Development

    Semantic HTML is hard. We stopped using <i> and <b> elements in favour of <em> and <strong>, but are <i> and <b> still useful?

  97. Implicit ARIA landmark roles

    Article posted 14th June 2019 in Accessibility and Development

    ARIA landmarks give a screen reader user an easy way to orient themselves on a web page. Implicit roles are also great. Except when they’re not.

  98. Looks like 3D Touch is going away

    Article posted 8th June 2019 in Apple

    In spite of my recent enthusiasm for 3D Touch, there have been murmurs that it is on its way out. I think they might be right.

  99. WWDC 2019 roundup

    Article posted 6th June 2019 in Apple

    I love watching the opening Keynote for WWDC. Here’s a brief overview of the things they announced this year that I’m excited about or interested in.

  100. Reducing motion

    Article posted 30th May 2019 in Accessibility, Design and Development

    Accessibility is important, so I’ve taken steps to minimise animation on my site, and even removed it completely for those who ‘prefer reduce motion’.

  101. Let’s make webmasters a thing again

    Article posted 21st May 2019

    We used to be webmasters. CMSs then gave our clients control of their websites, but I can’t help wondering if we had it right in the first place.

  102. Face ID and sunglasses

    Article posted 21st May 2019 in Apple and Design

    Face ID worked perfectly every time until the sun started coming out. Seems its achilles heel is sunglasses, but I think I might be ok with that.

  103. Settling for less

    Article posted 18th May 2019

    I take a lot of care over my articles, but that means they take a long time before I hit ‘publish’. Maybe I need to put less pressure on my writing…

  104. Thoughts on 3D Touch

    Article posted 8th May 2019 in Apple and Design

    Moving from an iPhone 6 to an iPhone XS has been great, and I know it has been around for a while but one of my favourite things is 3D Touch.

  105. Still a sucker for Sublime

    Article posted 1st May 2019 in Development and Tools

    Over the years I jumped from one code editor to another before settling on Sublime Text. I’ve since tried others but keep ending up back with Sublime.

  106. I can’t wait for Dark Mode on iOS

    Article posted 24th April 2019 in Apple and Design

    Dark Mode on iOS looks to be right around the corner. I’m already all-in on Dark Mode on my Mac but it’s even more compelling on the iPhone.

  107. Choosing Dark Mode on macOS

    Article posted 17th April 2019 in Apple and Design

    It’s nice to dust the cobwebs off with a UI overhaul every so often, so when macOS Mojave was released last year I couldn’t wait to try Dark Mode.

  108. Keep on learning

    Article posted 10th April 2019

    I’ve found myself with extra time on my hands for the first time in years and I can’t wait to pick up some projects I’ve been eyeing been for a while.

  109. Reading at night with a neat iPhone hack

    Article posted 20th March 2019 in Apple

    I love reading in bed each night but even my iPhone’s lowest brightness is too fierce in the dark, so here’s a neat trick to make it even dim further.

  110. They’re my rules to break

    Article posted 28th January 2019

    While I’m not one to say something publicly, only to go back on it, I learned through bitter experience last year that over-committing isn’t healthy.

  111. My favourite RSS app

    Article posted 25th January 2019 in Design and Tools

    I love RSS. Having used the same RSS app for years, I decided to have a look what else was out there one stood out above the rest.

  112. The new MacBook keyboard

    Article posted 9th January 2019 in Apple and Design

    The new MacBook keyboard has certainly been a talking point. From the new layout to the Touch Bar and keys sticking; I both love and loathe it.

  113. A New Year’s resolution for 2019

    Article posted 2nd January 2019

    2018 was a funny one. Not at all how I planned it. This year, I’m making one commitment – to write and publish a blog article each and every week.

  114. Leaving the Frontend NE meet-up

    Article posted 13th December 2018

    In early 2015 Colin Oakley, Sam Beckham and I started Frontend NE. Fast-forward 4 years and it’s time for me to bow out of the meet-up.

  115. Dark mode websites on macOS Mojave

    Article posted 28th November 2018 in Design and Development

    macOS Mojave comes with a Dark Mode feature, but how do we get our websites to do the same? Turns out there’s a handy CSS media query that does the job!

  116. In search of the best writing app

    Article posted 16th October 2018 in Tools

    A good writing app is an invaluable tool. I’ve found one I’m very comfortable with, and there are a few good reasons for that.

  117. Safari tab icons

    Article posted 20th September 2018 in Design and Tools

    I’m a fan of small and seemingly trivial changes that make a big difference, so Safari tabs getting icons in macOS Mojave was cause for celebration.

  118. Dashes, asterisks and plus signs

    Article posted 22nd August 2018 in Tools

    As a designer, I enjoy details. Markdown has lots of ways of doing the same thing and this is kind of nice, but also makes me sweat!

  119. A shift in focus

    Article posted 11th November 2017

    “Change is the only constant”, said a Greek fella a few thousand years ago. Turns out this is very true. And it happens when you least need/expect it!

  120. Changing the way I start a project

    Article posted 20th June 2016

    Over the years I have refined the way I plan the websites I build. I’ve moved to a more consultative approach and it has been great for my clients.

  121. tempertemper’s Typefaces

    Article posted 19th June 2015 in Brand and Design

    I rebranded tempertemper last summer. Text is so important on the web that it made perfect sense to make typography one of the first things to tackle.

  122. The benefits of co-working

    Article posted 4th May 2015 in Business

    I was recently part of a panel on co-working at the ITI Conference 2015, so now feels like a good time to revisit co-working and what it does for my business.

  123. Controlling email

    Article posted 8th February 2015 in Business and Tools

    Constant interruptions and notifications can take over your working day. For me, the biggest culprit is email. Here’s how I keep my head above water.

  124. Why I still use RSS

    Article posted 27th January 2015 in Tools

    Anyone who knows me will know I like to keep things tidy. Whether it’s my desk, the contents of my work bag or the files on my computer, everything has its place. This helps me keep in control and is why I still believe RSS has its place.

  125. Switching to Gmail

    Article posted 28th January 2014 in Tools

    Having never been comfortable with Google’s business model I’ve always chosen to avoid their services where possible. However, I’ve finally made the switch to Gmail and here’s why…

  126. Blue Beanie Day

    Article posted 30th November 2012 in Development

    The web is very young and is still developing—as well as growing—at a rapid pace. For a long time it was pretty fragmented; a mismatch of all sorts of different technologies being used to display a website and provide functionality.

  127. My introduction to co-working

    Article posted 21st November 2012 in Business

    Co-working is a great way to escape the isolation of home-working, make business contacts and boost your creativity with a change of scenery– read on to find out more…

  128. FreeAgent

    Article posted 30th May 2012 in Business and Tools

    As a small business I have to do everything. From marketing my services to working on the projects themselves. One thing I have a kind of love-hate relationship with is invoicing, bookkeeping and accounts. Read on to find out how I’ve cured that particular headache…

  129. Evernote

    Article posted 28th April 2012 in Business and Tools

    Evernote is how I stay organised and a great way to reduce clutter and save time. This article will tell you how it works and hopefully inspire you to see how it will work best for you! tempertemper Web Design wouldn’t be the same without it!

  130. Dropbox – my most useful app

    Article posted 27th April 2012 in Tools

    Dropbox is by far and away the most useful application/program I use. It’s totally streamlined the way I run tempertemper, freeing me from the shackles of my desktop computer and allowing me to take my work on the road at a moment’s notice!

  131. What’s RSS all about?

    Article posted 15th July 2011 in Tools

    So what’s all this talk about RSS, feeds, subscribing, etc.?