Mike Street https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/ Front-end developer, maker & cyclist en-us Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:59:33 +0000 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:59:33 +0000 https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/assets/images/favicon.png Mike Street https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/ 32 32 Front-end developer, maker & cyclist How I kicked a millennial habit https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/how-i-kicked-a-millennial-habit Thu, 22 Jun 2017 18:24:34 +0000 https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/how-i-kicked-a-millennial-habit Changing habits is hard - especially when it's being part of your lifestyle for so long. After watching a video, I decided to address...

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The Digital Bucket List for People in the Web https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/the-digital-bucket-list-for-people-in-the-web Wed, 14 Jun 2017 18:12:00 +0000 https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/the-digital-bucket-list-for-people-in-the-web Last September I gave a talk at Bytes 2016, a mini-conference for people in the web about my digital bucket list for people who work...

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Find folders on a linux server that do not have a file https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/find-folders-on-a-linux-server-that-do-not-have-a-file Fri, 19 May 2017 09:59:00 +0000 https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/find-folders-on-a-linux-server-that-do-not-have-a-file I needed to locate any folder following a particular pattern that did not have a particular file. The command allows you to locate the...

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Render Conf 30th March 2017 - A review https://www.liquidlight.co.uk/blog/article/render-conf-30th-march-2017-a-review/?rel=external Wed, 17 May 2017 23:00:00 +0000 https://www.liquidlight.co.uk/blog/article/render-conf-30th-march-2017-a-review/?rel=external On 30th March, I took the many trains over the many hours required to get to Oxford from Brighton and attended Render Conf. In it’s second year, this conference already seems to have gained quite an online following. The line-up was jam-packed full of reputable names you’ve heard and people with brains jam-packed full of info.

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Rarely handy Git commands https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/rarely-handy-git-commands Mon, 15 May 2017 10:14:03 +0000 https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/rarely-handy-git-commands There are rare times when you need a slightly obscure git command. You spent several minutes googling, crafting and constructing your...

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HTML 5 collapsable information - works in a Github/Gitlab issue https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/html-5-collapsable-information-works-in-a-github-gitlab-issue Wed, 10 May 2017 10:48:14 +0000 https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/html-5-collapsable-information-works-in-a-github-gitlab-issue It may be that you wish to include a lot of information in a Github issue (or anywhere else on the web that allows HTML) but don't want...

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Multiple transition delays https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/multiple-transition-delay Wed, 03 May 2017 20:22:00 +0000 https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/multiple-transition-delay Being able to animate with CSS transitions is great, although there are a few gotchas when using them. This one with transition-delay had...

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CSS Custom Properties - everyday applications https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/css-custom-properties-everyday-applications Wed, 26 Apr 2017 20:22:00 +0000 https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/css-custom-properties-everyday-applications CSS Custom properties are now supported in Edge, meaning you can use them nearly everywhere. However, there are some cases where...

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How can I score 100 on Google PageSpeed Insights? https://www.liquidlight.co.uk/blog/article/how-can-i-score-100-on-google-pagespeed-insights/?rel=external Mon, 13 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.liquidlight.co.uk/blog/article/how-can-i-score-100-on-google-pagespeed-insights/?rel=external PageSpeed Insights (PSI) is a tool developed by Google to rank the speed of your website. There are a few things it doesn’t look out for, such as code validation or usability but it’s a good starting point at getting your site up to scratch.

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What's new in Feefo v3? https://www.liquidlight.co.uk/blog/article/whats-new-in-feefo-v3/?rel=external Thu, 15 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.liquidlight.co.uk/blog/article/whats-new-in-feefo-v3/?rel=external Feefo, the customer feedback and review website, launched version 3 of their product at the end of September. Although customers had no choice to be updated to version 3, what does this mean for users, customers and developers using the platform?

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"HD" cheap action cam - you get what you pay for https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/hd-cheap-action-cam-you-get-what-you-pay-for Mon, 12 Dec 2016 19:30:00 +0000 https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/hd-cheap-action-cam-you-get-what-you-pay-for Recently, a friend and I purchased a cheap action camera from eBay (this link will probably expire). To give you a rundown in case it...

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Find and remove vendor prefixes in your CSS using Regex https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/find-and-remove-vendor-prefixes-in-your-css-using-regex Thu, 17 Nov 2016 12:58:00 +0000 https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/find-and-remove-vendor-prefixes-in-your-css-using-regex I recently set out to remove all of the vendor prefixes from the CSS for all of our clients at work. This is because we use Gulp with...

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Building a Vue v2 JS app using Vue-router https://www.liquidlight.co.uk/blog/article/building-a-vue-v2-js-app-using-vue-router/?rel=external Thu, 03 Nov 2016 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.liquidlight.co.uk/blog/article/building-a-vue-v2-js-app-using-vue-router/?rel=external Vue JS is a javascript framework which has recently released version 2. Allowing you to display, manipulate and navigate data, Vue is a React, Knockout and Angular competitor. This blog post walks through building a web app with Vue Router.

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Set up a new Virtual Private Server (VPS) https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/set-up-a-new-virtual-private-server-vps Sun, 23 Oct 2016 11:40:00 +0000 https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/set-up-a-new-virtual-private-server-vps How to set up a new VPS with all the expected features and functionality

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How we use Trello to keep track of our marketing schedule https://www.liquidlight.co.uk/blog/article/how-we-use-trello-to-keep-track-of-our-marketing-schedule/?rel=external Mon, 01 Aug 2016 23:00:00 +0000 https://www.liquidlight.co.uk/blog/article/how-we-use-trello-to-keep-track-of-our-marketing-schedule/?rel=external Trello is a great tool which lets you easily manage projects. Ranging from websites to weddings, Trello helps you create tag and move cards. At Liquid Light, we use Trello to keep track of our marketing output - this blog explains how.

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Using lego to build a device lab https://www.liquidlight.co.uk/blog/article/using-lego-to-build-a-device-lab/?rel=external Tue, 12 Jul 2016 23:00:00 +0000 https://www.liquidlight.co.uk/blog/article/using-lego-to-build-a-device-lab/?rel=external At Liquid Light we've got a range of devices which we use to test our websites on - accessing and viewing these devices was becoming cumbersome. A colleague and I took it into our own hands to build a Lego-based device lab.

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12 Favorite Atom Tips and Shortcuts to Improve Your Workflow https://www.sitepoint.com/12-favorite-atom-tips-and-shortcuts-to-improve-your-workflow/?rel=external Fri, 27 May 2016 21:03:00 +0000 https://www.sitepoint.com/12-favorite-atom-tips-and-shortcuts-to-improve-your-workflow/?rel=external A blog post with my top 12 Atom tips for developers. I often see experienced developers taking the "long way round" when it comes to working in Atom - this post aims to solve that.

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CSS Frameworks are like sex... https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/css-frameworks-and-why-you-should-make-one Thu, 19 May 2016 23:00:00 +0000 https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/css-frameworks-and-why-you-should-make-one Religion is like a penis [Original Source] Since I read it a couple of years ago, this quote has really stuck with...

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Code snippets https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/small-code-snippets-for-alligator-io?rel=external Wed, 04 May 2016 18:28:00 +0000 https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/small-code-snippets-for-alligator-io?rel=external A collection of small code snippets for the website Alligator.io

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Small code snippets for Alligator.io https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/small-code-snippets-for-alligator-io Wed, 04 May 2016 18:27:32 +0000 https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/small-code-snippets-for-alligator-io I have recently been writing some small code snippets and examples for alligator.io. It's a great little website which takes...

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Creating a custom Mailchimp template with layout variations https://www.liquidlight.co.uk/blog/article/creating-a-custom-mailchimp-template-with-layout-variations/?rel=external Tue, 03 May 2016 23:00:00 +0000 https://www.liquidlight.co.uk/blog/article/creating-a-custom-mailchimp-template-with-layout-variations/?rel=external Creating a responsive, HTML email template is not as easy as it first appears. Email clients are still behind with web standards and supporting latest web technologies, so HTML emails need to be built using the <table> element and inline styles. This blog will walk you through creating a custom template while still using Mailchimp's WYSIWYG and Image editor

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Making Craft CMS work with Prism JS using pre and code blocks https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/making-craft-cms-work-with-prism-js-using-pre-and-code-blocks Wed, 20 Apr 2016 20:14:00 +0000 https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/making-craft-cms-work-with-prism-js-using-pre-and-code-blocks You may (or may not) have noticed that my site had a massive overhaul. With that overhaul, I changed CMS from Anchor to Craft. Anchor...

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Newsletters for Front-end developers https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/newsletters-for-front-end-developers Mon, 11 Apr 2016 08:46:00 +0000 https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/newsletters-for-front-end-developers There is so much information on the web these days about development, that I often miss out on things on twitter. For that reason, I find...

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How do I update to Gulp 4? https://www.liquidlight.co.uk/blog/article/how-do-i-update-to-gulp-4/?rel=external Tue, 22 Mar 2016 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.liquidlight.co.uk/blog/article/how-do-i-update-to-gulp-4/?rel=external Gulp is a task runner used for compiling SCSS to CSS, minifying JS and creating SVG sprites. Version 4 is about to be released and this blog post runs you through how to update and use the new features of gulp.

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Download files via command line https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/download-files-via-command-line Sun, 06 Mar 2016 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/download-files-via-command-line I recently purchased a Western Digital EX2 NAS box for my home storage. This device is a low powered file server which is on all the time...

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Get background image information if element has a one in jQuery https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/get-background-image-information-if-element-has-a-one-in-jquery Fri, 04 Mar 2016 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/get-background-image-information-if-element-has-a-one-in-jquery Recently I need to loop through elements on a page and, if the element had a background image apply a jQuery plugin. The plugin required...

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Raspberry Pi: what is it and why do i need one? https://www.liquidlight.co.uk/blog/article/raspberry-pi-what-is-it-and-why-do-i-need-one/?rel=external Mon, 15 Feb 2016 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.liquidlight.co.uk/blog/article/raspberry-pi-what-is-it-and-why-do-i-need-one/?rel=external The Raspberry Pi is a credit card sized computer which has taken the technical world by storm. Originally developed to encourage children and schools to get into programming - the cheap device has been picked up by the development and hacking industries and has been the central device in projects no-one would have dreamed of while it was being developed.

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My Dream: Multi-room audio with Chromecast and central music server https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/my-dream-multi-room-audio-with-chromecast-and-central-music-server Fri, 29 Jan 2016 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/my-dream-multi-room-audio-with-chromecast-and-central-music-server I have been searching for a solution to my problem for a while now and I have had no luck - so i'm putting it out to the masses to see if...

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YouTube videos vs self-hosted: Which one is better for you? https://www.liquidlight.co.uk/blog/article/youtube-videos-vs-self-hosted-which-one-is-better-for-you/?rel=external Mon, 25 Jan 2016 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.liquidlight.co.uk/blog/article/youtube-videos-vs-self-hosted-which-one-is-better-for-you/?rel=external If you want your video on your website. the question of whether you should self-host or not often crops up. This post outlines the benefits to self-hosting compared to using a third party service such as YouTube

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Building a 3D printer - tips, hints and links https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/building-a-3d-printer-tips-hints-and-links Thu, 10 Dec 2015 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/building-a-3d-printer-tips-hints-and-links Recently a friend, Chris, and I have embarked on the journey of building our own 3D printer. This is something I hugely recommend if you...

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Let's drop IE8 https://www.liquidlight.co.uk/blog/article/lets-drop-ie8/?rel=external Thu, 03 Dec 2015 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.liquidlight.co.uk/blog/article/lets-drop-ie8/?rel=external Support for the browser is soon coming to an end. What does that mean for you and your website?

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Responsive Typography in SCSS https://www.liquidlight.co.uk/blog/article/responsive-typography-in-scss/?rel=external Mon, 02 Nov 2015 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.liquidlight.co.uk/blog/article/responsive-typography-in-scss/?rel=external Ensuring your website content is readable on all devices is something which is becoming harder to do. This blog post walks you through a solution which helps you manage your responsive typography.

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Use a Raspberry Pi with multiple WiFi networks https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/use-a-raspberry-pi-with-multiple-wifi-networks Sat, 10 Oct 2015 23:00:00 +0000 https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/use-a-raspberry-pi-with-multiple-wifi-networks I have recently been carrying my Raspberry Pi back and forth between my home and my local hack space - BuildBrighton. Both places have...

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Making a filming, photographing, auto-tweeting bot https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/making-a-filming-photographing-auto-tweeting-bot Fri, 25 Sep 2015 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/making-a-filming-photographing-auto-tweeting-bot At Liquid Light, we often have hack days - a day where we down client work and hack something together for a day. Working on...

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Export Locko to 1Password https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/export-locko-to-1password Wed, 17 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/export-locko-to-1password I recently changed password managers going from Locko, created by Binary Nights to 1Password from Agile Bits. Most password managers offer...

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Raspberry Pi Timelapse https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/raspberry-pi-timelapse Wed, 17 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/raspberry-pi-timelapse I recently acquired a Raspberry Pi camera and the first thing I wanted to do was set up a timelapse. The brains behind this is a...

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The Arduino Uno and a Mac https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/the-arduino-uno-and-a-mac Thu, 04 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/the-arduino-uno-and-a-mac I finally managed to get my hands on an Arduino board a couple of days ago and have been playing around with it this evening. Arduinos...

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Using Slack to Improve Team Communication https://www.liquidlight.co.uk/blog/article/using-slack-to-improve-team-communication/?rel=external Wed, 29 Apr 2015 23:00:00 +0000 https://www.liquidlight.co.uk/blog/article/using-slack-to-improve-team-communication/?rel=external Team communication is one of the most important things in a company. We use Slack to make sure everyone is up-to-date with company and client news - this blog outlines how we, and others, use the popular instant messaging client

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Setting Up Your Raspberry Pi for Input and Output https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/setting-up-your-raspberry-pi-for-input-and-output Mon, 13 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/setting-up-your-raspberry-pi-for-input-and-output Make sure you read the introduction to this series So you want the start hacking with your Raspberry Pi? There are a few things you...

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Hacking with a Raspberry Pi: An Introduction https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/hacking-with-a-raspberry-pi-an-introduction Wed, 01 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/hacking-with-a-raspberry-pi-an-introduction I've recently been playing around with Raspberry Pi and some hardware - seeing what else can be done with the tiny computer. I...

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Git for Beginners: An Overview and Basic Workflow https://www.liquidlight.co.uk/blog/article/git-for-beginners-an-overview-and-basic-workflow/?rel=external Tue, 10 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.liquidlight.co.uk/blog/article/git-for-beginners-an-overview-and-basic-workflow/?rel=external Git is a tricky subject to get your head around. Knowing the commands is one thing, but knowing how to use them is another. This article will walk you through a simple, single developer Git workflow - covering the commands that you would use at each stage.

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Filtering Tables https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/filtering-tables Thu, 12 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/filtering-tables I was recently asked by a friend how you would make a table filterable by using a select box & jQuery - for example "show me films made...

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HTML Newsletters - Design Considerations https://www.liquidlight.co.uk/blog/article/html-newsletters-design-considerations/?rel=external Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.liquidlight.co.uk/blog/article/html-newsletters-design-considerations/?rel=external HTML emails are a great way of keeping your customers up-to-date, but are not as versatile as web pages. Here's our list of things to consider when designing and building HTML emails.

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PHP Classes - Explained https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/php-classes-explained Wed, 03 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/php-classes-explained To put it very simply, a PHP class is a way of grouping a set of functions and variables into entities,allowing them to be used as...

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Creating SVG Sprites using Gulp and Sass https://www.liquidlight.co.uk/blog/article/creating-svg-sprites-using-gulp-and-sass/?rel=external Tue, 11 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.liquidlight.co.uk/blog/article/creating-svg-sprites-using-gulp-and-sass/?rel=external Following on from the previous blog post, we walk through the process we have for creating and maintaining our SVG sprites with Gulp and Sass by using custom mixins and functions

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My Local Bike Shop in Brighton https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/my-local-bike-shop-in-brighton Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/my-local-bike-shop-in-brighton Living in Brighton, there is a huge array of bike shops to choose from. Ask any local cyclist and the phrase "Support your local bike...

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Working with SVGs in Sprites https://www.liquidlight.co.uk/blog/article/working-with-svgs-in-sprites/?rel=external Wed, 06 Aug 2014 23:00:00 +0000 https://www.liquidlight.co.uk/blog/article/working-with-svgs-in-sprites/?rel=external Scaleable Vector Graphics allow you to have images and icons which look great on any screen and can be resized without any loss in quality and can speed up your website when used in a sprite

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Hovélo - a new Hove-based cycling group https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/hovelo-a-new-hove-based-cycling-group Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/hovelo-a-new-hove-based-cycling-group Posts round here have been a bit quite because my time has been taken up by starting a new cycling club - Hovélo Hovélo is a casual...

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10 Moments I Hate About Cycling https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/10-moments-i-hate-about-cycling Thu, 19 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/10-moments-i-hate-about-cycling A little while ago, Evans Cycles blogged 10 Moments Every Cyclist Hates and before I had even read the blog, plenty of moments popped into...

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Remaking the Sass News Newsletter https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/remaking-the-sass-news-newsletter Tue, 10 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/remaking-the-sass-news-newsletter With the weekly golden nectar of Sass News winging its way into my inbox every week, I decided to take on the challenge of giving the...

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Make Anchor CMS work with its files elsewhere https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/make-anchor-cms-work-with-its-files-elsewhere Fri, 06 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/make-anchor-cms-work-with-its-files-elsewhere Recently I wanted to tidy up my public_html directory - as the folders were getting too much and I like a clean directory. My site...

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Advanced Gulp File https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/advanced-gulp-file Thu, 22 May 2014 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/advanced-gulp-file With gulp starting to find itself into my everyday workflow - I've started to understand its quirks and twists, and how to get along with...

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Ignoring libraries in git https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/ignoring-libraries-in-git Tue, 13 May 2014 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/ignoring-libraries-in-git Far too often recently I've noticed people committing libraries and packages to their main application (website) repository. If you...

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Bower https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/bower Thu, 08 May 2014 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/bower Please note: When I have written commands for terminal/command line, I have preceded them with a $. This is not to be typed but signifies...

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An Introduction to CSS Preprocessors https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/an-introduction-to-css-preprocessors Mon, 24 Mar 2014 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/an-introduction-to-css-preprocessors Writing and updating CSS can be a repetitive, tedious and arduous task - especially for big projects. CSS preprocessors can help with that...

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A simple Sass compilation gulpfile.js https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/a-simple-sass-compilation-gulpfile-js Mon, 17 Mar 2014 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/a-simple-sass-compilation-gulpfile-js This post is not about setting up gulp for the first time - as there are plenty of good blog posts out there explaining that. Instead,...

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Sass Rule Layout https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/sass-rule-layout Sun, 23 Feb 2014 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/sass-rule-layout We've been going through a bit of a reshuffle at work with regards to our front-end conventions and layout. With the introduction of Sass...

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Be a Better Road User https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/be-a-better-road-user Tue, 18 Feb 2014 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/be-a-better-road-user Preface: By writing this blog post I am no way saying that I am the best road user, but I believe I am more thoughtful than...

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From Less to Sass https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/from-less-to-sass Tue, 04 Feb 2014 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/from-less-to-sass Recently we've decided a change in preprocessor to help optimise our workflow. Within this blog post, I am going to type Sass, but...

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A placeholder mixin - for Less and Scss https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/a-placeholder-mixin-for-less-and-scss Wed, 23 Oct 2013 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/a-placeholder-mixin-for-less-and-scss I had a tricky predicament at work today - wanting to extend the boss framework with a placeholder styling attribute. After a lengthy...

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Compiling Less on the Command Line https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/compiling-less-on-the-command-line Sat, 19 Oct 2013 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/compiling-less-on-the-command-line We've recently changed the way we operate at Bozboz with regards to front-end development. We have been using LESS for a while now,...

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Trailwalker 2013 https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/trailwalker-2013 Mon, 29 Jul 2013 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/trailwalker-2013 The Trailwalker event is something I've had my eye on for a while. 100km over 30 hours seemed like a sporting challenge I could do. I was...

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My Media Centre Solution https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/my-media-centre-solution Mon, 03 Jun 2013 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/my-media-centre-solution About a year ago, my nerdiness got upgraded. I purchased a second hand NAS. This sat behind my TV and stored my music and films and meant...

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Wait, What? https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/wait-what Sat, 25 May 2013 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/wait-what I didn't realise that my last blog post sounded so morbid. I didn't realise it sounded so dark. I enjoy writing, I enjoy creative...

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Forget-me-not https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/forget-me-not Wed, 22 May 2013 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/forget-me-not Frank Turner, a wonderfully talented musician with whom I have recently embarked a music-man crush upon, has sung some beautiful songs on...

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Wordpress - Pulling An Archive https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/wordpress-pulling-an-archive Sat, 18 May 2013 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/wordpress-pulling-an-archive Image from The Digital Delusion As I mentioned in my first post I have made an archive of my previous Wordpress blog posts into a...

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Points https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/points Mon, 13 May 2013 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/points This week I announced that I was closing the curtain on my mini-conference Points Brighton. Points has been my baby, my creation. I...

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A world without the web https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/a-world-without-the-web Thu, 21 Feb 2013 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/a-world-without-the-web For those of you that know me, you would be aware that I have recently moved house. For those of you that don't, I have recently moved...

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Starting Afresh, Starting Anew https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/starting-afresh-starting-anew Fri, 15 Feb 2013 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/starting-afresh-starting-anew So like my good friends Anthony and Kris, I've realised how little i've blogged over the last year. Looking at my archive the last 6...

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Setting up a local development server http://12devsofxmas.co.uk/post/2013-01-04-day-10-setting-up-a-local-development-server?rel=external Thu, 03 Jan 2013 00:00:00 +0000 http://12devsofxmas.co.uk/post/2013-01-04-day-10-setting-up-a-local-development-server?rel=external 12 Devs of Xmas is an annual writing event put on by some other developers to bring a sense of community by sharing knowledge. An article is released every day during the 12 days of christmas. In 2012, I was on Day 10 writing about setting up a local development server

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Sass - Hidden Gems https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/sass-hidden-gems Sun, 11 Nov 2012 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/sass-hidden-gems I've recently been getting into pre-processors for CSS and I have been using LESS for sometime - getting to grips with the nesting and...

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Start Your Own Event http://www.creativebloq.com/netmag/start-your-own-event-8126128?rel=external Tue, 28 Aug 2012 23:00:00 +0000 http://www.creativebloq.com/netmag/start-your-own-event-8126128?rel=external In August 2012, I wrote a magazine article for one of the biggest web industry magazines - .net magazine. Based on my experience of putting on a small event, I was able to write an article in the hope of inspiring others.

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I hate road cycling https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/i-hate-road-cycling Wed, 18 Jul 2012 23:00:00 +0000 https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/i-hate-road-cycling Road cycling. Its boring. Its rubbish. Most road cyclists just go round in circles. Up to the top of a hill, turn round and back again -...

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Future of Web Design - May 2012 - Day 1 https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/future-of-web-design-may-2012-day-1 Tue, 10 Jul 2012 23:00:00 +0000 https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/future-of-web-design-may-2012-day-1 In the middle of May, I attended my first big web conference – the Future of Web Design. I’ve been to a few small-scale conferences...

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ratio - a mikestreety app https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/ratio-a-mikestreety-app Fri, 29 Jun 2012 23:00:00 +0000 https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/ratio-a-mikestreety-app I've been cleaning up my sever space recently and found a few apps i've made that i may have tweeted about before, but aren't linked...

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Domains - Pitfalls and Propagation https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/domains-pitfalls-and-propagation Fri, 22 Jun 2012 23:00:00 +0000 https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/domains-pitfalls-and-propagation Many a times I have dealt with various companies and agencies about pointing different domains at our servers - what shocked me is the...

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#PHPFED - Variables https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/phpfed-variables Thu, 17 May 2012 23:00:00 +0000 https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/phpfed-variables Before you continue - make sure you understand the story. The next thing is that php lines always need to end with a semi-colon (;)...

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I bloody love twitter https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/i-bloody-love-twitter Tue, 15 May 2012 23:00:00 +0000 https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/i-bloody-love-twitter I bloody love twitter. It's great. Now, I'm not some twitter addict or nerd, well I am, but that's by the by. Some people...

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#PHPFED - Includes https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/phpfed-includes Wed, 09 May 2012 23:00:00 +0000 https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/phpfed-includes Before you continue - make sure you understand the story. When developing static sites (i.e. sites without any sort of CMS - be...

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Points Brighton - The Aftermath https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/points-brighton-the-aftermath Tue, 08 May 2012 23:00:00 +0000 https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/points-brighton-the-aftermath Last night was the second of my mini-conferences, Points Brighton. It featured speakers and keynotes of all different varieties, and the...

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PHP for Front-End Devs: The Story https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/php-for-front-end-devs-the-story Sat, 05 May 2012 23:00:00 +0000 https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/php-for-front-end-devs-the-story Recently, a few friends of mine have been asking questions about PHP and want to learn the basics. I am a front-end developer for a web...

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Github for PC and setting up a local testing environment https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/github-for-pc-and-setting-up-a-local-testing-environment Fri, 04 May 2012 23:00:00 +0000 https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/github-for-pc-and-setting-up-a-local-testing-environment The Quick Way Install XAMPP If on Winows Vista or 7, install it in your user folder Install MySQL and Apache as a...

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Points mean Pixels https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/points-mean-pixels Wed, 29 Feb 2012 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/points-mean-pixels Points. A simple, barely-a-conference conference. For ease of reading, this post will follow a traditional approach with a modern...

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Dahon Vitesse Speed D7 https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/dahon-vitesse-speed-d7 Sun, 26 Feb 2012 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/dahon-vitesse-speed-d7 Whenever I am thinking about making a significant purchase, I always hunt around for reviews, check out blogs and generally search the web...

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My Favourite 5 Books - A smashing story https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/my-favourite-5-books-a-smashing-story Thu, 16 Feb 2012 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/my-favourite-5-books-a-smashing-story Recently I've been going through a fad of buying web related books. I love the feel of books, I love reading books. I love sitting on the...

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HTML5 - Explained. Briefly https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/html5-explained-briefly Tue, 07 Feb 2012 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/html5-explained-briefly After reading the aforementioned HTML5 & CSS3 for the Real World book, I have come to realise that there are loads of changes...

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The Commute: The Rant https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/the-commute-the-rant Sat, 04 Feb 2012 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/the-commute-the-rant I’ve been commuting for nearly a year now. Proper commuting that is. Getting up at some unearthly hour to sit on a train for a bit...

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It's My Way or the Highway. Not. https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/its-my-way-or-the-highway-not Tue, 24 Jan 2012 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/its-my-way-or-the-highway-not Recently with the spate of CSS3 and media queries, there has been a few debates over how development should be done. Several people have...

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Chilly's Dip https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/chillys-dip Wed, 18 May 2011 23:00:00 +0000 https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/chillys-dip I found this in an old recipe book I found in a charity shop. Not quite sure what happened to it, but I've tweaked...

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Public Relations https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/public-relations Wed, 16 Mar 2011 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/public-relations Sometimes I wish we lived in a musical. Not not necessarily with all the singing but just with all that general happiness. I’ve...

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Limit Items (e.g. News posts) https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/limit-items-e-g-news-posts Thu, 10 Mar 2011 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/limit-items-e-g-news-posts If you would like to limit the amount of items coming out of an array (for example the first 5 news items), then before your loop (e.g...

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Redirect to one central domain - htaccess https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/redirect-to-one-central-domain-htaccess Mon, 21 Feb 2011 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/redirect-to-one-central-domain-htaccess If you would like to 'redirect' all your users to a central domain (for example if you would like all users to browse your site with the...

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Get an 'Even' Class https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/get-an-even-class Wed, 16 Feb 2011 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/get-an-even-class This PHP statement applies class="even" to every other element when in a loop. Since this post was originally created, CSS has...

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Giving something a 'Last' Class https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/giving-something-a-last-class Mon, 14 Feb 2011 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/giving-something-a-last-class If you want to apply a different class to the last item in a list generated by PHP, start off with Setting the $lastOne variable to the...

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Using PHP to get the dimensions of an image https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/using-php-to-get-the-dimensions-of-an-image Fri, 04 Feb 2011 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/using-php-to-get-the-dimensions-of-an-image The following code will get the dimensions of an image: &lt;?php list($width, $height, $type, $attr) =...

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Creating a HTML Email https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/creating-a-html-email Wed, 17 Nov 2010 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/creating-a-html-email Creating a HTML email is like going back to the nineties with web design – you have to go against all your natural instincts as a web...

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Designing for Mobile https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/designing-for-mobile Mon, 04 Oct 2010 23:00:00 +0000 https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/designing-for-mobile Recently I was tasked to transform a full website into a stripped down mobile version for those visiting on their i-whatsits. Having...

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Wiitar: Combining the Wiimote, MAX/MSP and Mainstage https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/wiitar-combining-the-wiimote-max-msp-and-mainstage Thu, 24 Jun 2010 23:00:00 +0000 https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/wiitar-combining-the-wiimote-max-msp-and-mainstage For the final year of my degree, I was required to create an Experimental System Design. At the time, I was heavily involved with a live...

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The next step... https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/the-next-step Tue, 01 Jun 2010 23:00:00 +0000 https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/the-next-step So you've got a brand new website that you want to promote? Recently I finished a website for Frag Records. Once completed they asked...

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Twitter; Twettle https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/twitter-twettle Wed, 21 Apr 2010 23:00:00 +0000 https://www.mikestreety.co.uk/blog/twitter-twettle Just a short note on my Twitter series of posts! I thought i'd let you know about this tweeting kettle...or Twettle (seeing as it is...

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