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Plugin Highlight: Crop Thumbnails

I use the Crop Thumbnails Plugin on pretty much every WordPress site I setup. More and more WordPress themes are becoming image heavy using a pre post image in particular. All the designs from our...

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Surface Pro 3 a Review

For over a year know I have been using a Surface Pro 3 (SP3) as my only computer at work. Before my SP3 I had a MacBook Pro which served me well for a couple...

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React

React, in Jekyll, with dynamic pages! Why? Most of my recent work on this site has been around using pushState, ajax and lunr to create a static site that you can search with pages...

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Using Jekyll Atom from start to finish

Jekyll-Atom is my Atom package for working with Jekyll (as the name implies). It makes working Jekyll a breeze but I have a had a couple of questions about how some of it works,...

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Setting up lunr.js in Jekyll

lunrjs is a client side search system that is perfectly suited for Jekyll and other static site systems. Setting it up in Jekyll without any plugins (so it works on Github Pages) isn’t that...

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AJAX Page loading in Jekyll (Or any static site)

This site is pretty fast, lets be honest static HTML loads incredibly quickly as there is no rendering or database overheads to slow it down. That being said AJAX page loading is even faster...

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Building Windows 10 Images

Windows 10 is fantastic and naturally lots of my Schools are chomping at the bit to get it deployed to their devices. This has lead to a couple of problematic image builds over the...

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Jekyll Atom 1.1.0

Jekyll-Atom has just hit 1.1.0 and with this release comes some new features and adjustments to the current ones. I outlined my ideas in the state of the universe and I think I have...

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State of the Universe

This site has just had a pretty major re-design which I am intending to be the start of me writing a lot more here. More writing I do loads of cool things in my...