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Time for an update, using Bulma framework
Time for an update, using Bulma framework

It has been a long time since I last updated the design of my site and as a Frontend Developer it didn’t seem right to wait any longer. I have used a variety of different frontend frameworks in the past, from Foundation, to Bootstrap, but this time I wanted something different, so with a cup of coffee in hand I started looking for something new.

First impressions of Vue.js
First impressions of Vue.js

I’ve been looking into different JavaScript frameworks for a while and there seems to be a big following for Vue.js throughout the Laravel community. Therefore, I thought I had better give it a look and see what its all about.

Choosing a frontend framework is confusing
Choosing a frontend framework is confusing

My job title is frontend web developer, and I am confused. I am in a situation where there are now so many different options for me to start learning that I don’t know where to start. I always find a good place to start is the beginning, so here goes a little history lesson.

Organising Your Code
Organising Your Code

Its easy to start writing code without thinking about the organisation, but take some time to plan and it will reward you later. Sometimes a new project is so exciting you just want to start coding and making things work, thinking that you will sort out the structure at a later date. After all, who cares as long as it works, right?

Its easy to get sucked into Page Speed hype
Its easy to get sucked into Page Speed hype

There is a great tool available called Page Speed insights. It gives you an easy to use tool that you can use to measure the speed of your site out of 100. It gives you hints and tips about how you can improve the score of your site, through compressing JavaScript, reducing server response time and eliminating render blocking JavaScript and CSS. The idea being it gives visitors to your website the best experience.

Website Redesign for 2016
Website Redesign for 2016

What’s the best way to show what you can do? With your own website of course! That’s why I’ve decided to redesign my website.

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Customising Laravel Sail services using the Laravel Build server
Customising Laravel Sail services using the Laravel Build server

Laravel offers a quick and easy command to create a new Laravel project that uses Laravel Sail using the Laravel build server. But what if you want to customise what services are installed by default?

Getting started with React Hook Form
Getting started with React Hook Form

I normally develop forms in Laravel, using Livewire where possible. Laravel has some great form validation tools built in that I’m really used to working with and Livewire offers easy to use state management. For this project though, I had to build the form in a React project.

Using when with the Laravel Http Client
Using when with the Laravel Http Client

Here’s a little tip I discovered that I haven’t seen documented anywhere. You can use when() and unless() with the Laravel Http client.

How NOT to make a website

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