T-shaped developer

As a confirmed UI/UX developer, I was a little unsure of the term T-shaped developer. I understand it, from the Agile perspective, but like any theoretical exercise, it’s a matter of putting it into practice. At my last company it was very much about being the expert in your field, not silos of knowledge but different disciplines working in small teams.  I agree with it, as I witnessed the productivity and shared experience of putting jobs through the workflow. In my new role, it is again a small team, with distributed locations adding to the mix.  But with the same...

Scotland CSS Conference

So by some crazy accident or piece of amazing luck, I managed to land a gig volunteering at the first ever Scotland CSS Conference, in Edinburgh’s amazing Dynamic Earth. To say it’s been informative would be an incredible understatement.  But so far, my main take away from the day, is the wide variety of interests from the attendees. Some are here for both the CSS and JS conference. Interviewing some of the speakers beforehand was a great deal of fun, but to see Umar on the stage was really exciting and encapsulated the whole thing really tidily. We all spend...

Umbraco Grid Concerns

As a HUGE fan of Umbraco, writing in a WordPress blog, I was really concerned about a recent discovery. I had a site running locally under 7.4.2 which was using a number of different Grid layouts for the blogs and press releases. No issues, no bugs, just ticking along nicely. Then I spotted the 7.4.3 release and did the upgrade.  When I was browsing the site there wasn’t any visible differences, so I was fairly pleased with the upgrade. However, when I went into the actual backoffice the grid items had great big error messages on some of the grid row types.  It...