ag-grid woes

I’m working on a nice project at the moment which involves using a new plugin for my team => ag-grid. It’s a Datagrid package that promises to add a lot of functionality to our product, with a lot less effort than it would take to try and reinvent the wheel. Read more…

At last

Today marks the end of a pretty stressful old time in the weestoater team. Happily things appear to have turned a corner and should be on track for much better days. A new challenge awaits and I am part champing at the bitt / part making buttons. Watch this space…

Mac and Me

So after many MANY years of mocking and undermining them, I am now the proud user of a MacBook Pro, for my sins. As the UX Architect/Engineer for my team I am tasked with a multitude of design related duties. Wireframes, site maps, mockups etc. The weapon of choice for Read more…

Reacting well

I was recently tasked with building a ‘dashboard’, something else to learn. So I hit my pluralsight tutorials and filled up on coffee. I also decided to take the plunge into the React world, as this is in vogue at the moment. Must say I am pleasantly surprised at how Read more…

Head in the clouds

So I came back from holidays and started in a new team. In the same firm, building and floor – but different team, now I’m doing UI Engineer for Automation. Team are awesome but it’s straight into the work and getting up to speed. Wouldn’t have it any other way.

coming for you 2017

with all the changes I undertook last year, I’m not going to surprise anyone by saying this year for me is about ticking off a few technical goals, gaining some personal development on the agile plain and generally grabbing some code by the scruff of it’s ‘neck’ and knocking it Read more…

Linux Mint baby

well who says nothing good ever comes from random google searches. I managed to stumble into the world of linux tonight, linux mit to be precise. now this will probably mean just as little to you as it did to me 32mins ago, but take it from me, it’s a Read more…

API or bust

Been learning AngularJS for the past wee while. Enjoying it tremendously but in need of a ‘real life project’ to get my teeth sunk into. Had began fleshing out the bones of a Motherwell FC supporters app, which could do all the stato stuff in a nice informative and attractive Read more…

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 Read more…

SEO debate

As a certified Umbraco developer it should ‘erk’ me a little that everyone bangs on about how great WordPress is at SEO. But it doesn’t bother me in the slightest. Umbraco allows developers to control everything that the site generates. So if SEO is your prime directive then Document Types Read more…