February was quite a busy month work-wise. Finishing the Property with Prospect website as well as finishing and presenting the design for the new Surbiton Tyre and Wheels website.
First things first - I have some very exciting news to share - I have accepted a job offer for a permanent position as a frontend developer at a company called Intelliflo.
I was approached by the CTO at Intelliflo via LinkedIn - who asked me if I would consider going back to work with them but on a permanent basis.
I said I would only be able to consider it if the job was fully remote - after a few weeks and a few Zoom calls, they made me an offer that was hard to say no to.
I also ended up doing an extra template for this project that wasn't in the scope - we identified a need for a property details page for each property. This was something I mentioned to the client as it was another way of keeping visitors on the website for longer.
After the client agreed - I sketched it on paper and then jumped straight into code and built the property details template.
Finished the re-design for a new client website and we presented the finished design to the client over a Zoom meeting where my designer, Fern Taylor walked the client through the design and our decisions.
The client is really happy with the new design and we got the go-ahead to start building the new website.
I'm almost done with Gmail
Spent a few hours this month going through my password manager and checking which websites/services still used my Gmail email address and either deleted the account or changed email addresses
Blocked Gmail on business domain name emails
Finally got fed up with all the spam coming from @gmail.com addresses that I decided to block my email server from receiving emails from Gmail accounts. Drastic measures I know but it was needed.
Listed my car for sale
Haven't used my car for about a year now since I've been working from home and also not leaving the house, I decided it was time to sell it. It's a great car but we have a family car and I don't need one right now. It has had 84 views but no interest so far
Using my new keyboard (ZSA Moonlander) all the time now
I got my new keyboard delivered at the beginning of February and I didn't use it all the time, but then after the first week, I decided to put my old keyboard away and just use the Moonlander full time. It's going alright - but it's been a steep learning curve.
Our children enjoyed the few days of snow we got in February. I enjoyed watching them and our dog play in the snow. The dog especially as it was the first time he has seen snow. I also enjoyed a few days of drastically reduced vehicles going past our house as the only road in and out of our village was completely blocked by snowdrifts.
- On The Side Takeover Pilot - Make Life Work
- Should Side Projects Be A Job Requirement? - Make Life Work
- Design Systems - Syntax FM
- Giving your Git stash a name
- Animating a CSS Gradient Border
- Choosing a stash from the list
- Interaction designers: how well do you work with developers and content designers? – Adam Silver – Designer, London, UK.
- Fluid typography with CSS clamp - Tutorial - Piccalilli
- The Making of Lemmings – Read-Only Memory
- Baldur Bjarnason - Everybody is pussyfooting around the actual problem in front end development
- Mini Blogging Masterclass
- When and how to use the section element
- Viewing the changes in a Git stash
- Full circle | Website and blog of Front-end developer and web designer, Dan Davies
- Why 543 KB keep me up at night
- Barebones CSS for Fluid Images—zachleat.com
- Positioning Text Along a Path with CSS
- New media queries you need to know - LogRocket Blog
- The Beauty Of Tiny Enhancements In CSS - Ahmad Shadeed
- Ways to care for the environment while WFH
- How much should I invest?
- Empathy, and renaming my ‘master’ branch to ‘main’
- Renaming the ‘master’ branch on GitHub
- Recreating jQuery’s basic “effects” in vanilla JS
- Trying to Work From Home
- 4 CSS Grid Properties (and One Value) for Most of Your Layout Needs | CSS-Tricks
- A Grid of Logos in Squares | CSS-Tricks
- The problem with snackbars and what to use instead by Adam Silver | Designer, London, UK.
- Staying focused while working from home | Marc Jenkins
- Creating a custom Eleventy filter
- Are your Anchor Links Accessible?
- Join the Eleventy Super Professional Business Network
- The Things I Add to Tailwind CSS Right Out of the Box | CSS-Tricks
- CSS-only fluid modular type scales