Dialogue - a react demo

Over the last few days I've been playing around with new (to me) JavaScript frameworks like Angular and React. While Angular seems good, I wanted to try React as it gives a lot more freedom in how...

Cross Creative 2015 Day 4

Got back on track with a big sugar and caffeine hit for breakfast, then on the bus for the day's first meeting out at San Leandro, Type A Machines. The only company on the trip who made a physical...

Cross Creative 2015 Day 3

This has happened for the last 3 times I've been abroad. In Tokyo, Rome and now SF I've lasted a day or so before getting sick. So far I've missed out on Sony, Facebook, JauntVR and DoubleDutch,...

Cross Creative 2015 Day 2

An early start turned into a rush over breakfast, but soon we were whisked away on our tourbus ... about 2 minute's walk around the corner to our first meeting, RocketSpace. We talked for an hour...

Cross Creative 2015 Day 1

After a day of travel full of the typical inconveniences (lound, beer-swilling blokes and weaponised cartons of UHT) the first full day in San Francisco was glorious. Waffles at a kitschy diner...

Let's Encrypt

Really interesting idea - a free and open certificate authority spun out of the EFF. It hasn't launched yet, but could really encourage faster adoption of SSL across the web. Let's Encrypt

Books for 2015

I like books, so this year I'm going to try documenting the books I buy, read, and the ones I ignore in an attempt to read more and spend less! Here's what I've already finished in January: An...

Bug tracker review: Bugify

Alongside version control, a bug tracker is the other essential tool for developers of an ongoing project. At Blip, we rolled our own basic bug tracker for a while, but didn't have the time for...

Core Text and upper case numbers

Core Text and upper case numbers is a decent article from Amy Worrall on how to deal with vertically aligning numeric glyphs in iOS. I've come across similar problems before with fonts on the web,...