Tate Worlds : reimagined in Minecraft

Tate Worlds : reimagined in Minecraft

The Tate have been working on an amazing project to create virtual environments inspired by some of the artworks from their collection, in a most wonderful way – through Minecraft. You can read more details and download the files here: www.tate.org.uk/tateworlds . Getting started: To ‘install’ these worlds you just need to copy the relevant downloaded files:(…)

WordPress Migration

WordPress Migration

This post is only on the new location for the ALL BS site – seeing it means that the migration was successful…. and actually surprisingly painless. I used the “all-in-one WordPress Migration” plugin.: https://wordpress.org/plugins/all-in-one-wp-migration/ Install the plugin on the original WP instance, and run the export command (go through the advanced options, maybe elect not(…)

Healthy Working : Standing-Desk Edition

Healthy Working : Standing-Desk Edition

Are you sitting comfortably? … I hope that you won’t be for long. At the start of the year I decided to make a concerted effort to work in a more health conscious manner. No gym promises, or exercise targets, my plan was to aim low, and to endeavour to form some small habitual improvements(…)

Azure Like It : Getting started with Microsoft Azure Websites

Azure Like It : Getting started with Microsoft Azure Websites

A current pet project runs on IIS, and having found too many restrictions with the IIS instance on my shared hosting accounts I needed to look for alternatives. Digital Ocean and Linode are great reasonably priced VPS services, but Linux only, and this project doesn’t yet warrant the cost of getting a dedicated box somewhere.(…)

Practical Responsive Images – Crop to point of interest

Practical Responsive Images – Crop to point of interest

Following on from yesterday’s Practical Responsive Images post, the next example use of the < picture > element (and using PicturefIll), is to apply a point-of-interest crop to an image to maintain the desired focus at different breakpoints. Demo : http://responsiveimag.es/picturefill2_cropApples.html In this example, I’m apply different at-request-time crops depending at different min-width’s, with html scaling(…)

Practical Responsive Images with PictureFill (#1)

Practical Responsive Images with PictureFill (#1)

Thanks to the work of the Responsive Images Community Group and key supporters, the industry is gaining considerable momentum towards implementing the <picture> element and the srcset attribute. Both of these could finally offer a standard solution to the gnarly problem of providing a mature and consistent approach to implementing images effectively, especially within Responsive(…)

Screen Video Capture of non-rooted Android Tablet

Screen Video Capture of non-rooted Android Tablet

My Android Tablet is NOT ROOTED, but I needed to capture some video of the screen footage from my son’s Pocket Minecraft based project. The Google Play store appears to have stacks of apps which will capture video of the screen with one button press, but due to an Android platform restriction, at this time(…)

7 Customer Experience Tips : Qubit Bright Sparks talk

7 Customer Experience Tips : Qubit Bright Sparks talk

I’m really looking forward to be talking at Qubit Bright Sparks this coming Tuesday (29th April, at Sketch, London). It’s a fantastic line-up to be a part of, and I’ll be doing a “10 minute power talk” about Customer Experience Tips including some recent learnings from some great eCommerce client projects.  Main topics I’ll be rapidly(…)

Responsive Images : featured Flow on Gibbon

Responsive Images : featured Flow on Gibbon

I’m really thrilled that my Responsive Images flow is currently being featured on Gibbon.co https://gibbon.co/bseymour/responsive-images With some great progress now being made to the formalisation of the Responsive Images support in modern browsers, I’m pulling together a core of useful web resources around Responsive Images solutions. Gibbon is a really promising new community of people(…)

Over Engineering : 800 years of Operation

Over Engineering : 800 years of Operation

The Hook lighthouse on the south coast of County Wexford, Ireland is the oldest operating lighthouse in the world. There has been a beacon in this location since the 5th century, with the current structure being built in the 12th century, which has now operated continuously for a staggering 800 years. This medieval tower was(…)