Jake Rayson

A web designer since the 20th century, I am a pragmatic advocate of Free Software and I use proprietary software when appropriate. I made the full-time switch to Linux back in 2007, and my desktop tools of choice are Linux Mint, Inkscape, GIMP and Sublime Text. As a Front End Developer, my core skills are HTML5, CSS3 and jQuery, and my working life reflects my commitment to open standards and accessible websites (ie accessible by everyone, regardless of browser, platform, ability or technology). For web publishing platforms, I use WordPress for ease of use and Drupal for more complex solutions. I am also learning about Ruby, Rails, Sinatra and CoffeeScript. I like the minimalist Ruby Way. To this end, my personal portfolio website is built with NestaCMS.

Latest Posts

Better Sublime Text workflow

Developers are well known for their mild-mannered manners and their softly spoken opinions. But get them on the topic of The Best Text Editor and all hell breaks loose.

June 28, 2012 by Jake Rayson


Pixel bloody perfect

A big bonus of contract web dev work is the sheer number of handy tips, workflows and new technologies that you come across.At my last project, Tim opened my eyes to the delights of the CodeKit local webdev processor by Bryan and the Tower visual Git client for the mac.

June 19, 2012 by Jake Rayson


Native apps with HTML5?

A colleague flagged up Trigger as an interesting development platform for creating native Android and iOS apps with HTML5, as you can apparently access real native User Interface components, rather than “faking” them with disguised web components. The Trigger websiteWell worth a play, I thought, and also of interest is their pricing structure.

June 12, 2012 by Jake Rayson