Jake Rayson Rayson

<p>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. </p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>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). </p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>For web publishing platforms, I use WordPress for ease of use and Drupal for more complex solutions. </p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>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. </p>

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Back on a Mac

Back on a Mac

In my formative computing years, I grew up with a Mac, happy. Then iTunes came along and I wasn't happy, unable to copy my music.

published September 28, 2011 by

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Do you still count on your fingers?

Do you still count on your fingers?

In an age of petaFLOPS superdupercomputers, I feel almost ashamed to admit that I still count on my fingers.When it comes to entering select characters from my banking password, it is the only way I can remember the position of the characters.

published September 15, 2011 by

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Oi! Etherpad! No!

Oi! Etherpad! No!

I wanted to use Etherpad, a very nice real-time collaborative online document editor web app thing.But it doesn't generate HTML paragraphs, just double line-breaks.

published September 9, 2011 by

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The power of cache

The power of cache

Whilst researching the use of the Internet Explorer HTML5 shim, which fools IE into treating unknown HTML elements as unknown HTML elements, I noticed that the link to the code is:src="//html5shiv.googlecode.

published September 6, 2011 by

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Gimme Bar - stash your stuff

Gimme Bar - stash your stuff

On my journeys through cyberspace, I chance across beautiful things. I right-click|Save these things to a big, fat folder on my hard disk, where they sit for eternity or until the next hard drive failure.

published August 31, 2011 by

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This web design madness has to stop!

This web design madness has to stop!

Adobe has launched Muse, declaring that no-one will be coding websites in 10 years time. This has met with howls from many in the web development community, all of them handcoders and doubtless quaking in their developy boots, fearful for their jobs.

published August 18, 2011 by

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