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>

Latest Posts

Microsoft Word: Oh My Life!!

Microsoft Word: Oh My Life!!

A normal morning’s work, teaching people to add articles using Joomla! and berating Microsoft from the abysmal way Word mangles formatted content so that any self-respecting web editor will choke in disgust and the final article looks like a dog’s dinner dragged backwards through a hedge.

August 9, 2011 by in Developer

Why don't you get a new computer?

Why don't you get a new computer?

I'm working at a shiny-glamorous social media agency, where new toys abound, tablets are commonplace and mobile is up there.One of the project managers took a look at my 5 year old trusty and worn ThinkPad X60s and said “Why don’t you get a new computer?

August 7, 2011 by in Developer

London geek fashion week & remote working

London geek fashion week & remote working

I am back in the London, hammering out beautifully crafted HTML and CSS for freelance cash at a glossy, high-end agency. Vaingloriously glamorous though freelance contract work is, ultimately it is not sustainable unless you live in the lunny bin or near a railway station with direct links.

August 6, 2011 by in Developer

Hide language bar on Sony Ericsson Android

Hide language bar on Sony Ericsson Android

I have a Sony Ericsson Mini Xperia Pro X10 Android phone, which I use for the occasional phone call but mostly in the kitchen. One very annoying feature, particularly for such a compact and bijou screen, is that a language bar appears every time you enter text, taking up precious pixels.

July 15, 2011 by in Developer

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