Recent Notes

Smaller observations, thoughts and links shares posted regularly.

Pretty cool previz for the film 'Logan'

Switching node versions development

Handy article for switching between node versions which has just saved my bacon. Uses nvm-windows, a node.js version management utility for Windows.

Sláine: The Horned God - credit Simon Bisley

One of my favourites growing up, the special collector's edition of Sláine: The Horned God is out on 27 May exclusively from the 2000 AD webshop (with the standard print edition postponed to 3 September 2020). The hardcover edition, however, is a special one featuring Simon Bisley artwork was limited to 200 copies. Sadly sold out but the paperback is still for sale.

A Typography Plugin for Tailwind CSS byBenoît Rouleau. Only spotted this recently after I had finished this website. Looks like a great utility plugin for TailwindCSS

Reeling With PJ Harvey

'Reeling' is made of backstage tour footage filmed over a 3 week period out of PJ Harvey's 1993 European and American Tour. This was constructed around live footage taken from 2 dates at the 'Forum', London.

Tailblocks

60+ ready-to-use UI blocks (tailblocks) with Tailwind CSS by Mert Cukuren. These blocks are fully responsive and include dark mode and colour options.

Line height

A formula based approach by Jesús Ricarte, using calc to figure out optimal line-height. This technique also helps with responsive typography.

Keyframes.app

Keyframes.app v2 is out after a complete rewrite. If you didn't know it's a free bundle of tools to generate & live preview different CSS properties, plus some other web development tools.

Localhosting roundup

Ryan Irelan and Andrew Welch are doing a livestream tomorrow and covering their favorite localhosting tools. They're looking at Nitro, Valet, Docker, and more. They also promise to share strong opinions about which to use and why.

ProPublica Logo

A 2 part Podcast from Mitchell at Solspace talking to the team at propublica.org and how they deal with large volumes of traffic on their Craft CMS website. Listen to parts one and two.

Build Conf Logo

Build was a web design conference held in Belfast, Northern Ireland between 2009 and 2013. Their entire archive of talks are now available on both Vimeo and their new YouTube channel

Unreal Engine 5 first look

Epic Games debuted a massive demo recently of the new Unreal Engine 5 which will be released next year. The demo was done on a Playstation 5 and their goal is to achieve photorealism on par with movie CG and real life

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