Recent Notes

Smaller observations, thoughts and links shares posted regularly.


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. 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 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

Free Beginner-level series on Alpine JS launched by Simon Vrachliotis

Alpine JS is a minimal framework for composing JavaScript behaviour in your markup. It brings declarative, reactive, data-driven nature of libraries like React or Vue to your HTML templates.

Nitro from Craft CMS

Nitro is a speedy new local development environment that’s tuned for Craft CMS, powered by Multipass.

Today Pixel & Tonic released Nitro 1.0 Beta, which packs a ton of features for local Craft development, including PHP 7.4, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Redis, Xdebug, and Blackfire support.

Søborg Chair by 'Fredericia

New Blender modelling tutorial series from the excellent teacher Andrew Price. In this series he teaches the fundamentals of modelling whilst making the designer Søborg Chair by 'Fredericia'.

Geological map of Ireland

Created by Sean Conway a Geological map of Ireland founded on the maps of the Geological Survey of Sir Richard Griffith and of Profr. J. Beete Jukes / by Edward Hull,M.A. F.R.S - 1878

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