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Start using Git fast

Published on May 23rd, 2009

In my previous post I said I would do a Git tutorial. It’s been a little while, but here it is. This will be a very brief guide, intended to get you started straight away. So, onwards!
The basics
git config
First of all you should set up your Git installation with your name and email:
git config –global [...]

Tools for web development

Published on April 5th, 2009
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So, I thought it would be useful to give other web developers an idea of the tools I use when building websites:
Firefox Add-ons
I use several add-ons for Firefox to make my life easier:
Undoubtedly the most useful plugin for checking and editing styles on all the elements in the DOM, Firebug is indispensable for quickly discovering [...]

Roundup Timelog and Priority Colours

Published on February 13th, 2009
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Yesterday’s post is really just a prelude to this bit of code I wanted to release. In the customisation docs of Roundup is a guide to add a time logging. As a freelancer it is important for me to log the time I spend on various tasks, and I’m sure other people would like this [...]

The perfect small issue tracker: Roundup

Published on February 13th, 2009
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All software products have bugs, and we need a way to keep a track of them.
A couple of months ago I needed one of these “issue trackers”, as I was having trouble remembering all the things that needed fixing in something I was working on. There are a couple of… famous? … trackers, Bugzilla and [...]

A new blog, and how to hide text with CSS

Published on February 8th, 2009
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What’s this, another blog? Just what the Internet needs! Please forgive me while I create a decent theme.
In the mean time here’s something that’s useful: How to hide text using CSS while maintaining accessibility . This is something I come across quite frequently: a design specifies that there should be a lovely header image with [...]