Posted on April 3rd, 2011 by Neil Crosby. Filed under Blog Posts.
Posted on January 17th, 2011 by Neil Crosby. Filed under Blog Posts.
I’ve been working on the BBC’s Homepage for about a year now, leading a team of five front-end developers to create a high quality product. One of the processes that I introduced to the team about six months ago was that of a formal “dev check” after every task that we completed from our backlog. [...]
Posted on August 18th, 2010 by Neil Crosby. Filed under Blog Posts.
As I’ve mentioned previously, I have a large music collection that I manage using iTunes. One of the problems with any large collection is the curation and management that goes with it. I carry my iPhone around with me and I listen to music on it, but even the biggest iPhone available would hold only [...]
Posted on August 16th, 2010 by Neil Crosby. Filed under Blog Posts.
One of the problems with being an Apple laptop user who sometimes connects to external displays is the lack of any built in management of where different applications should live on those different displays. If you’re anything like me, as soon as you connect your laptop to an external display you’ll end up moving your [...]
Posted on June 8th, 2010 by Neil Crosby. Filed under Blog Posts.
I’ve been using del.icio.us for years. I started using it well before it was bought up by Yahoo!, and for a long time my primary use for it was to store my bookmarks in an always available location – I used many computers, and not having my bookmarks tied to a single machine always seemed [...]
Posted on June 2nd, 2010 by Neil Crosby. Filed under Blog Posts.
Now, I know I said there were only going to be three parts to this series, but I’ve just realised that I missed out a quite important part of how I built Beer Near Me – how I found the beer! Even though Beer Near Me was only ever really built as a weekend project [...]
Posted on May 17th, 2010 by Neil Crosby. Filed under Blog Posts.
Posted on May 13th, 2010 by Neil Crosby. Filed under Blog Posts.
In the last entry, I wrote about how we can use the navigator.geolocation API to find a user’s current location. In today’s post I’m going to continue on to talk about taking that location and turning it into a piece of human readable text that tells the user where they are. After all, having a [...]
Posted on May 5th, 2010 by Neil Crosby. Filed under Blog Posts.
I recently attended BarCamb3, a BarCamp held at the lovely Red Gate Software offices in Cambridge. My main contribution to the event was talking about a silly little weekend learning project I’ve been working on – Beer Near Me. I’ve split the presentation I gave up into three separate blog posts, which I’ll be putting [...]
Posted on February 21st, 2010 by Neil Crosby. Filed under Blog Posts.
I’m not a designer. That much is obvious from looking at the websites I produce that haven’t been designed by someone else. That doesn’t mean I don’t care though; which is why on Christmas day last year I ordered Robin Williams‘ “The Non-Designer’s Design Book” (as recommended to me by Tim Huegdon). I’ve only just [...]