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Nillervision

Good news. Google has decided to rank down webpages with anoying pop-up/overlay windows. http://www.theverge.com/2016/8/23/12610890/google-search-punish-pop-ups-interstitial-ads
Aug 25 2016 07:54 PM
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    robbydesigns
    hallelujah! I hope that includes those with "Sign up for our newsletter".
    Aug 26 2016 01:49 AM
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    teodora
    About time!!!
    Aug 26 2016 12:27 PM
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robbydesigns

Why do I not get email notifications any more? My settings are ok.
Aug 25 2016 12:21 PM
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vidaan

Website Design is creative work
Aug 19 2016 07:13 AM
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teodora

I just installed and configured sendmail and postfix on Ubuntu 14.04 - Digital Ocean. And it works, I can use php mail()! (happy) :D
Aug 16 2016 01:37 PM
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    Jack
    If you ever get stuck setting up Digital Ocean environment for PHP check out serverpilot.io. That's what I use. They manage the services for you so you don't have to worry about keeping PHP etc up to date.

    I'd also recommend Spark Post for sending mail, you get 100,000 sends free per month and it's rock solid in terms of delivery. SendGrid is really good as well.

    We had a Linux box at my old work that handled mail and it was a nightmare to work out why something didn't send. I'd always recommend using a third-party after that experience.
    Aug 16 2016 01:55 PM
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    teodora
    Thanks Jack, I actually checked serverpilot.io, and wanted to use them, but at this point I have gone ahead and done a lot of configuration on that droplet - installed / enabled /configured spdy, http2, ssl and I can't remember what else.

    Definitely will use serverpilot on a "clean" project, it requires an unconfigured droplet as far as I gathered.

    Spark Post and Sendgrid - will look into these, thanks for the tip! :)
    Aug 16 2016 02:48 PM
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    Jack
    That's the downside I guess, you can't plug it into an existing droplet. At the very least it's good practice setting up your own server environment.

    Sparkpost, Sendgrid etc are awesome, and they plug easily into a CMS once setup.
    Aug 16 2016 03:15 PM
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Jack

5-minute daily workout for your dev skills - www.enki.com. I'm only a day into this but it looks promising so far.
Aug 15 2016 03:00 PM
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    rbrtsmith
    Looks good so far, although seeing a big CSS4 badge slightly worries me seen as it is not a think and probably never will be.
    Aug 16 2016 06:25 PM
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    rbrtsmith
    Just played the truthy/falsy JS game, it was fun!
    Aug 16 2016 06:37 PM
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    Jack
    It sounds like they've spoken to harry roberts, possibly about some of this, it's possible he flagged that as incorrect.

    https://twitter.com/csswizardry/status/763014096212099072

    I love the git exercises, very useful for learning new commands.
    Aug 16 2016 09:46 PM
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rbrtsmith

Wow GraphQL is really cool!
Aug 12 2016 09:15 AM
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rbrtsmith

Despite common opinion it is possible to use refs inside of a functional React component: http://bit.ly/2aAxuB5 .
Jul 31 2016 02:53 PM
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teodora

In the coming few weeks - Teodora takes on Drupal::Watch and laugh! It's not a big job, but may need some help guys, anyone ever worked with Drupal?
Jul 21 2016 07:41 AM
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    Jack
    Most modern CMS's can do static page caching whether it's core functionality or via a plugin. You get the performance benefits of Jekyll with a CMS. Even then, using something like Eager-Loading in Craft even uncached with have minimal database latency on a good web host. Especially a host running PHP7, the speed difference is incredible.
    Jul 22 2016 11:16 AM
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    teodora
    Perhaps something like Jekill makes more sense for a portfolio!

    I just want to get started with Craft and move on from WP, hope the right project comes along :D
    Jul 22 2016 12:35 PM
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    rbrtsmith
    To be fair I've not touched any PHP in a while so I'm out of the loop there, all the projects I've worked on have been built in Node.
    Jul 22 2016 01:10 PM
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    fleur
    Thank you both for inspiration! React/redux/router is very interesting lessons, but very huge, like Lev Tolstoy novel. When moving close to the finish I start forget what was happening in the beginning:) I want to finish lessons as fast as possible and start practise before I will forget all my knowledge. :)
    Jul 11 2016 10:38 PM
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    rbrtsmith
    Fleur I strongly recommend you get experience building apps in pure React before you start looking at Redux and Router, you will just overwhelm yourself. It is akin to learning JavaScript before jQuery....
    Jul 12 2016 08:16 AM
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    fleur
    Yes, agree with you, Robert! I am planning to make a small app with React and SuperAgent for to see how to fetch data in React in random way.
    Jul 12 2016 01:09 PM
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andy9l

npm, Gulp, Grunt, JSX, plugin after plugin, framework after framework. Lots has changed!
Jun 21 2016 10:22 AM
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    rbrtsmith
    Don't forget React & Redux, both are amazing and all the TDD frameworks ;)

    Such an exciting time to be a developer!

    You can forget about Grunt though, there's no need to start using that today.
    Jun 21 2016 11:48 AM
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    andy9l
    Ah yes, library after library, too - although that's nothing new! I'm starting with the workspace tools first. Most conclusions I've come across since late 2015 suggest npm scripts are the way to go - Grunt and Gulp are both unnecessary?
    Jun 21 2016 12:26 PM
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    rbrtsmith
    Gulp is great depending on what you want to do. NPM scripts are good for basic tasks, Gulp gives you much more power when needed.
    It all depends what the project requirements are. My latest boilerplate in the status below uses Gulp and NPM scripts to pass flags to Gulp.
    Jun 21 2016 12:37 PM
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rbrtsmith

I created a starting point for React+Sass projects Using ES6, TDD, Linting and all the other good stuff https://github.com/rbrtsmith/react-sass-starter
Jun 20 2016 08:20 AM
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    fleur
    Thank you for this answer! I will go deeper in your app and learn details. Very interesting sharing!
    Jun 20 2016 02:55 PM
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    rbrtsmith
    Just to clarify this isn't an App, it's just a starting point for the kinds of projects I build. React, Sass, linting. Setting all of this up takes considerable time and headaches so I wanted to abstract that away.
    Jun 20 2016 03:00 PM
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    fleur
    Yes, i understand. It's a huge work to set up this docs. I know nothing about testing, after i finished redux, i will take a close look on your docs and, if possible, ask questions.
    Jun 20 2016 05:32 PM
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rbrtsmith

Our first project from Sainsbury's Mcr dev team is now live! https://www.sainsburyslocalcharity.co.uk/ Vote for a shortlisted charity at your local store
Jun 13 2016 09:46 AM
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    fleur
    Don't see <interactive /> component in react console on site by the link. Now learning Redux. It's hard, really
    Jun 17 2016 10:15 PM
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    rbrtsmith
    Actually I see why, it's because of minification, the names have been reduced to a single letter.
    Jun 18 2016 07:07 AM
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    fleur
    oh, i see.
    Jun 18 2016 10:43 AM
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cherrydesigns

A sad day! We are migrating from VIdahost. They just arn't the same anymore :(
Jun 12 2016 09:52 AM
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    robbydesigns
    Dont blame you, there's always something with them huh!
    Jul 04 2016 06:40 PM
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    cherrydesigns
    Yup! Sad thing is the new provider, we chose, has had two major/significant outsages since beeing with them. We are currently going through a 19 hour downtime with an inbound DDOS
    Aug 05 2016 07:58 AM
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BrowserBugs

Having a 'can't be bothered' day ... anyone else get these?
Jun 10 2016 08:23 AM
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    teodora
    I had a can't be bothered month :D Back to normal now!
    Jul 01 2016 07:39 PM
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    robbydesigns
    Every time I have to play with JS, does my head in.
    Jul 04 2016 06:41 PM
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    NullDrone
    Agree with robby
    Jul 10 2016 08:17 PM