Laravel packages I can't live without

This post is a little insight into how I work with Laravel (although you should check out Cachet for more info) at work and on my private projects. I still use Laravel 4 for everything except Cachet at the moment, I'm familiar with it and it works a treat for…

laravel-elixir-bless

As one of the web developers who still has to deal with IE 8 <> 11, I'm aware of the issues that IE has with CSS files, namely that it can only handle a limited amount of selectors. We've had Bless for a while and we've also had gulp-bless which…

Named route redirects with query parameters

In a project I'm working on I thought I'd be clever and add an intermediate route of /foo which redirects the user to the appropriate place depending on their settings. This has the benefit of having one clear route which we can use and also separates the logic into another…

Young Developer of the Year

I'm extremely proud and humbled to announce that I've been short listed for Young Developer of the Year as part of the prestigious Net Awards. The nominees this year are of a considerably high calibre and being cast into the same group with the likes of Graham Campbell, Sebastian McKenzie,…

I'm speaking at Staffs Web Meetup - again!

This months Staffs Web Meetup is all about Show and Tell - aka the perfect opportunity for me to demo Cachet and talk about building things for yourself. We're so close to announcing the availability of Version 1 of Cachet which means that it's the perfect time to be speaking…

Cachet Blog

A couple of days ago we released our new blog, dedicated to Cachet. Although the current website is built on Jekyll and thus fundamentally a blog, it started becoming a pain to write blog posts in - the same reason I switched this blog to Ghost too. I'll be writing…