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Pattern Libraries

February 7, 2018 1:19 pm
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Internally at work I’ve been discussing the opportunity to create a pattern library (or style guide dependent on your preferred nomenclature) for one of our larger clients. This client effectively white-labels a bunch of financial services under their brand name and when the user takes the plunge on a service... View Article

Our House, an IoT App

January 4, 2018 7:25 pm
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This post details a recent app build project I was working on. This app was interesting because it also had a Raspberry Pi powered hardware component supplying it with data. The App, Our House, is an IoT home monitoring app. Now, I know what you are thinking. This has kind... View Article

SceneKit dynamic objects not obeying physics

July 21, 2017 8:40 am
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I recently spent a good few nights struggling with an issue in a SceneKit app I’m toying around with. The scene was rather simple. I created a set of planes programmatically , positioned one after the other creating a 10×10 grid and a gravity field to suck them up like... View Article

UX writing for chat bots and assistants

May 4, 2017 2:23 pm
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During an over email work discussion with a colleague, I was asked what my thoughts are on the following links Are UX writers the next big thing? Building Chatbots: Everything you need to know I encourage you to read those links. But in a nutshell my thoughts are: Are “UX... View Article

Quick reminder for CSS variables

May 3, 2017 9:15 am
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CSS variables or CSS Custom Properties are apparently here with enough support that we can start using them in production if we are clever with our fallbacks for IE. Here is a quick reminder as to how we can use them.

Voice Optimisation And Chat Bot Reading List

April 19, 2017 2:43 pm
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Just a list of articles I’ve recently read about voice optimisation, chat bots that sort of thing. Maybe you’ll find it interesting, maybe you won’t, but I’ll definitely not have lost this list of links. And really, that’s the important thing for me.

Working web hook response for api.ai from WordPress

April 11, 2017 11:20 am
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Just a quick response for anyone that needs a draft response to check that their web hook is working for api.ai. The response requirements for api.ai are kinda strict. But this works enough so you can get onto the interesting stuff.  Simply save the snippet as a PHP file on your server and... View Article

Dynamic video in FlashTalking instant ads

November 25, 2016 4:30 pm
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If you use the FlashTalking Ad Builder platform, this snippet might be useful to you. This snippet allows you to have an instant ad variable which can be completed by your PPC monsters. This will allow any video to be used in a banner creative as opposed to using FlashTalking’s... View Article

Shoppable Videos

November 21, 2016 12:01 pm
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I made a thing! This time I made a javascript thing. Wow, right? Tell me more! Well, I made some stoppable & HTML5/JS shoppable videos. Watch a video, like a product in the video, click the video and an overlay becomes visible allowing the user to select from products available... View Article

Stop using hash symbols in Anchor Hrefs for js triggers

October 26, 2016 11:43 am
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Hash symbols in the href attribute of an anchor breaks in-page Analytics tracking. It always has done. I have no idea why this is still common practice. Especially when there is a far easier solution that my man John Hickling clued me up on many moons ago and if I... View Article