Accessing year to date

Posted on: May 2, 2021

Categories: Development | Little thoughts | Personal

Please could someone help me get my year to date mileage from Strava using the API? Thanks.

Hidden meaning

Posted on: April 7, 2021

Categories: Development

I know the saying is that a picture speaks a thousand words, but there’s a habit in site design that winds me up – it’s the belief that people seeing a picture will hear the same words that you intended. It’s not too much of a problem when an image is used alongside words, but… Read the rest

Metrics to zero

Posted on: March 14, 2021

Categories: Development

“For each metric, the ideal figure to minimize emissions would be zero. The ideal amount of data transfer to minimize emissions is 0kb, the ideal amount of data storage is 0mb, and the ideal distance from data center to web visitor is zero miles. You get the idea – if all the figures are zero,… Read the rest

Something to show

Posted on: March 3, 2021

Categories: Development

The Python thing got made. Big disclaimer… the following link might not work for long, as I’ll quite soon realise the things I’ve not considered in this little script. But it works, a UTM URL generator with link shortener, built in Python and Flask. https://fhdweb.co.uk/utmurl/ I put a basic style into it using TailwindCSS –… Read the rest

Moving to Python

Posted on: February 24, 2021

Categories: Development | Little thoughts

The other day I mentioned a little url to utm script I tinkered with. A very brief update on that – I went about adding a url shortener to it and in the process of doing that it turned into a Python script. More later.

URL to UTM

Posted on: February 17, 2021

Categories: Development

I’ve mentioned Plausible Analytics recently, and have started using it at work a bit. Hopefully this will happen more over time, as it’s neat. At the end of last week one of my colleagues asked me for some tracking links (UTMs) to share in some campaign packs we were creating. It got me thinking about… Read the rest

Plausible Analytics

Posted on: February 7, 2021

Categories: Development

I’ve been using Plausible Analytics properly for a bit at work the last couple of weeks. It’s great to have not thrown the normal analytics tool in there just for the sake of it. I put it on a site that was launched last week that looks to reduce suicide within the West Yorkshire and… Read the rest

Git back to basics

Posted on: January 31, 2021

Categories: Development

My Git habits have always been pretty poor. I use it, I like it, I just don’t make it stick in my processes. The times I have it’s always been essential, and made me realise how useful it is, but when so often working on projects alone I find it really hard to stay dedicated… Read the rest

PLUGINS

Posted on: September 8, 2020

Categories: Development

Currently working on a site with 85 plugins. 26 of them need updates. The task I’ve been set is just to add a new custom field to a page template. When is it my responsibility to say ‘no more work until this mess is sorted out’?

Gov design principles

Posted on: August 20, 2020

Categories: Development

Take a look at the gov.uk design principles. I love them. “Do less” has to be one of the best things. It’s so relevant to nearly everything I can think of right now.