My experience of becoming a Lead Front-end Developer for the first time

In my most recent position, a month after starting, I was promoted into the role of Lead Developer, in charge of 3, and at times, 4 other developers in the dev team. This was the first time I’d been the Lead Developer on a project (where I was not the sole developer). The project ran

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Using style guides to build better responsive websites

In the days before the mobile web took over, web designers slaved over PSDs for weeks then handed over 10-30 unique templates to a developer who went away and built them to pixel perfection. Not anymore.

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Website performance

The speed of websites is a hot topic right now with many reports saying that if a website doesn’t load in under 4 seconds then a user will click their back button.

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3 speedy tips to optimise your web images

Images are one of the biggest buzzkills for download speeds on the web. If your designer wants to use a carousel you’re potentially asking your customers to download several HUGE images and wait several seconds before they can interact with your site.

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On job interviews and job descriptions

Two recent articles have really resonated with me: Front-end Design by Brad Frost and Startup Interviewing is F**ked by Zach Holman.

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