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Text too small to read? Clickable elements too close together?

These are two of the most common mobile usability alerts raised by Google search console or a Mobile-Friendly Test are Text too small to read and Clickable elements too close together. However, they are often false negatives, and many clients find themselves at a loss on how to resolve the issue. The potential reasons for these errors are: … Read more

DELETE Facebook

I stumbled across this site the other day, which I wholeheartedly endorse. If you have any interest or concerns with your online privacy, I encourage you to look. The social network ‘profits from polarization’ as it ‘validates and exploits our biases’.It’s divisive and exploitative to the point of being complicit in genocide.

So you wanna create an eco-friendly website?

This doesn’t seem to be something many people are thinking about – yet. But its certainly of interest to me. The web, by its very nature, is a net-negative for the environment. It exponentially grows at a near-inconceivable scale, and with that comes an ever-growing demand for power. This isn’t even factoring in web-adjacent technologies … Read more

Fixing a 502 / bad gateway error if you’re running NGINX

I came across this issue when trying to switch between users in a WordPress multi site installation. After some research it looked as though configuring NGINX buffers may solve the problem – and it did. In my case the issue presented itself on a Plesk installation on Vultr. If you’re getting something similar, then when … Read more

How much will it cost? How long will it take?

These are the two most common questions I receive, which isn’t surprising. I don’t know of a way to 100%, accurately, predict costs and time frames in this industry. Web development projects are highly susceptible to scope creep. In the interests of transparency, and out of respect for my craft, my desire to do the … Read more