Free/cheap services for your next web service side project

Super quick round-up of free or at least cheap services to get started on your next web service / side project. Starting from the top, you can »

Match nth case with regex

For an app I worked on lately I implemented some Github style checkboxes in their markdown syntax. The format is like so: [ ] Checkbox 1 [ ] Checkbox 2 »

The importance of obscuring email addresses on websites

mailto:[email protected] links in sites are pretty common place, but having this in the source code of the site means that email is going »

REC Procedure for changes to an existing site

Unlike a new site, making changes to an existing site doesn't require a full "go live" procedure as such, but that doesn't mean it doesn't have »

AWS ELB free SSL termination

Did you know you can generate free SSL certificates for your AWS load balancer? At work we have some application servers on AWS with an ELB »

Reading list for modern web design

Over the years I've found some books on web design to be just as important as posts online. Here's a short post on books I've read, »

Modern browser testing

Browser testing has come along way, these aren't the days of IE5/6 double margin bugs or old IE hasLayout problems. We still battle some bugs »

Using Makefiles for simple build scripts

Makefiles are probably one of the most useful tools in my belt. They allow me to create repeatable tasks which I can run with a simple »