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Brutalism, a new web design movement

For so long digital and web designers have optimised their looks to be light, easy to use and sleek. Brutalism is the the reaction of the fresh generation of web designers. It's a lack of concern about what we cared about before and only seeks to get its message across! A complete disregard for the predefined unwritten rules web... more

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Adding a ‘scrim’ (black to transparent background) to pictures, accessibly!!

A Scrim explained A scrim is a black to transparent gradient on top of an image and below a title (using that good old z-index). The concept is to make text legible no matter the image and you've no doubt seen it here and there (xbox dashboard for example.) One design philosophy that encourages this is Material Design by google. It's a... more

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GIT Drive Thru – status

GIT uses a "state" system to keep track of changes. 1) Tracked files are files/folders that GIT current knows about and will keep track of, by telling your if they are new, modified or deleted. By default no files are tracked when you initilize a GIT repository. 2) Untracked files are files that GIT knows are there, but will completly ignore... more

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GIT Drive Thru – log

Talking of history, lets see how to view it now. Running: git log will give you a list of every commit that has ever happened in your repository. Each row consists of a hash (a random sequence used as an identifier), the commit message, who created the commit and the date and time. You can also view the history of a particular file (don't... more

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GIT Drive Thru – add

We need to start adding files for git to start tracking, the command to do this is: git add file_name.txt From this point git will track whether this file has been changed or deleted. This command however is a little inconvenient if you need to add alot of files, Wordpress itself is comprised of a few thousand files! Luckily this is easy to... more

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Git Drive Thru – init

At the core of git is the repository. The repository is essentially a bunch of files and folders that keep track of all the changes you ask it to. Without this repository git cannot function. In order to create a git repository you need to ```cd``` into the root of your project and execute the following command: git init This command initialises... more

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Git Drive Thru

Git drive thru is a series of articles that take you on a whirlwind tour of using the GIT version control system. Why? As web development gets more complex, more tools are made to try and help us cope, however the idea of version control goes back to the early days of computing. At its core, version control is a way that lets you keep... more

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