This is my blog 📝 I'll be posting my writing here, but there's no set theme. You're probably going to see a mix of design and development talk, with hints of my life sprinkled in. The civic movement in England: what is it, why should I care and how do I engage? 10th of August 2020 Across the country there are hundreds of civic societies; fiercely independent organisations aiming to work with local people and authorities to better the places we live, shop and work in. Learn more about them, why you should care and how to engage with them. Sourcing free high-quality images for personal and commercial use 4th of August 2020 Images engage people and add context and decoration to the things we write about. It's important to know how to source these images for personal and commercial use, especially if you want to source these for free. Let's look at copyright 30th of July 2020 Copyright is vital to be aware of if you are creating and sharing content. I'm no lawyer, but this is a rundown of everything I was taught on my design course in the UK and what I think you should know. PARC Principles 29th of June 2020 The PARC principles are the basics of good design. But what are they, and how do we use them? Volunteers needed for Pontefract Civic Society 5th of March 2020 Pontefract Civic Society is looking for volunteers of all experience and skill. I graduated university at 19 years old! 11th of November 2019 I talk about my journey from high school to graduating university at 19. Creating a gallery using mix-blend-mode 23rd of October 2019 I explain how I make a gallery using the mix-blend-mode CSS, with an example from CodePen. Featuring my Dancer from FFXIV! 🕺 How I made text gradients 15th of October 2019 I explain how I make text with gradient fill in HTML and CSS, with an example from CodePen. An introduction to typography 10th of October 2019 One of the first things I learned in university was typography. In this, I introduce typography, and talk about taxonomies, type families and weight.