Welcome to the first issue of Web Developer Monthly. In this month's issue we take a look over the past 30 days to see what has been happening in the world of front-end web development. As this is the first issue, I suspect the format and type of news being covered could vary but lets see how this goes. If you have any comments, good or bad, let me know!
Over the last 3 years I've been working as a senior .net contractor which has meant that I haven't been blogging as much as I'd have liked. To try and fix this and to encourage myself to blog more I'm going to try something a little different and create a monthly blog series that will highlight some of the of the best web design and web development news that has caught my eye over the last 30 days or so.
There are already tons of great daily and weekly web tech feeds out there but sometimes it can feel a bit like information overload. To set myself apart from these feeds I'm not going to list every single news item from the last month. Instead I'm going to pick the 'best bits' from the last few weeks and highlight what I feel are the big hitters. This could include news about asp.net, some JS framework news, TypeScript updates, GIT hints and tips, CodePen.io links or even just some funky UX techniques I've stumbled upon.
Hopefully you'll find it useful. The first issue will drop next month so keep an eye out on Twitter for #WebDevMonthly. If you've spotted anything interesting recently be sure to reach out to me on Twitter to let me know: @RichardReddy
I finally got some time together to do a bit of an online spring clean and updated my personal website RichardReddy.ie to give it a more modern look.
This new site is mobile friendly and built using Bootstrap and .Net and hosted on Azure. Rather than using loads of sample projects I tried to focus more on the technical expertise I've built up over the years.
My next mini project will be a website for Code Pixel Studios which I've been meaning to get around to for close to 2 years now.
I've been really busy over the last few months planning some really cool new projects that I'd like to launch during the year. As a side effect my own blog hasn't been updated as much as I'd have liked. Fear not though as I have some new posts that I'm currently working on that should be online shortly (fingers crossed!).
One new side project I have just launched is Stuff4Designers.com, a website dedicated to bringing you the best web resources and inspiration for web designers from around the interwebs. Rebecca FitzGerald-Smith is co-owner with me on this site.
Go check it out and if you have any design ideas or showcases be sure to let us know!