Michael Douglas Brett - Web Development

Hi, I'm Michael. I'm a front-end web developer based in the UK. This is my site.

Inspiring Online

Web

Apr 13th 2016

I have a set of bookmarks in my browser that I flick through when I am looking for some inspiration on the web. This curated site from Tim Holman (and others) is a definite keeper: a lot of strange but technically and technologically brilliant stuff here. I don't think I'd have ever found hands.wtf without it.

Inspiring Online

The Jacob's Ladder of Coding

Web Programming

Dec 16th 2015

I don't spend much time on Hacker News, but I checked it out recently and saw this article about moving up and down the ladder of abstraction in computer programming.

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The Website Obesity Crisis

Web

Dec 15th 2015

Yet another excellent talk from Maciej Cegłowski. You may have seen some of his points before - a couple of the slides were in his blog post 'The Advertising Bubble' - but this talk also includes the best of Russian literature.

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How Does A Browser Render A Website?

Web Browsers

Dec 8th 2015

An interesting and useful talk by Ryan Seddon, that does exactly what it says on the tin. He explains how the browser parses, lays out and paints web pages, and gives more detail about the reasoning behind a few of our performance best practices.

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