Switching web hosting to Krystal

A little over two weeks ago I went dot-com, moving my website to www.riklewis.com.  This was in part due to the fact that I really wanted to move away from 123-Reg hosting, as I’d been having so many problems with them, especially with their uptime and support. I shopped around, heard good things about Siteground, especially for…

Sonarwhal renamed to Webhint

A little over a year ago I wrote a post about testing your website with sonarwhal, a new tool I’d heard about for testing you website for security, performance and accessibility issues.  I then followed that up with a post about sonarwhal via the command line. I did promise to go through and fix all the issues…

Modern image formats with Gulp

Early on in my development workflow process I wrote about optimising images the easy way.  Image optimisation can make a really big difference, especially now that it appears to be obligatory to have a huge “hero” image section at the top of every website with a slider of huge high-resolution images. If you’re on WordPress…

Using autoprefixer for PostCSS

Shockingly I’ve managed to write 3 posts about PostCSS (1, 2, 3) and not yet mention the truly amazing autoprefixer plugin.  This is easily the most popular plugin, and used by the likes of Twitter, so well worth checking out. Essentially what it does is allow you to write your CSS without using (or even thinking about) any…

Added site theme switcher

I’ve been trying to carve out some time this week to update my own website, something which I always mean to do but something else always seems more important or more urgent. The feature I’ve just added was inspired by Léonie Watson’s website, and that’s to have a “dark” mode as well as the default “light”…