Posts Categorized: Web development

CMS architecture: Part 1

I've been doing a lot of thinking about the architecture of content management systems (CMS) recently. Little wonder, that's my full-time focus at the moment. By "architecture" I mean pretty much everything to do with the planning and development of a CMS. This blog post is the first in a series that explores some of…

Blog highlights

I enjoyed myself with this trip through my blogging history, but I guess something you'd like to see is some highlights of what I've written about. Here's the greatest hits of stillbreathing.co.uk (in my opinion, of course). My very first (geek) post Back in 2004 I wrote an intranet system that supported themes! My first…

Protecting your bits

My car is poorly. Yesterday there was a "big metallic bang", according to my wife, and then it started "clanking". Gotta love these technical people! The guys at Kwik Fit soon diagnosed the problem: the front passenger side coil spring had snapped. Great, more expense. And all due to the state of the roads. Thanks,…

I’ve been certified

It's been a good week, for several reasons. One of them is that I passed a Microsoft exam: Developing web apps in .Net 4. That means I am now (drum roll) a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist. I've been building websites for 14 years, give or take, so it's about time I had some kind of…

Initial2: Tame your CSS

Just a quickie. I've often used the great initial.css stylesheet from Faruk Ates (site currently down) and Robert Nyman which allows you to initialise basic styles on a page (it resets margins, line-height etc). A long time ago I added a few extra classes that, I suppose, for the very basics of a CSS framework.…