If you're a macOS/OS X developer and use Terminal utilities like Sass or Compass, I've created a simple way to launch them from bash files without having to manage permissions or even launch the Terminal. It's a real time-saver! Let's take Compass as an example. First, create your Compass… keep reading →
As an iOS developer I have to admit to being conflicted about using Apple's new programming language, Swift. It looks really great, but it's a big time investment to squeeze into an already busy schedule. I'm sure Objective-C will be around for a long time (unfortunately?), so there's no rush.… keep reading →
Favicons are those tiny images that websites display on browser tabs and in bookmarks, as in the blue Fynydd square icons above. The file favicon.ico sits in the root of your website, and a simple meta tag is used to tell browsers that it's there. <link rel="shortcut… keep reading →
So many people are unaware of this shortcut that I thought I'd put it into a blog post for posterity. If you've ever had to edit a hidden system file in OS X, like the hosts file (for adding custom domain names to your local machine), it's easy to find… keep reading →
There are a plethora of great file compression tools for OS X, including the built-in Archive Utility. These programs take one or more files or folders and compress them into a single (or segmented) archive that can more easily be transfered and expanded later. Many people will be familiar with… keep reading →