Mike Street

Mike is our front-end developer who spends his days buried in CSS and Gulp. His evenings and weekends are spent tinkering with electronics and riding bikes. @mikestreety

Render conf

On 30th March, I took the many trains over the many hours required to get to Oxford from Brighton and attended Render Conf. In it’s second year, this conference already seems to have gained quite an online following. The line-up was jam-packed full of reputable names you’ve heard and people with brains jam-packed full of info.

This article was posted in Musings by Mike Street

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PageSpeed Insights (PSI) is a tool developed by Google to rank the speed of your website. There are a few things it doesn’t look out for, such as code validation or usability but it’s a good starting point at getting your site up...

This article was posted in Development, SEO by Mike Street

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15th December 2016

What's new in Feefo v3?

Feefo, the customer feedback and review website, launched version 3 of their product at the end of September. Although customers had no choice to be updated to version 3, what does this mean for users, customers and developers using the platform?

This article was posted in Development, Client Guides by Mike Street

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Vue JS is a javascript framework which has recently released version 2. Allowing you to display, manipulate and navigate data, Vue is a React, Knockout and Angular competitor. This blog post walks through building a web app with Vue Router.

This article was posted in Development by Mike Street

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Trello is a great tool which lets you easily manage projects. Ranging from websites to weddings, Trello helps you create tag and move cards. At Liquid Light, we use Trello to keep track of our marketing output - this blog explains how.

This article was posted in Client Guides, Tools by Mike Street

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device lab illustration

At Liquid Light we've got a range of devices which we use to test our websites on - accessing and viewing these devices was becoming cumbersome. Two of our staff took it into their own hands to build a Lego-based device lab.

This article was posted in Liquid Light, Responsive by Mike Street, Will Chidlow

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Creating a responsive, HTML email template is not as easy as it first appears. Email clients are still behind with web standards and supporting latest web technologies, so HTML emails need to be built using the <table> element and inline styles. This blog will walk you through creating a custom template while still using Mailchimp's WYSIWYG and Image editor

This article was posted in Development, Responsive by Mike Street

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22nd March 2016

How do I update to Gulp 4?

Gulp is a task runner used for compiling SCSS to CSS, minifying JS and creating SVG sprites. Version 4 is about to be released and this blog post runs you through how to update and use the new features of gulp.

This article was posted in Development, Tools by Mike Street

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The Raspberry Pi is a credit card sized computer which has taken the technical world by storm. Originally developed to encourage children and schools to get into programming - the cheap device has been picked up by the development...

This article was posted in Musings by Mike Street, Will Chidlow

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YouTube videos vs self-hosted: Which one is better for you?

If you want your video on your website. the question of whether you should self-host or not often crops up. This post outlines the benefits to self-hosting compared to using a third party service such as YouTube

This article was posted in Quick Tips by Mike Street

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