Mike Street

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.co.uk

Why should you consider Cloudflare for your website?

Cloudflare is a service which, among other things, provides a CDN (Content Delivery Network), firewall, and performance layer for your website. It has plenty of paid upgrades and features and is a developer’s dream, but what advantage does it have for you to put your website “behind” Cloudflare and how does it work?

How do you deal with designers who design without any thought?

As a developer, dealing with designers and their creations can sometimes be challenging. At Liquid Light we've honed our process to ensure minimum friction between both developers and designers.

Getting your data from the cloud

How to become device agnostic and what it means for your data

All too often you hear about people losing their phones and, along with it, their data. This blog post explores how you can become "device agnostic", freeing the tether between your device and your memories.

The technical challenges in building a data portal

We recently designed and built a data portal which collects disaggregated data from multiple sources from 40 countries for Leonard Cheshire and The Department for International Development. This data is presented on the portal in a series of visualizations across 16 development indicators, grouped into the four themes of inclusive education, economic empowerment, technology/innovation and stigma/discrimination.

Using a post-merge git hook to clean up old branches

When you've been working on a project for a while, you might find you have a few stale branches hanging around. At Liquid Light we have a git hook which tidies up after a merge

Using Vue.js with a Lumen powered API

Lumen is a mico-framework from the creators of Laravel. This blog post walks though how to integrate Vue.js with Vue router and use Lumen as an API for your app

Why we're not dropping Slack for Google Hangouts Chat...yet.

Google finally released their "Slack Killer" to all Google Suite users - but is it as good as they say it is? We weren't convinced, but here is why...

How I wrote a book; the writing process from one of our Developers

In 2017, one of our front-end developers wrote and released a book about the JavaScript library; Vue.js. This blog post explains the process he went through to get the book from his mind to print.

Bytes 2017

Bytes Conf - 16th November 2017

On the 16th November, Bytes Conf once again opened it's doors for an evening of entertainment and truth bombs from four fantastic speakers. Hosted by our very own Candi and Mike, Bytes Conf is about making an affordable,...

Schema - what is it and how do I use it?

Schema markup is a method of adding extra tags to your website in order to help machines, such as Google, understand the data. It can help identity key bits of information such as your address or reviews of your services. This enables users find you or trust you quicker. This blog post explains more about Schema and how you can use it.

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