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Here's a selection of articles and blog posts that I have written. I hope you enjoy them and if you have any suggestions then please don't hesitate to contact me.

Easy .gitignore generation

Sometimes creating a .gitignore file can be a monotonous error prone pain. Well there seems to be a pretty nifty solution out there that will simplify this process. Enter http://gitignore.io !

This site generates gitignore files depending on the technology you are using. E.g if you're on OSX with SASS and laravel it will produce:

http://www.gitignore.io/api/osx,linux,sass,laravel4

What makes it really cool is that you can couple that with cURL or wget to do

Dummy Images made easy!

From time to time in my job I come across the need to just stick a placeholder image into my designs. I don't care what it is as long as it's the right size. In the past I've just either used whatever I could find to hand and then manually resize it in photoshop but now I've found a pretty nifty solution.

There's a new craze going around for these random image generation sites and I think they're pretty cool. The first that I noticed was lorempixel. For this one you just stick in: