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How To Build A Skin For Your Web App With React And WordPress

This is an article written by me for Smashing Magazine five days ago. It’s about building a WordPress theme and store using React. So you’ve trained yourself as a web engineer, and now want to build a blazing fast online shop for your customers. The product list should appear in an instant, and searching should … Continue reading

Building a Calculator with Vue.js and Flexbox

Vue.js is one of the leading JavaScript libraries out there, which is easy to get started and very scalable at the same time. Similarly, CSS3 Flexbox is a relatively new feature that makes our design process simpler. This is a tutorial on creating a simple calculator using Vue.js CLI and CSS3 Flexbox. This post first … Continue reading

Footer to bottom of page

We need the page footer to be at the bottom of the page. However, it should not always stick to the bottom of the page either i.e. when there is more than one page worth of content. Thanks to flexbox, this is not so hard after all.

8 lessons from UX Colombo Meetup #8

The 8th meetup of UX Colombo was held at Dialog Axiata Auditorium on the 10th November, 2016. The topics discussed were “5 Psychological Facts behind creating a Great User Experience” and “Branding and User Experience”. These are some of the notes I took that evening.

Distractions, Deep Work and Flow – a programmer’s take

Since I started working as a Web Developer (and when working on projects at college) I have been fascinated with how I could sometimes work effortlessly and enjoy myself while at it. And the other times when the thought of working made me cringe – I wanted to do everything I could do except work.

Evernote or Keep – or both?

One of the first productivity apps I used on a smartphone was Evernote. Needless to say it blew my mind away – the simplicity, ease of use and the sophistication too. Then came along a product by Google called Keep. I tried this and never looked back – except when I needed to check for older notes on … Continue reading