Muhammad’s Musings

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

    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 […]

  • WordCamp Colombo 2017 – from the front row

    WordCamp Colombo 2017 was a successful event held on the 23rd of September 2017. This is a short account of what I learned from the event.

  • 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 […]

  • 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.

  • JavaScript Promises – a meetup and an example

    A quick summary and example for using JavaScript Promises

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

    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.

  • Shortcodes and Meta Boxes in developing a WordPress theme

    I was fortunate to attend the meetup #4 titled ‘Meta boxes and Short Codes for Theme Development’. This event was organised by the WordPress Colombo Meetup group and held on 21 July 2016 at JKCS Auditorium, Colombo.

  • 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 […]

  • Risk Management in Software Development

    This is a report I wrote for a course at college. The reading that went into preparing and writing this helped me manage my own final project for college.

  • WordPress Colombo

    Ever since I started out with I have been fascinated by the whole WordPress ecosystem. Among many factors like the platform, the themes, the plugins, it also largely includes the active, growing community behind WordPress. One such community is WordPress Colombo which is essentially a group of WP enthusiasts in Sri Lanka on

  • Hybrid Mobile Apps with JavaScript – a meetup

    The ‘JS in Mobile App Development’ meetup was held on 17 March 2016 at WSO2, and I was fortunate enough to attend this event with my friends.

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