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Fastmail + Fluid

Updated Sept 10, 2014 to work with new Fastmail interface I just setup (mac) with my Fastmail, and had to do some tweaking of scripts to get notifications working the way I want, so I thought I’d share. Here are installation instructions to get the dock counter working with the current Fastmail ui: Once you’ve(…)

Importance of Responsive Design

Importance of Responsive Design

Many of our client websites are seeing 20-40% mobile traffic now, so responsive design is becoming even more important. Google’s downranking of sites which kick you to kick you to a mobile homepage makes it a necessity if you have any significant mobile traffic. However; there is a problem with many responsive websites who don’t fully(…)

Rdio Applescript

Rdio Applescript

I just discovered Rdio, but using a Logitech keyboard on a mac means the standard media keys don’t function the way they should. Using Alfred 2, I threw some scripts together to get Rdio and iTunes playing well with F10-F12 keys.

Subtle Patterns

Subtle Patterns

A subtle background makes all the difference. I’ve been using this site for years and needed to share it.

James Wilcox

james wilcox

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senior web app dev @
primal communications


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nanaimo, bc, canada

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Meet the ipsums

Lorem is so outdated. The cool kids are using many modern varieties.

Recent Gadgets

Many gadgets over the years, but here’s a portion of what I carry every day.

iOS Simulator

As of Xcode 4.5.2, the bundled iOS simulator can be accessed in two ways: /Applications/ or Open Xcode, go to the Xcode menu > Open Developer Tool > iOS Simulator

Favourite WordPress Plugins

Plugins I install on almost every WordPress site: BackWPup – Backs up your entire site to ftp, email, or many popular cloud services. If you have a lot of files, setup the database backup and optimization separately (optimization happens after file compression and the database connection can be lost by then). Redirection – Monitors for(…)

Tower and Git

Git* is becoming more and more popular lately. It has even been bundled with the latest version of Xcode, which is now creating all projects as Git repositories. I learned the few basic commands I needed for everyday git tasks when I started using it a year ago, but I didn’t learn much beyond that. After installing(…)