Keir Whitaker

Hello! I'm Keir Whitaker. I work at Shopify & co-host The Back to Front Show podcast. I write about, and share links on, ecommerce, the web industry, podcasting & travel. Learn more about me and my recent work.

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Insites: The Book is now Free

In early September Elliot and I announced that we were shutting down Viewport Industries. One consequence of doing so is that we no longer have an official entity to sell our products through. So we thought it would be fun to make the digital version of Insites: The Book available for free.

It’s actually been free via the holding page on the VI web site for some time but I now realise that neither of us mentioned it. So if you would like to grab a free digital bundle of Insites: The Book you can. — Read full Article »

The Back to Front Show #031: Live with a Flat White

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Seeing Past the Highlight Reel — A great post by Rachel Andrew on A List Apart:

I am not the sort of person who "airs her dirty laundry in public." I wouldn’t walk into a mixed group of friends, colleagues, and complete strangers at a party and announce something deeply personal, and so it is with Twitter. For me, Twitter is a place to chat, a replacement for the Telnet Talkers I was so fond of in the 1990s. I share things I think are interesting, I keep up with what people I know are doing, but I see it as a public place.

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Starting in November 2014 I'll be sending out a regular newsletter called "Byte Sized Bites". Each issue will feature a round up of blog posts and links from this site as well as exclusive newsletter only content. In addition I'll be sharing details of in-progress projects including new podcast shows and a book called "Stories from an Accidental Event Organiser".

The Back to Front Show #031: Live with a Flat White — This week Kieran joins us live via a pair of Apple headphones from Coffee #1. Complete with baristas creating flat whites and the chitter chatter of remote workers typing away we throw audio fidelity to the wind and freestyle over a few links from Keir's web site.

Shipping Container Spaces — Creative uses of the humble shipping container on the invision blog

Grilled Cheezus — Chef Amy Stonionis of Murray's Cheese Bar breaks down the golden rules of grilled cheese perfection, and gives five tried-and-true combos that totally swag it out.

WP Desk — "Problems with WordPress? Give the stress of tweaking, managing and updating your WordPress site to someone else."

Am I Responsive? — This has been out for a while but I stupidly never fully checked it out until recently. Once you have loaded your site be sure to click and drag the different devices around!

Cast Feed Validator — A highly useful service for podcasters which not only validates your feed but also highlights things you can do to improve them

MAMP Pro Apache Failed to Start on OS X Yosemite — Thanks to Richard Wiggins for this link. A quick renaming of the ennvars file and your MAMP install will be back to normal.

Print media queries not working? — Long story short check your media attribute if your print css isn't being applied