My Mac setup is relatively simple. I have a 2013 Mac Book Pro Retina which I plug into an Apple Thunderbolt display when working from the home “studio”. For many years I’ve had an ageing Dell monitor (it must be a decade old by now) sat in the corner of the room. I kept it mainly for use in shared offices — always preferring to keep the Thunderbolt at home. I’ve never quite been able to give it up.
Earlier this week I started to wonder whether I could use it as part of my home setup. Given that I use a boom arm for my podcasting mic I often can’t see the show notes that well on my main display (it’s a hard life I know). I was therefore toying with the idea of investing in a dual head adapter so I could hook up my trusty Dell and place the show outline on it to the right of my main screen. — Read full Article »
A regular question I get asked is whether or not Shopify is “Responsive”. To which I always answer “it is if you build your themes that way”. This often surprises people.
A common assumption is that platforms such as Shopify somehow restrict your access to the underlying HTML and CSS of the front-end and even if you do have access that there are certain elements, ID’s and classes that are required for everything to work. This isn’t the case with Shopify — how a theme looks and feels is entirely up to you. — Read full Article »
I spend a lot of my time chatting to freelancers and agencies about the benefits of working with Shopify. Of course I am biased but if you would like to hear it from the horse’s mouth, in other words from someone who isn’t employed at Shopify this under two-minute video explains all the benefits of the Partner Program.
Over the last few years I have become a fan of “cold war spy fiction”— in particular those written by Len Deighton. It all started on a trip to France four years ago when the holiday let had the first book in the Bernard Samson Game, Set & Match trilogy. Since then I’ve consumed the two follow-up trilogies as well as numerous one off stories.
My first encounter with Len Deighton was via the anti-Bond thriller “The Ipcress File” starring Michael Caine. Filmed in 1965 with a John Barry score and great “Swinging 60’s” London locations it, along with it’s sequel “Funeral in Berlin“, remains one of my favourite spy films.
Unusually for a mid 60’s film Harry Palmer is seen enjoying buying, cooking and talking about food rather a lot. On further reading it’s clear why — Len Deighton was a top food writer prior to turning his attention to Cold War espionage. — Read full Article »