• Printers Playhouse

    In a recent post, I mentioned that I would be continuing to teach myself how to build and deploy websites via Github Pages by building websites for good causes. The new site for Printers Playhouse has been live for just over two weeks and we’ve already seen more than 500...

  • Jekyll for Good

    Earlier this year I challenged myself to start building websites (again), using Jekyll via Github Pages. Since January, I have published three sites: This site; migrating my design portfolio from Squarespace staceyandjohn.co.uk; a site for our acoustic duo thegreatfire.co.uk; a site for our band Working on these projects reawakened a...

  • SEO for Github Pages

    You’ve got Github Pages up and running, installed your Jekyll theme and added a custom domain. Your site is looking great, but when you’re looking for it on Google (as you hope so many others are) you can’t find any trace if it. This is exactly what happened to me...

  • The Great Fire

    At the end of 2019, Stacey and I made a decision. We’ve been playing music together as an acoustic duo for more than a year and it has been one hell of a ride; we started out by playing a family member’s wedding and ended the year playing to 450...

  • Underway with Github Pages

    At the start of the year, I challenged myself to rebuild my personal site using Github Pages. Since then, I’ve been on a small spree - working on numerous sites to further my understanding of front-end design, styling and deploying to multiple sites via Github. I first started “building websites”...

  • We're live!

    I’ve bloody done it - I’ve cancelled my subscription to Squarespace. Last year I bumped into Rob Dyke on the train home and, after a brief conversation, he challenged me to roll my own website using Github Pages. So here we are - thanks Rob. I’m far from a professional...

  • Setting up Jekyll

    I’ve begun to migrate my portfolio and blog from Squarespace to Jekyll, via Github Pages. This isn’t my first rodeo - I’ve used Jekyll before, so setting up Jekyll was easy enough. I was also able to install and customise a new theme with relative ease. Ambitions & Objectives I...