My blog covers topics related to front-end web development and design, with occasional tutorials and demos. The inspiration comes from the helpful niche sites that were indispensable to me in my first years as a developer, and I hoped to give back to that community. Crafting every post also has the added benefit of coalescing my learnings for my own record.
The blog is custom-built and hand-coded from front to back on the CodeIgniter MVC framework. Although I was using the MVC pattern at the time for work, building every layer of this site (rather than just focusing on the client-side) helped me to fully understand it.
Because CodeIgniter is based on PHP, I've found it relatively easy to port over plugins from popular platforms like WordPress, such as the very useful Akismet.