Joseph Shambrook

Welcome to my new site

Hello.

It’s taken me around 2 years to get around to updating my site. It got to a point where my old one displayed outdated information of where I was working and I couldn’t update it. Plus, my hosting needed renewing, and I didn’t see why I should buy £30 to host my useless site for another year. So, here we are.

First off, I never could decide how I wanted to host it. In the end, I was inspired by the brilliant Front End dev Harry Roberts and his CSS Wizardry website, which uses Jekyll. That way, the site is fully open sourced, hosted for free by GitHub, and rather easy to install and use.

I went with a fairly bold design this time, and used CSS Grid and CSS Custom Properties for the first time in a production site. That’s rather exciting for me; I’d been practicing my CSS Grid for a while over on CodePen, and Custom Properties are awesome. I haven’t taken full advantage of either of those on here yet, but this site is a WIP anyway.

I’ve got some ideas for what I can write about, so I’ll get on with those soon. For now, a lot of my time is spent on my work at AND Digital, and it’s pretty awesome. Tried Web VR for the first time the other day, for instance.

Signing off to carry on. Onwards and upwards.