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A stream of consciousness by Laurence Hughes

Hi, I’m Laurence. I’m a Glaswegian web developer using modern web standards to create user-focused, responsive websites. I also make music, play records and ping pongs. This is my online home; a playground for coding fun and place to share thoughts on the web, music and more.

Latest Posts

Web Components Guide

This new resource on Web Components from Keith Cirkel and Kristján Oddsson of GitHub (and friends) is looking great so far.

Mystery Road – Origin

This is the best TV I’ve watched in a while, and Clair and I eagerly binged it in two days. I loved how it looked, the atmospheric music, the characters, the acting and the issues. I’ll now need to watch the other two Mystery Road series.

Lean “plugin subscription form” by Chris Ferdinandi

I enjoyed this two-part tutorial from Chris arising from his critique of a subscription form plugin which includes the entire React library to achieve what could be done with a lightweight HTML and vanilla JavaScript solution. Chris advocates a progressively-enhanced approach. Instead of rendering the form with JavaScript he renders it in HTML and argues that not only is there no need for the former approach – because forms natively work without JavaScript – but also it only introduces fragility where we could provide resilience.

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