Ian McFarlan

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Short writing and tool kits that mainly revolve around code based topics; frontend, backend, devops, lemonade recipes. Expect more frequent, shorter posts.

Wood Working for Developers

07 Jan 2017 — After a long day of slugging ones and zeros, it's nice to relax with some wood working (not to mention the badass results you can get). Over the past couple months I have been able to dig into wood working more. https://twitter.com/mcfarlan/status/8…

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Instagram as a CMS

04 Sep 2015 — I have been working more with the Instagram API lately and had a thought. Could Instagram power a full on e-commerce enabled site. Individuals could setup stores on a centralized service and administer much of the store's content through Instagram w…

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DidTheLeafsLose.com

26 Sep 2014 — A little experiment I created that solves a simple question -┬áDid the Leafs lose? The answer: DidTheLeafsLose.com. Currently, it updates scores every fifteen minutes. Ideally, I'd like to speed this up overtime and bring in more data than just score…

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Foundation 4 & IE8

13 Aug 2013 — Zurb is no longer providing IE8 support with Foundation. Generally this is good news - signs of a changing browser landscape. However, some sites have a readership comprised mainly by IE8 users. Updating or building a site for an audience that is lik…

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Smoothing CSS3 Animations

10 Jul 2011 — I posted this tweet while working on a project that involved heavy CSS3 animations. When creating simple animation that only impacts a small element, I found you could usually get away with a simple 2D based transform value. https://twitter.com/mcfa…

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