Laravel, vuejs and more dev stuff

Tailwind && Laravel Mix - Getting that CSS filesize down

I wrote this on Saturday, April 4, 2020

I use the CSS utility library called Tailwind for a lot of sites these days - but as it generates thousands of classes that help you when you are building quickly - CSS filesizes can get BIG very quickly! Here is how I use Laravel Mix to get my filesizes down.

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Netlify - PHP Version

I wrote this on Tuesday, December 17, 2019

This website is a static site - built off a hobby Laravel 6.0 project. Its built and deployed by Netlify, which needed some tweaks to its default image before it could work!

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Getting a DigitalOcean Droplet ready for Laravel

I wrote this on Thursday, December 12, 2019

When I am out and about, I tend to fire up a DigitalOcean droplet to do all my work on because of dodgy public WIFI - but I always need to play around and configure them manually. Here are my steps I take along with a quick and easy script to automate this!

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Serverless Websites

I wrote this on Saturday, February 18, 2017

I've been interested in serverless web systems ever since I was asked by a client to setup a store on the popular p2p marketplace called OpenBazaar. The idea fascinated me - instead of connecting to normal servers, you connect to peers - like Torrents - and download the websites from them. The only issue for me with this system was that you had to download software to do it. This got me thinking - can you do the same sort of things with normal websites, without downloading new software?

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