New design!

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Just a short post to re-invigorate the site with a new, more slimline design. Now JS-free, with simplified CSS and no custom fonts. The old theme was a bit bloated, using Bootstrap + custom styles + fonts. There was also jQuery and some other JS used to make the menu responsive which I never really liked. I've still got a few tweaks to do, but I felt it was time to move this design over from my… [read more →]


Site Optimisation: SVG & Caching

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The site now uses SVG icons instead of FontAwesome for the social icons. The removal of reliance on an icon font has improved both performance and accessibility. (video: video.mp4) There's been a clear improvement in Speedindex too: I've got a few design tweaks to make, but overall, I'm pleased with the improvements made to the site! [read more →]


Recipe: Quick Lamb Biryani

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This is an easy, stress free biryani recipe. You can adjust the spicing by using whatever curry paste you prefer. Ingredients 1 Onion, sliced 2 cloves of garlic, roughly chopped Thumb-sized piece of Ginger, grated 300g diced lamb 2 Tblsp Curry paste (I used Pataks Madras) 100g cooked, chopped spinach (the frozen stuff works great) 100g Frozen peas 1 cup Basmati rice, rinsed 2 cups vegetable… [read more →]