I'm a UI developer based in London, interested in all things web development. This blog covers my thoughts and learnings, including in my role as Lead UI developer at Immediate Media.
March 28, 2021 15 min read Graham Martin
When it comes to Core Web Vitals there are a whole range of tools and techniques available for checking your site. In this post I'll compare some of the most popular.
February 28, 2021 13 min read Graham Martin
Facebook Pixels can be one of the worst third-parties for website performance. I'll explore why, and how you can use them without harming performance
February 14, 2021 11 min read Graham Martin
Using decision logs to help tackle to problem of undocumented architectural decisions
January 17, 2021 14 min read Graham Martin
After building this site with Gatsby I've quickly simplified and switched over to Eleventy
January 10, 2021 7 min read Graham Martin
Looking back over 2020, a year overshadowed by a pandemic but with some shimmers of hope through completed projects and lockdown walks
November 15, 2020 7 min read Graham Martin
With Core Web Vitals making performance a search ranking factor does this mean we no longer need AMP?
August 15, 2020 11 min read Graham Martin
Atomic design is a hugely popular framework for describing and communicating UI components in a hierarchical way – we'll dive into why that's useful
August 2, 2020 16 min read Graham Martin
Web performance metrics get pretty overwhelming. By focusing on perceived performance we can identify key user-centric metrics to keep track of.
July 11, 2020 4 min read Graham Martin
Explore how to manage your SpeedCurve checks using my budget calculator
July 2, 2020 3 min read Graham Martin
Spring turns into summer as lockdown starts to ease
June 27, 2020 7 min read Graham Martin
Synthetic and RUM. Whats the difference, and why should you use both?
May 9, 2020 3 min read Graham Martin
Lockdown continues as time flies by and the weeks merge into one
April 19, 2020 4 min read Graham Martin
Easter is followed by a short four-day week as the lockdown measures are extended
April 13, 2020 4 min read Graham Martin
A month into the lockdown and our planned Easter getaway becomes an Easter spent at home
April 5, 2020 4 min read Graham Martin
Extra daylight allows for nicer walks, whilst three weeks into the lockdown a sense of routine starts to come into play
March 28, 2020 4 min read Graham Martin
As the full lockdown comes into effect we quickly adjust our lives to isolation
March 22, 2020 4 min read Graham Martin
This week marked the point where coronavirus went from being a distant threat to any everyday reality