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Articles written by Chris Snowden

Compiling ES6 v2 - this time with NPM

Posted on 27th July 2018 at 8:00am by Chris Snowden

We recently discussed how to use Gulp and the gulp-babel plugin to compile your ES6 javascript into browser-friendly code. It seemed to strike a chord with developers wanting to use ES6 while keeping their tooling simple, but what if you don't use Gulp and don't fancy adding an extra step to your workflow? Good news - you don't have to!

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Posted in Code, Tutorials, Web


Two Simple Parallax methods

Posted on 3rd April 2018 at 10:00am by Chris Snowden

Parallax is a popular scrolling effect used on many modern websites, and when done well can look fantastic. Sadly though, parallax implementations often suffer from being JS heavy and poorly optimised, and can introduce performance problems. So, what are our options for adding a basic parallax style effect without any of the baggage?

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Posted in Code, Tutorials, Web, Web Design


Compiling ES6 with Gulp and Babel

Posted on 7th March 2018 at 11:00am by Chris Snowden

The current stable of module bundlers like Webpack and Browserify are incredible tools that make creating performant and cutting-edge web apps a breeze, but they do tend to be somewhat difficult to set-up and configure, using rather arcane syntax and concepts. We all want to use modern, cutting-edge Javascript, but for a small project or a proof of concept are they really worth the overhead if all we want is to be able to write in ES6? Perhaps there could be another way...

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Posted in Code, Plugins, Tutorials, Web


Tips to optimise your website SEO

Posted on 24th October 2017 at 11:30am by Chris Snowden

SEO has never been more important for the success of your online presence, and we at Swindon-based web design agency Pixel Pixel are keenly aware of the value of the quality, unobtrusive work that goes into baking effective SEO protocols into every facet of a website. With that in mind, here are Pixel Pixel's top tips for improving your search rankings…

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Posted in Optimisation, Web


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