Profile

Cover photo
Craig Buckler
Works at OptimalWorks Ltd
Attended Warwick University
Lives in Exmouth, UK
917 followers|102,981 views
AboutPostsPhotosVideos

Stream

Craig Buckler

Shared publicly  - 
 
It takes a while to set up but it's very flexible and the rewards are worth it...
Craig's tutorial and example code illustrates how to build a static website using the JavaScript-powered Metalsmith generation tool.
1
Add a comment...

Craig Buckler

Shared publicly  - 
 
Really useful once you know the functionality is there!...
1
Add a comment...

Craig Buckler

Shared publicly  - 
 
Let me know if you can think of other great uses for ES6 proxies...
Craig describes how to use proxies in ES6 to perform meta-programming operations such as intercepting object property inspections and function calls.
1
Add a comment...

Craig Buckler

Shared publicly  - 
 
The Cost of Frameworks by @aerotwist- http://ow.ly/UNyeh - summary: they can be up to 16x bigger and 44x slower, especially on mobile.
I recently delivered a talk at FFConf in Brighton, called "You should use <insert library / framework here>, it's the bestestest!". I wanted to do a write-up of the presentation's content here, hopefully so it can start a broader conversation that I think we need to have, mainly around the cost of modern frameworks on mobile devices.
1
Add a comment...

Craig Buckler

Shared publicly  - 
 
Not sure anyone noticed by Google Chrome is now used by half the web.
1
Add a comment...

Craig Buckler

Shared publicly  - 
 
Today's rant...
The average web page now exceeds 2Mb. Craig discusses why we've given in to client demands for more features and how we can put performance on the agenda.
1
Add a comment...

Craig Buckler

Shared publicly  - 
 
It's all been said before and I'll probably say it again, but...
Is there a JavaScript-Dependency Backlash? Craig discusses the benefits of Progressive Enhancement. Again. Is that JS Framework the best option for your app?
1
Add a comment...
Have him in circles
917 people
Joshua Jenks's profile photo
swagath theni's profile photo
Happy Chap's profile photo
Rolando Espinoza L.'s profile photo
Randy Kishun's profile photo
Michal Púchy's profile photo
Daniel Oehler's profile photo
raimundo vazquez's profile photo
Richard Boss's profile photo

Craig Buckler

Shared publicly  - 
 
A new initiative aims to defeat advert blockers with a simple technological change.
1
Add a comment...

Craig Buckler

Shared publicly  - 
 
This gets more depressing every year...
An individual web page now exceeds 2.2MB. Are pages 16% better than in 2014 or have developers and site owners unconsciously created an obesity epidemic?
1
Add a comment...

Craig Buckler

Shared publicly  - 
 
Be afraid. Very afraid...
As Halloween descends, Craig reveals the nightmares which keep programmers awake and the hidden fears we all deny.
1
Add a comment...

Craig Buckler

Shared publicly  - 
 
SitePoint article 1,001 coming soon...
In Craig's 1000th post for SitePoint he discusses ten reasons why you should escape the corporate nine-to-five job and consider freelance work.
1
Add a comment...
People
Have him in circles
917 people
Joshua Jenks's profile photo
swagath theni's profile photo
Happy Chap's profile photo
Rolando Espinoza L.'s profile photo
Randy Kishun's profile photo
Michal Púchy's profile photo
Daniel Oehler's profile photo
raimundo vazquez's profile photo
Richard Boss's profile photo
Work
Occupation
Web developer
Skills
HTML, HTML5, CSS, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, PHP, .NET, MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQL Server, WordPress, web design, responsive web design, technical writing
Employment
  • OptimalWorks Ltd
    Web Consultant, 2007 - present
    It's me.
  • Digita
    Lead Developer, 1999 - 2007
  • PassGo
    Developer, 1997 - 1999
  • Devon County Council
    Engineer, 1991 - 1997
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Exmouth, UK
Previously
Exeter, UK - Coventy, UK
Story
Tagline
Web developer and SitePoint technical writer
Introduction
Hi. I'm the technical blogger at SitePoint.com and a web developer for OptimalWorks Ltd.

I'm available for development work, conference speaking, or article writing about a variety of web topics including HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, mobile design, responsive layouts, PHP, MySQL and more. Drop me a line.
Education
  • Warwick University
    Computer Systems Engineering, 1988 - 1991
  • Exmouth Community College
  • Brixington Junior School
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Relationship
Married