Surf the Dream A discourse of links and articles from Justin Avery

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  1. Matt Steel – Freelancer Creative Artworker

    Meet Matt Steel. I met Matt a few years ago while he was working as a freelancer at TMP when he would come in over the Summer months and help fill the gap when the work piled on. Recently I’ve been working with Matt to help get his site, Matt Steel — Creative Artworker, up […]

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  2. Posting to medium from wordpress

    I wrote an article a while ago about my cross dressing posting on this blog. A few people clapped (thanks) but a couple of others said that they were having issues getting the plugin to work as it hasn’t been touched in two years. This article will serve simply as a test to see if […]

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  3. Cross Posting to Medium

    Remy Sharp has published a post all about how to cross-post to medium, you can read it over here. The crux of the issue was that Medium had remove their IFTTT applet and therefore there was no longer a straight foward way to do this (although the meat and potatoes of the article is how […]

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  4. Symbolic Change – Love Vs Hate

    This was an CSS experiment after reading the Five Simple Steps book, Designing the invisible. The book was talking about the different meanings that symbols can take on in different cultures.

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  5. Using different permalink structures for custom post types

    I’m in the process of shifting from Responsive Design site from the current CMS, Squiz Matrix, over on to WordPress. There are a number of reasons for the move which I might put into a post at some point, but I’ve been enjoying the freedom to create Custom Post Types for the different types of […]

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  6. Time tracking with Toggl

    The pie chart for this XKCD Comic is me all over, and I often feel as though I’m turning into the procrastination monkey Time tracking is one of those things that I just hate doing for a few different reasons. I spend more time trying to remember how I spent my time then doing something […]

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  7. Progressive Invision – Offline use

    On the way home yesterday afternoon I was going through a couple of designs that had been uploaded onto Invision with the Account Manager on the project. “On the way home” entails a 40 minute train ride for which I fortunately have access to WIFI although it is pretty patchy from time to time. I […]

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  8. SpaceX Notebooks — Phobos & Deimos

    As you may be aware I started a small Notebook business recently, Back Pocket Notebooks, with a set of responsive design notebooks for my responsively designed audience. This week I received the next batch of notebooks which I have added to the stock list — a set of SpaceX Mars Posters. Over the next couple […]

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  9. Google Search Console Updates – Content Keywords & Site Grouping

    If you manage a website the chances are that you’ve heard of and use the Google Search Console, the artist formally known as Webmaster Tools. If you’re sitting there scratching your head and wondering what I’m talking about then go and check out this article from Moz and get yourself started. The console is always […]

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  10. Getting back to podcasting

    You should be very aware that I love a great weekly newsletter. One of my recent favourite newsletters to receive is Paul Jarvis’ Sunday Dispatches where Paul imparts a very useful piece of nerdy knowledge each week. The content is around 95% educational and allows you to learn a lot about the web and how […]

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Surf the Dream is a blog that has been running since the mid 2000's when it started on BlogSpot. Over the years it's been rebranded as justinavery.me (now my resume) and JaveryDesign.com (which now redirects back to this site).

I offer consultation services through Simple Things, produce a range of high quality pocket notebooks(including a Solar System Notebook, Space Notebook, and a Guitar Notebook), write about the Universe and run a responsive web design knowledge hub and a RWD Weekly Newsletter.