Matt Reid | Senior Software Developer

Matthew Reid is a Full Stack web developer, specialising in Java and the JVM, js and web frameworks. He has a passion for clean code, entrepreneurship, company culture and making the world a better place.

We recently had a very frustrating problem where an HTML5 canvas wasn’t loading in FireFox. The canvas was showing the error “Canvas Dimension Not set”. The solution: The browsers was zoomed in. Resetting the zoom fixed the problem.  

Responsive images are all the rage these days with the advent of HTML5/CSS3 webapps. In order to improve the speed of our webapps on mobiles, we don”t want to be sending huge 500kb images to a tiny mobile browser and have them scaled down by our responsive @media queries. That”s...

When running git pull to pull changes from a remote repository, there could well be changes in the remote and your local repo. This causes conflits and git will fail to merge.  You will see the error Automatic merge failed; fix conflicts and then commit the result. Fortunately in git >...

Watching the TED presentation Why work doesn’t happen at work by Jason Fried, I was struck by the similarities with the office I work in (and many other offices across the world). He makes some good points about people”s productivity in “the office” but I don”t think this is a...