Alex Lamond Posts

17th May 2019

One building block that I stumbled over when building EdiTravel, my first ever iOS app, was the complexity to performing network calls and the difficulty to see whether it was actually returning the data before crashing my app when it …

17th March 2019

Welcome to the first monthly update of EdiTravel. Never heard of it before? Here’s a (quick) background story to it

EdiTravel was first build as an Apple Watch App because at the time there was no Watch app for Edinburgh …

2nd March 2019

In the past few months I’ve been teaching myself how to code in Swift, a derivative of C++ After comparing my app to many other examples I dived into learning about UITableView’s and UITableViewCells. I got a massive headache. Every …

5th April 2018

So over the past few months I’ve posted ‘Code Tips’ for helping with more advanced development and doing snazzy things in a simple, easy way. I haven’t however done a basic introduction to web development. So if you’ve never written …

19th February 2018

There are two methods of CSS animations, one is transitions and the other is Keyframes.

Transitions

Transitions are useful when we want to animate content when the user does something with it, for example on a hover.

If we have …

10th January 2018

After watching a TV game show re-run and hearing from a contestant that they’d met the host on another show in the past, I thought this was a bit selfish and surely it should go to someone more deserving. My …

7th December 2017

Hello! This is the second Code Tips and this one is Making it Snow. We’re well into winter now and its always nice to have some snow on your website. This can get Boring and repetitive though so we’re gonna …

19th November 2017

So as a developer I often come across snippets of code that are so simple but took me so long to find! If you’re like me and your forever searching for how to do something that should be fairly simply …

18th August 2017

With iOS 11 just one month away from release the features are getting tested all over the world by developers and public beta testers like myself.…

17th July 2017

It’s World Emoji Day today ! Everyone on Twitter is having some fun playing with Emoji. Forth 1’s Boogie & Marty are playing Emoji Connect 4…