Don't let the title fool you... I have only just relocated servers. For a few years now, I had been running Grafik Kaos on shared hosting. While this served me well, it was about time I relocated to a better server. Ended up with Digital Ocean which I have to say is pretty good.
Grafik Kaos is now running on Laravel 4. This took me a few months of work while trying to juggle a full time job as well. But this have definitely been well worth doing especially as Laravel is being used for a project at my current work place.
Oops..Feels like a long time I have added any articles on here. This is majorily due to work commitments and let's face it after spending several hours in front of a computer screen, the last thing you really want to be doing is spending more of your free time staring at another screen at home.
Optimisation is something we always have to keep in the back of our minds when building websites. Whether its compressing CSS/JS files or compressing images to make our websites load faster, we have to ensure we always have the right tools that make this type of work easier to handle. Fortunately, PHPStorm, an IDE which I have come to enjoy working with comes bundled with afeature called File Watchers.
As a developer, I have sometimes found it quite hard to test my websites on various devices. Up until recently, the only way I was able to view websites developed on my machine on various portable devices was to download and set up No-IP. Not complaining about the service, but if you have multiple websites you wish to demo, No-IP only gives you a maximum of 5 hosts to work with.