Rick West

Dad. Husband. Developer. Heating Engineer. Human.

Build static sites quickly and easily with Jigsaw

Let’s dive in to Jigsaw — a framework for rapidly building static sites using the same modern tooling that powers Laravel applications.

Jigsaw — the Laravel Static Site Generator.

My interview with Keith Damiani, Senior Developer at Tighten and Lead Developer on the Jigsaw project. I asked Keith some questions about the development of Jigsaw and the plans for the future.

So much to learn, so little time

My top tips for learning, staying motivated, and achieving your goals.

Answering questions is just as important as asking them

We don’t always appreciate it, but giving someone a little time is the most valuable thing we can give them. ⏱️

Why feeling uncomfortable is the key to success

Your comfort zone is a beautiful thing, but you will never grow there. 🌱

Should you be paying for coding tutorials?

To pay or not to pay. Are the best things in life, like coding courses, free?

Over Engineering An MVP

Business vs Developer 🥊. When it comes to starting a new project, what is the right approach?

Add Flash to Chromium on Ubuntu 16.04

Easily add Flash to Chromium with Jonathon F's back-port of pepperflashplugin-nonfree with direct download of Flash from Adobe instead of using Chrome RPM.

Podcasts for Programmers 🎙

My top 5 podcasts for people new to web development...and podcasts!

Sheffield PHP

I’m sat on the train, slightly intoxicated, on the way home from my first ever meetup. ...