Nick Dunn

đź‘‹ Hello I'm @nickdunn.

I'm a Technical Director at PA Consulting where I pretend to know about content management, design systems and fullstack engineering for the web and mobile.

Choosing boring technology for building websites

I was discussing with colleagues the other day that there's an entire generation of peers who have never made a website any other way than a single-page application with React.

21st October 2022

What Kirsty and Phil can teach us about agile delivery

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last 22 years you’ll have watched way too much Location Location Location. In each episode of its 36-series-and-counting, Kirsty Allsopp and Phil Spencer guide two sets of house hunters through the buying process. It's addictive viewing, tapping into our British obsession with property ownership, snooping inside other people’s homes and wanting to know exactly how much they paid for it.

6th September 2022

A week in the life of a Technical Director

The Technical Director role within an agency or consultancy is often difficult to define. We wear many different hats that are otherwise worn by a Staff Engineer, Director of Engineering or CTO.

29th April 2022

Bridging the Photoshop divide

Photoshop isn’t up to laying out text for the web, so we made our own tool.

18th January 2016

Things I learned in 2015

A quick list of things I learned while building things in 2015.

8th January 2016

Jekyll + Github pages + Travis CI, sitting in a tree

UPDATE 2010 EDITION: Just use Netlify.

11th December 2015

Taming typography using Sass maps

Working on a project with many designers and engineers can make it difficult to manage type styles. I find that we often end up with different sizes or weight definitions littered throughout the project with a lot of repetition as styles are redefined within media queries.

12th May 2015

Open source burnout

I used to be an active contributor to Symphony CMS, an open souce PHP content management system. What started as an effort to learn the framework for my day job quickly became an obsession that led to exhaustion.

24th April 2015