Mike Babb

Front End Web Developer

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Specialises in front end web development. Open Web advocate and supporter of Free, Open Source Software projects. Works mostly in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, currently focusing on React and Redux. Open source contributor. Quite excited about Progressive Web Apps. When not building websites and apps, likely to be running, reading, cooking, or playing games. Lives in Bristol, UK. Works on a cybersecurity learning platform at Immersive Labs, and previously led the dev team at Green Chameleon.

Latest Note

Interesting problem I’ve just encountered working on a PWA: if you cache files delivered via CDN, you can very quickly end up using hundreds of megabytes of device storage because of how browsers handle “opaque” responses from other origins. “When 7 KB Equals 7 MB” explains and offers solutions.

- 07 March 2019

From the Blog

"I recently decided to migrate my website from WordPress to a set of completely static pages, and settled on Jekyll for managing my site content." - Migrating from WordPress to Jekyll