Matt Gifford aka coldfumonkeh | Consultant Developer
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Sep 24, 2013

Accessing Kuler in Adobe Edge Code

I love the Creative Cloud. Above all else, it makes sure my product versions are constantly updated with the latest releases, and this proved it's worth to me (again) the other day.

I was working on some UI code and had created a colour swatch using...

Sep 20, 2013

Simplify deployments with Capistrano - Web Designer Magazine Issue 214

Issue 214 of Web Designer magazine is now available in the shops, in which you will find a five-page tutorial from me on deploying static sites and web apps with Capistrano.

Take the pain out of deployments with Capistrano, a powerful tool...

Sep 20, 2013

I'm speaking at Future of Web Apps London 2013

I'm very excited to be speaking at the amazing Future of Web Apps London 2013 conference on October 23 - 25th.

FOWA, alongside the equally amazing Future of Web Design (FOWD) conference, is organised by Future Insights, who always produce and deliver superb...

Sep 13, 2013

Kendo UI Grid Book Review

I was lucky enough to receive a copy of a new release from Packt Publishing to review, so here goes.

This is "Kendo UI Grid", authored by James R. Lamar, and deals specifically with the Grid controls...

Sep 12, 2013

Adobe Create Now UK Event, Oxford 19th September 2013

The Adobe Create Now World Tour is soon to be underway, and these events bring Adobe evangelists and experts to your doorstep (more or less) to show you how you can efficiently manage your projects using the Creative Cloud tools.

The tour itself currently has a lot of sessions across North...

Apr 30, 2013

PhoneGap Build Config.xml Generator ColdFusion Builder Extension

This is a post that I started writing in October 2012 (around the time when this project was officially released into the great wide open), but alas it's taken me this long to complete it. Yes, I've been busy.

I build PhoneGap applications - I love it, and have even written...

Apr 24, 2013

Set Java 7 as default JVM on Mac OSX Mountain Lion

I recently had an issue where an application I wanted to run on Mountain Lion needed Java 7 as the default JVM on the machine. The install for the app in question worked without errors, but the issue was highlighted when trying to run the app.

Here's how I fixed the...

Mar 27, 2013

Win a free conference pass to cf.Objective() 2013!

It has been a while since I've held a monkehTime competition or giveaway so it's time I started again, and this is a BIG one!

I have one conference pass to this year's cf.Objective() conference in Bloomington, MN to give away. Yup, that's a free ticket to...

Feb 6, 2013

Using Private Bitbucket Repositories With PhoneGap Build

The PhoneGap Build service has been able to associate an application account with a private Github repository for some time now.

As Github charges for private repositories, moving from a free account to a micro account, it's not always easy (or...

Jan 22, 2013

jQuery Plugin Registry - Your Thoughts

Last week I was asked my opinion by one of the feature writers at .net Magazine about the jQuery Plugin Registry.

Some of my thoughts can be read in the resulting article, available here:

What are your thoughts on the jQuery Plugin...