Elaine is a full stack developer at tosbourn ltd. She has an interest in making the web an accessible place for everyone. While she prefers the back end of development, she is happy tinkering about in the front end as well.
She enjoys continuing her learning and using best practices to drive quality work at tosbourn ltd for our clients.
Elaine has a background in healthcare and education in the NHS and completed a web development bootcamp in 2017 which enabled her to accelerate her learning.
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Articles Elaine has written
Integrating RSS feeds to Slack (including YouTube)
How to add an RSS feed to a Slack channel to automatically post new content from the feed.
How to fix problem installing Charlock Holmes Gem
My fix for installing 0.7.6 of the Charlock Holmes gem
Rubocop CircleCI Config
How to fix issues with Rubocop running on your entire code base.
Adding an integration to a Slack room
How to add an integration to a Slack room. Part of our Slack mini series.
Using the 'it' Gem to add links to translations
How to can use the 'it' Gem to add links to your translations
Custom Startup Messages on Slack
How to set a custom start up message on your team's Slack channel. Part of our Slack mini series.
Post Holiday Checklist
What we as freelance developers do after a break to try and quickly get back into the swing of things.
Setting up Rails to use PostgreSQL
A short guide to setting up your Rails project to use the PostgreSQL database.
Jekyll Raw Code Block Syntax
A guide to formatting code blocks using the Jekyll raw syntax.
How to escape backticks in Markdown
How to escape backticks when you're trying to write inline code blocks with Markdown.
Syntax Highlighting on Slack
How to do syntax highlighting on Slack. Part of our Slack mini series.
Making a Channel on Slack
How to make a new Slack channel. Part of our Slack mini series.
Formatting on Slack
How to do formatting on your Slack messages to improve their readability.
Using Formspree to add Contact Forms to Static Sites
An guide to adding Formspree to your static site for a contact form.
Using QuickTime to make Screen Recordings from iPhone
An guide to making a screen recording of your iPhone using OSx and QuickTime
Shrugging on Slack
How to pop a shrug on a Slack message. (¯\_(ツ)_/¯)
Setting Your Status on Slack
How to set your status on Slack to give people an idea of what you're doing
Making Custom Emojis on Slack
A guide on how to make custom emojis for your Slack team to enjoy.
Accessibility Options on Slack
A short guide to some of the accessibility options available on Slack.
Setting Reminders on Slack
A comprehensive guide to everything you can do with reminders in Slack.
Generating Comments on Static Sites with Staticman
A beginners guide to creating a Jekyll site and using Staticman to allow commenting
Quick and Easy CSS Minification Using Atom
A guide to quick and easy CSS manual minification using Atom. Sometimes you don't need a build step.
Adding Author to Jekyll Posts
This is how I added the notion of an author to my Jekyll posts. Author information helps people who who wrote the post they are reading.