Barry Frost

This is Barry Frost’s personal website.

July 2016
Liked hobbsy hobbsy’s post on Twitter
got a ticket for Kings of Convenience in Berlin. Waited over 15 years to see this band live - one of my all-time favourites. So excited 😍

Introducing Webhook Mentions

Webhook Mentions is a very simple Ruby app I’ve built that sends Webmentions to any links in new/updated posts in a Jekyll-powered GitHub Pages site marked up with Microformats 2 h-entry markup.

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Liked Calum Ryan | Calum Ryan |’s post on Twitter
HWC London with @barryf


Microsoft’s best practices for RESTful API design


The front end framework and styleguide for

Liked Grant Bunyan Grant Bunyan’s post on Twitter
@barryf @gdsteam 📢 Just say the word…
Reposted GDS (@gdsteam) GDS (@gdsteam)’s post on Twitter
And here's a behind the scenes video of how GOV.UK Notify works.

Slick SMS/email/mail tool by @gdsteam, showing that UX is still important for “internal” apps.

Liked Jeremy Keith (@adactio) Jeremy Keith (@adactio)’s post on Twitter
It’s Homebrew Website Club tomorrow evening …in Brighton and now London too!

Security Guide for Developers


Template project for deploying WordPress to Heroku


the free HR platform for small businesses

In reply to Ben Hobson Ben Hobson’s post on Twitter
A wizard and a floppy disk will apparently solve this problem for me.

@BenHobson Floppy disk? Time for a new PC mate.

Liked Calum Ryan | Calum Ryan |’s post on Twitter
One week to go! Homebrew Website Club London (The Hub – Covent Garden) July 27th #IndieWeb
In reply to Neil Stanley ⚡️ Neil Stanley ⚡️’s post on Twitter
@barryf next you’ll be saying you don’t “get” Snapchat Baz ;)

@nstanley Well I can use Snapchat and see what it’s for, but the only users I know are younger cousins who I wouldn’t embarrass by adding!

While I’m a staunch BBC supporter/defender, I can’t see the need or fit for its new BBC+ portal-style app. Surely it only invites further criticism from commercial rivals?


Mac app that helps manage internet usage when you’re on mobile data

As a user of an Advanced (Acorn) Risc Machines chip in my Archimedes in the 80s/90s, I’m a bit sad it’s being sold abroad

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interesting rumour: a live event to mark the 20th anniversary of Adam and Joe Show? (via bensonrad & Shortlist mag)


Nice iPhone homescreen wallpaper/background


Simple, powerful event software

Offers PDF and Apple Wallet ticketing

Reposted Venntro Development Venntro Development’s post on Twitter
We're looking for a Development Team Manager to run our dev team at @venntro in Windsor. DM with any questions.


Micropub endpoint that publishes posts to jekyll by committing to GitHub

JSON Web Tokens (JWT) vs Sessions

Why most unit testing is a waste (PDF)

Hamburger Menus and Hidden Navigation Hurt UX Metrics

22 UK attractions you must take your kids to before they turn 16

Tinder and Hookup-Culture

Dawn of the “Dating Apocalypse”

Twitter Sundays, Facebook Wednesdays, and Reddit Fridays: When People Read on the Internet


High-resolution, royalty-free CC0 licenced photos


Generate PDFs in Ruby