This is the personal site of Tim Child.

I am Creative Directory and Co-Founder at Cantemo AB where we create extensible next generation solutions to Digital Media Management problems. I live in Stockholm, Sweden where Cantemo is based.

Recent Work

iconik.io

iconik.io the Hybrid Cloud Media Management Platform

Cantemo Portal

Extensible and Powerful Media Asset Management Solution

Recent blog posts

Why I removed JQuery

        

I have removed JQuery and all the scripts that depend on it from this site. The start of this came from looking into site performance for our company websites, checking best practices and using the awesome Chrome Audit tool. For this site I noticed that it was really quite fast already, a time to interactive of 980ms is well below most sites on the internet, and this is somewhat helped by having it deployed on netlify’s CMS.


Don't use Facebook for company support forums

        

I see this with a couple of tools, but most recently the one that annoys me is framer the designing and prototyping tool. They have recently released a beta of framer.x which is a complete rebuild and allows designing and prototyping with React components (using TypeScript at the moment, but ES6 support is coming). For some ridiculous reason they use Facebook as their support and community forum. A task that Facebook is hopeless for.


Using Netlify, Hugo and GitLab

          

Now that the site is up I thought that I would quickly mention how this is built. I have been really into static site generators for some time, mainly after having to administrate and maintain a large number of WordPress sites and clean them up after hacking attempts (protip: if you want to use WordPress - just pay for it at WordPress.com so that they keep it up to date).