Anthony Dillon

Lead Web Developer

Anthony Dillon is a Lead Web Developer in the web and design team. The team is responsible for all websites and tooling across Canonical. Anthony loves to create beautiful things and push the boundaries of the web.

35 posts by Anthony Dillon

Ubuntu

Designing in the open

by Anthony Dillon on 25 April 2017

Over the past year, a change has emerged in the design team here at Canonical: we’ve started designing our websites and apps in public GitHub repositories,...

Cloud and server
Ubuntu

Web team hack day

by Anthony Dillon on 8 August 2016

Last week the developers in the web team swapped the office for the lobby of the hotel across the street. The day was geared up to allow us to leave our daily...

Ubuntu

Using Vanilla with Jekyll

by Anthony Dillon on 19 November 2015

We’re using NPM as Vanilla’s package manager. Which gives us a number of advantages such as, an easy way to install and update the CSS framework. This all...

Ubuntu

Introducing Vanilla

by Anthony Dillon on 22 June 2015

Why we needed a new framework Some time ago the web team at Canonical developed a CSS framework the we called ‘Guidelines’. Guidelines helped us to maintain...

Ubuntu

Making ubuntu.com responsive: JavaScript considerations (14)

by Anthony Dillon on 17 June 2014

This post is part of the series ‘Making ubuntu.com responsive‘. The JavaScript used on ubuntu.com is very light. We limit its use to small functional elements...

Ubuntu

Making ubuntu.com responsive: ensuring performance (13)

by Anthony Dillon on 13 June 2014

This post is part of the series ‘Making ubuntu.com responsive‘. Performance has always been one of the top priorities when it came to building the responsive...

Ubuntu

Making ubuntu.com responsive: our Sass architecture (12)

by Anthony Dillon on 12 June 2014

This post is part of the series ‘Making ubuntu.com responsive‘. When working to make the current web style guide responsive, we made some large updates to the...

Ubuntu

Cloud sprint: what I’ve learned about testing and code reviews

by Anthony Dillon on 30 October 2013

I was recently asked to attend a cloud sprint in San Francisco as a front-end developer for the new Juju GUI product. I had the pleasure of finally meeting...

Ubuntu

Prototyping Navigation with JavaScript

by Anthony Dillon on 24 August 2012

I wondered if I could make an easily updateable, prototype site in order to test a number of different IA’s using an XML file to represent the sitemap. This...

Cloud and server

Ubuntu Online Tour

by Anthony Dillon on 9 August 2012

We realise that changing Operating System (OS) is a big thing for anyone thinking of testing something out. That becomes a huge barrier for people trying out...

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