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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.

63 posts by Anthony Dillon

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Design and Web team summary – 27 March 2018

by Anthony Dillon on 27 March 2018

The design and web team work on a wide array of projects throughout Canonical. Therefore, we are split into seven squads to handle different aspects of the...


Webteam development summary

by Anthony Dillon on 6 September 2017

Iteration 6 dating between 14th to the 25th of August This iteration saw a lot of work on and on the migration of from...


Cookie notification component

by Anthony Dillon on 22 August 2017

We’ve all seen the annoying cookie notification which website owners are legally obliged to include on their sites. We can’t avoid them, so let’s have some...


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,...

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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...


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...


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...


Making responsive: JavaScript considerations (14)

by Anthony Dillon on 17 June 2014

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


Making responsive: ensuring performance (13)

by Anthony Dillon on 13 June 2014

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


Making responsive: our Sass architecture (12)

by Anthony Dillon on 12 June 2014

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