Archive of: Web stuff

A year of talking to people

I’ve spent a lot of 2012 on airplanes and at conferences. This post looks back on 2012 and also looks forward to some of the things I’d like to talk about next year.

Moving from WordPress to Perch

After many years I have finally moved the blog on this site to Perch. This post details the process of moving a longstanding WordPress blog over to Perch using a standard install of Perch 2 and the Blog App with the new WordPress posts importer.

We need to talk about content management

I returned to England on Wednesday from the wonderful Smashing Conference in Freiburg, Germany. Vitaly, Marc and the whole Smashing Magazine team did an amazing job running the first of what I hope will be many Smashing Conferences.

Front Trends 2012

Last year I was contacted by the organisers of the Front Trends conference in Poland to ask if I would be willing to speak at the conference, and to speak about “Web Standards”. Although I wasn’t completely sure on the subject of my talk, I said yes and then [...]

Stop solving problems you don't yet have

We’re in a really exciting time for front-end web development. Our modern browsers are excellent in terms of their standard support for CSS, and new features are becoming usable far more rapidly than I can ever remember.

This situation is exactly what we asked for in the early days [...]

Responsibly Responsive: developing the Greenbelt website

As of December 2013, we handed over the Greenbelt website to Greenbelt Festivals and are not now involved with the project.

Earlier this week (that is to say Drew and I) launched the all-new Greenbelt website. The site was designed by Wilf Whitty of Ratiotype, and [...]

The CSS3 Anthology

Launched today is the fourth edition of my book The CSS Anthology, retitled to The CSS3 Anthology to reflect the major rewrite that this edition has been through. You can get the digital version right now from Sitepoint, and also order the print edition if you like [...]

On lucky breaks and saying yes

Yesterday Zeldman wrote,

The first thing I got about the web was its ability to empower the maker. The year was 1995, and I was tinkering at my first website. The medium was raw and ugly, like a forceps baby; yet even in its blind, howling state, it made me a [...]

Be kind to one another

Something I have always loved about the web industry is the kindness and openness in the profession. We have all learned from each other, we all build on each other’s work. Throughout the history of this industry we’ve been creating things, sharing them and someone else has come along and [...]

Include your advertising policy when considering website accessibility

Today I was reading a couple of interesting articles on Sitepoint. More accurately I was trying to read a couple of interesting articles on Sitepoint but struggling due to the fact that banner ads on the top and to the right of the content area were constantly flashing and [...]

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