Archive of: Web stuff

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 edgeofmyseat.com (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 [...]

Complying with PCI DSS when using a hosted payment page

This is part two of a post about moving away from PayPal to your own merchant account and hosted payment page solution – read part one here. The advice below is for those who are using hosted payment pages on a compliant Payment Service Provider (PSP) and is [...]

How to move your online sales away from PayPal

For one reason or another you might be thinking of moving away from PayPal to your own merchant account and payment gateway. We did just that for our CMS product, Perch. However the process of getting set up with such a system is often fairly opaque to a [...]

Your WYSIWYG Editor sucks

Recently I spoke at the Highland Fling Conference in Edinburgh and, as part of my presentation on Choosing the right Content Management System, I had a bit of a rant about the use of WYSIWYG editors in Content Management Systems. I think these things are responsible for [...]

Your CMS as curator of your design and content

Today I spoke at the Highland Fling Conference, on the subject of Choosing the Right Content Management System (slides are here on Slideshare). I was really thrilled to be asked to speak on this subject as essentially developing and deploying content managed websites is what I’ve been doing [...]

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