Archive of: Web stuff

It is never done.

Thinking about how we, working on the web, rarely get those moments where we can say, “this is done, this is good.”

A new site design

I am putting my new site live today – designed by Laura Kalbag. This post talks about finally letting go of the need to design my own site.

WYSIWYG Editors still suck - and we only have ourselves to blame

While we continue to let clients dictate how website content is edited, we will not see the back of the so-called WYSIWYG editor. My thoughts after reading Mark Boulton’s post on the subject.

CSS Grid Layout: Named Grid Lines and areas

Having discussed Grid Layout with lots of people at Front Trends last week, I mentioned to a few people I would write up some thoughts about named grid lines and areas and how they are described in the current Working Draft.

CSS Grid Layout - what has changed?

Towards the end of last year I did some research into the proposed CSS Grid Layout module for my book CSS3 Layout Modules for Five Simple Steps and also an article for 24 Ways. Both of these were heavily based on the Internet Explorer 10 implementation, as that was (and is) the only real implementation of Grid so far. However the spec has changed significantly and this post is really just my notes on what has changed.

Goodnight WaSP

Saying goodbye as the Web Standards Project closes.

modern.ie

After my presentation Pushing the Boundaries without breaking the web at Future of Web Design in London last year I was approached by Jason from Microsoft asking if I would be willing to take a look at something he was working one and give my opinion on it. I’ve not being able to talk about it until it launched however the project they had in mind was the modern.ie site.

Want a podcast guest?

As I’ve had a bit of an accident, I am temporarily one-handed making typing a bit of a bore. This means that some of the things I meant to do over the next couple of weeks I’m going to move back.

New book: CSS3 Layout Modules

When Five Simple Steps approached me to write a pocket guide for their new series of short, digital format only books, I thought it a great chance to cover the cutting edge of CSS layout. I wanted to cover those new proposals in CSS3 that have the potential to radically change how we layout web pages.

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.

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