Posts in this section go back to 2000. Mostly web, and web business related.
Announcing my new A List Apart column on The Business of Web Development.
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.
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.
A post inspired by the Bootstrapped podcast. Thinking about how we sometimes do things in our business just to validate ourselves as a proper business.
Saying goodbye as the Web Standards Project closes.
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.
A post about getting paid for your work. Inspired by Episode 3 of Unfinished Business.
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.
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.
I told this story at the Insites Xmas Special earlier this month and have been meaning to write it all up. It’s the story of how I stopped being afraid of airplanes. In the hope that something in this is of use to anyone else who is scared of something and wants to deal with it.
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.
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.
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.
Via comments made by some of our Perchers on Twitter I discovered this post by EllisLab. One of my main tips to people wanting to launch a product is “talk to people on Twitter”, and so here are some thoughts for other product developers as [...]