Posts in this section go back to 2000. Mostly web, and web business related.

Writing about the business of web development for A List Apart

Announcing my new A List Apart column on The Business of Web Development.

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.

Working from home and the proper business

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.

Goodnight WaSP

Saying goodbye as the Web Standards Project closes.

Women, speaking and online abuse

I am saddened but not surprised to read posts by my friends Sarah and Relly describing horrible abuse they have received online.

Yes, everyone online gets trolled. However there is often a difference when it comes to trolling directed at women.

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 site.

Credit and Risk - getting paid for your work

A post about getting paid for your work. Inspired by Episode 3 of Unfinished Business.

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.

On Fear and deciding not to be afraid

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.

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.

The importance of social media for product developers

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 [...]

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