Blog

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

It's more than just the words

Reading an article from 1999 caused me to consider how not owning your own content leads to a loss of more than just the content itself.

CSS Grid is Coming

This post is a round-up of questions I keep being asked about browser support and grid layout.

Being effective in 2017

Some thoughts on what I want to achieve in 2017.

2016: a year in review

A review of the good bits of 2016 in my personal and work life.

Blue Beanie Day 2016

It’s Blue Beanie Day, the day that a few of us dig out a blue hat, and remind ourselves and each other that web standards, the open web, accessibility and just doing things well matters.

Should I try to use the IE implementation of CSS Grid Layout?

Some thoughts around whether it is sensible to try and use the implementation of CSS Grid Layout that is shipped prefixed in IE10, 11 and Edge.

CSS Grid Layout AMA

The CSS Grid Layout AMA. Ask me your Grid questions here.

The Amazing Women of CSS

To mark Ada Lovelace Day here are some of the best people giving technical CSS talks right now, and they just happen to all be women.

CSS Grid Layout Module Level 1 at Candidate Recommendation

Today CSS Grid Layout has transitioned to become a Candidate Recommendation. In this post I explain what that means, and encourage you to get involve in these final months before we can really start to use it.

CSS Grid meets the real world - a login form

Creating a simple login form that uses several of the alignment properties alongside CSS Grid Layout, enhancing a simpler version using feature queries.

Why there is no CSS4 - explaining CSS Levels

We had CSS1, and CSS2. We even had CSS2.1 and we then moved onto CSS3 – or did we? This post is a quick explanation of how CSS is versioned today.

The web is not print and other stories

I’ve been building websites for 20 years. Some thoughts about where we have come from and where we are going.

The proposed box-suppress property

In this post I take a look at a new property that is defined in the CSS Display Module Level 3 and that needs feedback – box-suppress.

CSS Grid updates, changes and state of the browsers

A post rounding up significant changes to the CSS Grid Layout specification, along with the current status of browser implementations.

Thinking about page floats, figures, regions and grids

In which I throw half working things at several browsers and draw some vague conclusions about what to use when.

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