Blog

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

Rebuilding the Perch UI - not your usual redesign

I’m going to write about the process of rebuilding the UI for Perch CMS. This post introduces all the things we have to think about before we get started.

A Revised Subgrid Specification

Some thoughts on the revised subgrid proposal for the CSS Grid Layout specification.

A Public Roadmap for your Product

When we launched Perch Shop we also shared our roadmap with customers. Here is how and why we implemented the roadmap.

Flexible Sized Grids with auto-fill and minmax

An explanation of how we can create grid definitions with flexible columns and flexible numbers of columns using auto-fill/auto-fit and minmax.

Should I use Grid or Flexbox?

A look at the differences between CSS Grid Layout and Flexbox. Why would you choose one over the other?

CSS Grid and CSS Regions

The answer to a Grid question was once again CSS Regions. Here is a quick video demonstrating content flowing through grid items using Regions.

Making Sense of the New CSS Layout

My presentation from Fluent Conf explaining Grid, Flexbox and the Box Alignment module and how they work together as our new system for CSS Layout.

CSS Exclusions and Grid Layout

Some examples and thoughts about why I think the Exclusions specification will be useful for creating layouts on the web once Grid ships in browsers.

A Grid Solution for the Responsive Tables Problem

An experiment in using CSS Grid Layout to create a responsive table.

Learn CSS Layout with me - online or in person.

Announcing my online CSS training, and a reminder of public workshop dates to learn CSS Layout with me.

Vanishing boxes with display contents

An explanation of the display: contents property with examples.

A Review of Gauges - real-time web analytics

A short review of Gauges, a real-time site analytics tool that I use to understand what is happening on my websites right now.

Get Ready for CSS Grid Layout

Announcing my new book published by A Book Apart – Get Ready For CSS Grid Layout.

2015 in Review

A review of what I have been doing in 2015 and where I want to go in 2016.

Launching the CSS Workshop Online

Pre-launch announcement of an online version of my CSS Layout workshop, plus details of why I have chosen to host the material myself using the new Perch Shop and Runway.

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