Blog

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

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.

But What About Old Browsers?

Video and example code from my talk about Flexbox and Grid at Fronteers this year.

CSS Master from SitePoint

On my return from San Francisco and An Event Apart I found a copy of Tiffany B. Brown’s CSS Master book waiting for me. I acted as technical reviewer for the book so here is a short review of my highlights.

Three years with CSS Grid Layout

Thinking back over the past three years of writing and speaking about the CSS Grid Layout Specification.

CSS Grid and The Box Alignment Module

Some simple examples of the Box Alignment module as it applies to Grid Layout.

Confidence and Overwhelm

Thinking about where confidence comes from, when there is so much we just don’t have time to learn.

Modern CSS Layout, power and responsibility

Some thoughts on modern CSS layout, and the potential for our new layout tools to cause as many problems as they solve.

CSS Grid Layout at CSS Day

My presentation on CSS Grid Layout from the lovely CSS Day conference is now live on Vimeo.

CSS Grid Layout: Solving the Gutter Problem

Thoughts on the updates to the Level 1 Grid Editor’s Draft that add column-gap and row-gap properties.

What does your audience need?

Some thoughts on how different conferences and their audiences are, and some ideas on how you can craft talks that meet the needs of those audiences.

Development environments, configuration management and deployment

Video, slides and resources from my presentations at Smashing Conference LA and Future Insights Live in Vegas

The impossibility of a "simple technical solution" to the VAT MOSS mess

While the campaign to exempt micro-business from VAT MOSS seems to be getting results, there is still a belief that magical code can fix this mess. I take a look at that.

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