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

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.

Grid Layout automatic placement and packing modes

As I’m preparing for my presentations on CSS Grid Layout at Fluent and An Event Apart in the next few weeks, I built myself a few examples to test out the grid auto-placement features. I thought I’d share one of those here.

An oar, a cat, a bottle of wine and a chicken leg

When creating examples for books, articles and presentations I like to go find bits of text from public domain books rather than using Lorem Ipsum. This amuses me far more than it should.

VATMOSS - the first quarter

Spring has sprung, along with birds singing and a visit from the Easter Bunny those of us with the temerity to sell digital products to our European neighbours have the joy of our first VAT MOSS return.

CSS Grid Layout - creating complex grids

In this post I take a complex nested grid example and recreate it using the CSS Grid Layout Module.

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