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Further comment

Following up on the comments controversy.

No comment

Paul Haine got in touch with me and asked:

CSS round-up

It’s been a busy week for Cascading StyleSheets.


Backing up my position on blog comments with some quotes.

The W3C Patent Policy

The World Wide Web Consortium has come under a lot of fire recently for burying a proposal that would allow its recommendations to be released under a fee-paying licence.

The comments of crowds

Comments are enabled… but with a twist.

Comments on comments

Examining the results of the comment experiment.

All of me

Warning: this is going to be meta-writing. I’m going to blog about blogging.

Five things you may not know about Jeremy Keith

Let’s see if I’ve got the hang of this meme.

Comments on community

Be careful what you wish for when you’re building social software: not all communities are beneficial.

Everything old is new again

I’ve switch CMSs for this site. It’s still home-rolled.

Ship talk

A distributed online conversation.


It’s good to talk about typography. The last few weeks have been particularly good.

Little Green Hate

I find it interesting that a number of bloggers have been echoing exactly the same sentiments I’ve been feeling about a site called Little Green Footballs.

Wordridden revisited

Jessica’s site has undergone a transformation.

Word Of The Day

After I wrote my slightly offensive little rant, I was assailed by niggling twinges of doubt. Could it be, I wondered, that I came across as being… a nit-picker? (gasp!)


Balancing my time between activism and just being me makes me a complacent zealot.

Parsing webmentions

Hell has frozen over …you can now comment on my site. But there’s a catch.

Split personality

I realised something while I was at South by SouthWest: I’m an online introvert.

"Goner" Worm

Here’s a fairly neutral report on a new worm that’s doing some damage.

Testing webmentions

Ping! Ping! Ping!

Brighton Bloggers

Things are afoot in the Brighton blogosphere.

Dealing with IE again

Some clarification.

Sign up and log in

Form follows… another form.

Sheer tastlessness

This banner ad is shocking for two reasons.


I’m back in Arizona after a pleasantly uneventful Alaska Airlines flight.


Frameworks have their place… but that place probably isn’t on the Web.

Regurgitating the chestnut

Andy Clarke has resurrected the always topical issue of fixed width vs. liquid layouts. This is something that also arose on the Brighton New Media mailing list last week.

Call and response

I love it when the web works like this.


Dustin Diaz has a lot to answer for.

The ghost of browsers past

Delving into old-fashioned parsing rules.

Questioning mobile browsers

Got a question you’d like to ask of Opera, Nokia or RIM? Let me know.

Connecting the dots

Whilst trawling through my regular RSS feeds last month, I came across this plea from Min Jung Kim:

Divination of the DOM

As one year wanes and another waxes, it’s traditional for newspapers, television programmes and websites to post lists. Usually those lists offer a backwards-over-the-shoulder look at the year gone by as they posit the best movies and music of the l

Thoughtcrime at

This is pretty shocking. Heather Hamilton has lost her job because she keeps an online journal.

Windows mobile media queries

Solving that pesky Windows Phone 7 problem.

Zånhae nights


New Year’s Resolution

Liquid layouts… no, wait, come back!


Send me an odeo.

Ignorance and inspiration

Banishing the moaners and whingers with a healthy dose of amazing videos.

Mad Libz, Yo!

A cross-cultural miscommunication.


I spoke at Reboot. A written version is now online.

Upcoming webolution has added some nifty new features.


I gave my SkillSwap talk on CSS based design last night. I had been preparing for it for a while which is why my journal entries have been somewhat sporadic of late.

Airline madness

I’ve been comparing air fares recently in anticipation of a possible trip to Ireland.

10 Commandments of Web Design by Jeffrey Zeldman

Liveblogging Jeffrey’s talk at An Event Apart in Atlanta.

Stephenson rocks it

Jessica has just finished reading the Baroque Cycle by Neal Stephenson: Quicksilver, The Confusion and The System Of The World.

Ghost in the Machine Tags

You can now associate Flickr pics with my posts.

It's a small world after all

I’ve had my iSight for almost a year now but lately it’s been getting a real workout.

The ugly American

Paul Graham…. wankah!


Clearleft has a YouTube star.

The tragedy of the commons

Digital destruction courtesy of the Brooklyn Museum.

Shaun Inman at The Future Of Web Apps summit

The Wolf talks about minty APIs.

And debate goes on

Civilised discourse on icons and data formats.

Gotta keep 'em separated

A little while back, Derek Featherstone started a discussion about what he called browser elitism. There were some interesting and very revealing comments.

Misunderstanding markup

The death of XHTML has been greatly exaggerated.

A Fair Cop

As I pass by the newsagents on the way to my house, I always enjoy trying to make sense of the curt headlines that are posted outside. "Binmen Lorry Chain Protest" for instance.

Thatmedia 2009

A great line-up.


Making the case for getting to UX London.

Told you so

In which I permit myself a moment to gloat about liquid layouts.

Loosely joined

What to do with those small pieces.


I’m back in Brighton. I’m over the worst of the jet lag and back into the routine of work, band practice and wet weather.

DOM Scripting: the website of the book

The countdown begins. I’ve finished writing my book. It’s being hammered into shape at the print foundries as we speak. It should hit the shelves by the middle of September.

Topically hot

Am I hot topic or not? I want your suggestions for this year’s @media.

Questions for Mobilism

I’m going to be moderating two panel discussions. What should I ask the panelists?


Get hard drive. Examine hard drive.

Applied Ajax

Finally, I no longer have to use the tongue-twisting phrase XMLHttpRequest every time I want to talk about a web app that uses JavaScript to make calls to a web server. Jesse James Garrett has coined the term Ajax: Asynchronous JavaScript and XML.

Will the circle be unjerking - a roundup of this year's roundups of this year

As 2005 draws a close, a blogger’s thoughts inevitably turn to analysing, cataloging, listing and rating all the analysis, catalogues, lists and ratings from the preceding twelve months.


The default behaviour of Internet Explorer’s new version switching is very, very wrong.

Oh, what a Responsive Day Out that was!

Out of the park. past and present

Design iterations over eight years.

One day training in DOM Scripting

I’m going to spend Wednesday, July 20th delivering some hands-on training in DOM Scripting. If you’ve got the time and the means, please do come along to The Leathermarket in London.

Back from Austin

The whirlwind that is South by SouthWest is over.


Optimise for ugly bags of mostly water, not your plastic pal that’s fun to be with.


Brian Oberkirch is working overtime.

Vegas by Southwest

I have good cause to celebrate in Las Vegas and Austin.

More thoughts on portable social networks

The Web is about distribution, not centralisation.

Figuring out

You can quote me on this markup pattern.

Is this a Religious War?

The principles of free (usually democratic) societies are *inclusive* in nature: different faiths, different lifestyles, different value systems coexisting in relative peace. There is generally a seperation of Church and State, as well as freedom of speec

Password unmasking

Borrowing a smart UI feature from Apple.


I wrote a little while back about an extremely frustrating problem I was having with Mac OS 10.4, Tiger. I know I wasn’t the only one having suffering from infuriation: Dave was in a similar pickle.

The medium is the short message

The limits of Twitter.

Design doing

The opposite of design thinking.

Time and motion

My movements in a year.

Natural language hCard

You can use the hCard microformat in plain English sentences.

Have t-shirt, will travel

I just finished coding an e-commerce site with Message. The Rapha website, selling cycling apparel, has launched just in time for the Tour de France.

Testing Huffduffer’s sign-up

Luke W. puts his research where his enthusiasm is.

Blooming wit

Yesterday was Bloomsday. I wasn’t in Dublin: I was on stage in Brighton with Salter Cane. Still, I couldn’t let the occasion pass unmarked.

Sand E. Eggo

A conference in California.

Dealing with IE

The hacks we shouldn’t have to do.

Digital Deathwatch

Waiting for the deletionist axe to fall.

Announcing Huffduffer

I maded you a website.

The Future of Web Apps, day one

I’m back in London for a conference that means business.

Even more Attack Of The Clones

Jessica and I went to see Attack of the Clones again today. Here’s my (spoiler-free) review.

Pursuing semantic value

Agreeing and disagreeing with Divya.

A tipping point for microformats

Something tiny this way comes.

Feedback loopy

Gonna, shonna, wonna.

T68i Bluetooth GPRS Bluetooth connection with OS X on Orange

Please excuse the unwieldy title for this entry but I want to make sure that Google can point other souls in the direction of the helpful advice I am about to dispense.

Typing up

Calculating vertical rhythm and horizontal alignment.

Print stylesheets

Some advice for presenting your content on the printed page.