Tags: web

Ordinary plenty

Preserving the habitual, the banal.


A difference of opinion regarding what the core features of custom elements should be.

Responsible Web Components

Extending the wheel, instead of reinventing it.


What the web is(n’t).


Reports of the death of the personal site has been greatly exaggerated.

Just what is it that you want to do?

Progressive, not regressive, enhancement.

Be progressive

Progressive enhancement, developer convenience, and isomorphic JavaScript.

Indie web building blocks

Small pieces, loosely stacked.

Celebrating CSS

Here’s to the next twenty years.

Indie Web Camp UK 2014

A productive weekend.

Web Components

Hopes and fears.

This week in Brighton

Reasons To Be Creative, Dots, Improving Reality, Indie Web Camp, Maker Faire, Laser Synths, and of course, dConstruct.


Replicating my URL structure on Twitter.

Indie Web Camp Brighton

Right after dConstruct.

Notes from a small website

Posting to Twitter from adactio.com

Selfish publishing

It’s not you, it’s me.


There is a crack, a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.

URLy warning

Chrome is testing a new way to burn the village in order to save it.


It’s a wide, wide web.

9,125 days later

219,000 hours of wonder.


The web is not a platform.

Writing from home

Personal publishing.

In dependence

This is my website. There are many like it, but this one is mine.

Defining the damn thang

We must go deeper.

A map to build by

We need to have a word with the web.

Icon fonts, unicode ranges, and IE8’s compatibility mode

A tricksy browser issue raises a dark spectre from the past.

The ghost of browsers past

Delving into old-fashioned parsing rules.

CERN and the line-mode browser

Two days in geek paradise.

Parsing webmentions

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

Testing webmentions

Ping! Ping! Ping!

Brighton in September

Five weeks and counting to dConstruct 2013.

CERN dev days

Come hack with me where the web was born.

Battle for the planet of the APIs

API shall not kill API.

By any other name

Say “web app” One. More. Time!


It was twenty years ago today.

A dao revisited

Musing on a thirteen year old piece of writing on the web.

It’s a Write/Read Mobile Web by Luke Wroblewski

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

Iconic imagery

Responsive images, compressive images, and icon fonts. Take your pick.

iOS Six Fix

Finally, a cure for the common bug.

To CERN with love


Your own words

Reclaim what you publish: come along to IndieWebCamp in Brighton on September 9th.


May: The Netherlands, Belgium, and Canada. June: nothing. July: Barcelona and Austin.

Of Time and the Network and the Long Bet

Matt has accepted the challenge I threw down in my Webstock talk (which has now been transcribed).

South by CSS

Talking to the browser makers about vendor prefixes.

Prix Fixe

Hyperlinks relating to CSS vendor prefixes.


I went all the way to New Zealand and all I got was this kick-ass conference.


Pausing to give thanks.

One moment

Archiving a special mention by the greatest archivist of them all.

Audio Update

How I wish that conference audio were as widespread of conference video. Speaking of which, I’ve transcribed my talk from the Update conference.


A Christmas letter.

HTML5 For Web Designers

The website of the book.

One Web, transcribed

Listen, watch or read the presentation.

Ending September

I travelled. I talked.

Boston Global Scope

This. This is how we should build for the web.

The Language of the Web

The Breaking Development conference was the perfect platform for discussing all things mobile.

Hot topics, transcribed

The transcription of the audio of the panel: hot stuff!

Indie Web Camping

The dream of independent publishing is alive in Portland.


Conferences in the UK.


The web is agreement.

Topically hot

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


The fine print.

Going Postel

How hash-bang URLs violate the robustness principle.

One web

Let’s get together and feel alright.

A brief list of false dichotomies

Liquid vs. fixed has been omitted. We regret the error.

Sea change

Oh, the humanity!

TeuxDeux Part Deux

My favourite to-do list app gets an update.

Hypertext history

A-wwilfing we will go…

Unboxing Apart

That “new book” smell.


From Web Directions @media to Science Hack Day.

The Big Web Show 2: HTML5 Boogaloo

It’s big. It’s on the web. It’s a show. It’s The Big Web Show.


Read what Ben Ward has written.


There is nothing in this world more bitter than Spring.


Read Write Huffduff Screencast Web

The Medium is the Mess

Scribbling in the margins of the rule book.

Big in Japan

Adventures in the land of the rising sun.

Orangutans, Oxen and Ogham Stones

Liveblogging Sean McGrath’s closing keynote at XTech 2008 in Dublin

Why You Should Have a Web Site

Liveblogging a presentation by Steven Pemberton at XTech 2008 in Dublin.

App Engines of Creation

When does web development become systems administration?

Long day’s journey into Brighton

Back from Berlin.

Berlin, day 4

Less expo, more Berlin.

Berlin, day 3

My speaking duties are fulfilled.

Berlin, day 2

A panel, a presentation and two minutes of Roy Orbison wrapped in clingfilm.

Berlin, day 1

Touristische sachen.

Berlin schedule

oh hai. i maded u a skejyool. kthxbai.

Community service

Reporting on some vibrant communities in Spain, in Brighton and on the Web.

Lock up your data

It’s 10pm. Do you know where your data is?

Web Fundamentals

Speaking and listening at Fundamentos Web 2007.


Next stop: Asturias.

Apple doesn’t get the Web

The double meaning is deliberate.

XTech 2007, day three

Short but very sweet.

Web 2.0 Expover

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.

Hybrid Design and the Beauty of Standards

Hypertext footnotes from my appearances at the Web 2.0 Expo.

Fake tales of San Francisco

The biggest small town in the West.


I’m going to San Francisco.

Speaking at South by Southwest

Cheekiness and gravitas in equal amounts.

The Future of Web Apps, day two

A running commentary of the fun at FOWA.

The Future of Web Apps, day one

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


Clearleft has a YouTube star.

I’d twit that

Love it or hate it but you’ve got to have an opinion on Twitter.

Après Web Directions North

A great conference with the best post-conference activities ev-ah!