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Comments on comments

Examining the results of the comment experiment.

Comments on community

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

The comments of crowds

Comments are enabled… but with a twist.

No comment

Paul Haine got in touch with me and asked:


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


Backing up my position on blog comments with some quotes.

Further comment

Following up on the comments controversy.

All of me

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

10 Commandments of Web Design by Jeffrey Zeldman

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

Owning my words

My website, my words.

CSS round-up

It’s been a busy week for Cascading StyleSheets.

Still broken

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

Ship talk

A distributed online conversation.

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.

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!)


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

New Year’s Resolution

Liquid layouts… no, wait, come back!

Design doing

The opposite of design thinking.

Responsive enhancement

A responsive refresh of that takes progressive enhancement to the next level.

Parsing webmentions

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

The ghost of browsers past

Delving into old-fashioned parsing rules.

Name That Script! by Trent Walton

A presentation at An Event Apart Boston 2018.

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.

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.

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

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.

Everything old is new again

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

Wordridden revisited

Jessica’s site has undergone a transformation.

More thoughts on portable social networks

The Web is about distribution, not centralisation.

And debate goes on

Civilised discourse on icons and data formats.

Ghost in the Machine Tags

You can now associate Flickr pics with my posts.


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

Ignorance and inspiration

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


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

Misunderstanding markup

The death of XHTML has been greatly exaggerated.

Sign up and log in

Form follows… another form.

Windows mobile media queries

Solving that pesky Windows Phone 7 problem.

Dealing with IE

The hacks we shouldn’t have to do.

Dealing with IE again

Some clarification.

Told you so

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

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

How to Think Like a Front-End Developer by Chris Coyier

A presentation at An Event Apart Seattle 2019.


Do websites need to sound the same in every screen reader?

Tweaking Huffduffer

An oEmbed nip here, a responsive design tuck there.

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.

Thoughtcrime at

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

Even more Attack Of The Clones

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

Call and response

I love it when the web works like this.


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.

Words of welcome

Writing is interface design.

Pursuing semantic value

Agreeing and disagreeing with Divya.

One web

Let’s get together and feel alright.

Airline madness

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Edge words

Talking about progressive enhancement without talking about progressive enhancement.


Who knows where the time element goes?

The medium is the short message

The limits of Twitter.

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.

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.

Connecting the dots

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

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.

Shaun Inman at The Future Of Web Apps summit

The Wolf talks about minty APIs.

Responsible Web Components

Extending the wheel, instead of reinventing it.

dConstruction of the Fables

dConstruct 2011 was great …in my opinion. past and present

Design iterations over eight years.

Print stylesheets

Some advice for presenting your content on the printed page.

Natural language hCard

You can use the hCard microformat in plain English sentences.

The ugly American

Paul Graham…. wankah!


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

A tipping point for microformats

Something tiny this way comes.

The tragedy of the commons

Digital destruction courtesy of the Brooklyn Museum.

Digital Deathwatch

Waiting for the deletionist axe to fall.

Speaking at CSS Day 2022

I’ve prepared some links to go with the talk.


Clearleft has a YouTube star.

The Future of Web Apps, day one

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

The diversity division

The diversity debate is back.

Watching the stream

This life stream idea has legs. Also: why Yahoo Pipes and Ning won’t be duking it out.

That media

Wrapping up the London leg of @media.

Move Fast and Don’t Break Things by Scott Jehl

A presentation at An Event Apart Seattle 2019.

Questions for Mobilism

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

HTML5 business as usual

Quit yer bitchin’

Sand E. Eggo

A conference in California.

Moral panic

Gaming, social networking, whatever.

Getting Your Designs Approved

Liveblogging a presentation from Larissa Meek at the Future of Web Design.

From Design to Deployment

Liveblogging a presentation by Jon Hicks at The Future of Web Design.

Iteration and You

Liveblogging a presentation by Daniel Burka at The Future of Web Design.

Oh, what a Responsive Day Out that was!

Out of the park.

Two decades of

I’ve been running an online community for two fifths of my life.

Perfect Pitch

In which I lose my DMCA virginity.

Shepherding Passionate Users

Liveblogging Heather Champ at An Event Apart San Francisco.

Announcing Huffduffer

I maded you a website.

Mad Libz, Yo!

A cross-cultural miscommunication.

Feedback loopy

Gonna, shonna, wonna.


HTML5 and ARIA: not so different after all.

Figuring out

You can quote me on this markup pattern.


Clarifying the problem space of responsive web design.


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