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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

"Goner" Worm

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

A web for everyone

The reality of unevenly-distributed browser features isn’t a bug, it’s a feature.

Getting ahead in advertising

My sense of entitlement. Let me show it to you.

Tweaking Huffduffer

An oEmbed nip here, a responsive design tuck there.

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.

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.

Words of welcome

Writing is interface design.

Pursuing semantic value

Agreeing and disagreeing with Divya.

The medium is the short message

The limits of Twitter.

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.

Split personality

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

Edge words

Talking about progressive enhancement without talking about progressive enhancement.


Who knows where the time element goes? past and present

Design iterations over eight years.

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.

Back from Austin

The whirlwind that is South by SouthWest is over.

Responsible Web Components

Extending the wheel, instead of reinventing it.

dConstruction of the Fables

dConstruct 2011 was great …in my opinion.

Testing Huffduffer’s sign-up

Luke W. puts his research where his enthusiasm is.

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.


Send me an odeo.

Move Fast and Don’t Break Things by Scott Jehl

A presentation at An Event Apart Seattle 2019.


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


Making the case for getting to UX London.

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.

Typing up

Calculating vertical rhythm and horizontal alignment.

Off-canvas horizontal lists

Sharing a pattern that didn’t quite work.

Two decades of

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

HTML5 business as usual

Quit yer bitchin’

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.


Get hard drive. Examine hard drive.

Oh, what a Responsive Day Out that was!

Out of the park.

Zånhae nights


Perfect Pitch

In which I lose my DMCA virginity.

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.

Content First

Liveblogging Kristina Halvorson at An Event Apart Boston 2009.

Figuring out

You can quote me on this markup pattern.


Clarifying the problem space of responsive web design.