Tags: design



The imitation game

The only way to win is not to play.

Why do pull quotes exist on the web?

Won’t somebody think of the readers?


A few examples of animation on the web.

A web for everyone

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


Pimping my home page at Indie Web Camp Nuremberg.

Moderating EnhanceConf 2016

I had the honour being Master of Ceremonies at the world’s first conference dedicated to progressive enhancement.

Design sprinting

Packing a whole lotta learning into just five days.

Enhance! Conf!

The first conference dedicated to progressive enhancement.

New edition

The second edition of HTML5 of Web Designers

Hamburger, hamburger, hamburger

Rigidly defined areas of doubt and uncertainty.


The latest Clearleft internship project has just come to an end. It’s been truly inspiring.

dConstruct 2015 podcast: Nick Foster

From Derbyshire to design fiction.

dConstruct 2015 podcast: Brian David Johnson

Robots, robots, robots, robots.

Building the dConstruct 2015 site

Hats off to Graham.

dConstruct 2015 podcast: Carla Diana

Robots, smart objects, 3D printing, and teaching design.

Video video

Relive Responsive Day Out 3 in the form of moving images

100 words 095

Day ninety five.

100 words 094

Day ninety four.

The shape of Responsive Day Out 3: The Final Breakpoint

Bringing the conference series to a close with a bang!

100 words 017

Day seventeen.

Star wheels

I have a bad feeling about this.

A question of timing

Incrementally improving the perceived performance of Ajax interactions.

Celebrating CSS

Here’s to the next twenty years.


A pair of responsive design events in London.

A new website for dConstruct 2014

A handsome redesign with a touch of playfulness.


Responsive Day Out 2: The Squishening


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


Deeper linking for deeper thinking.

Launching for America

The new Code for America website is live. That was quick!

Climbing Mount Responsive

Three days in Munich.

Coding for America

Fuck yeah!


Churn on, Chüne in, chrop out.


The design of CSS.

The literary operator

A beautiful machine.

The dConstruct 2012 website

A little retrospective.


Applying progressive enhancement to responsive navigation patterns.

A Gov Supreme

A big, big gov.

Inspiration calling

A phone call about the sincerest form of flattery.

A dao revisited

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

Told you so

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

Tools of the trade

Apps for designers.

Designing for Touch by Josh Clark

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

Billboards and Novels by Jon Tan

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

10 Commandments of Web Design by Jeffrey Zeldman

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


Not all media queries are created equal.

Clearleft.com past and present

Design iterations over eight years.

Responsive Day Out

Come on down to Brighton on March 1st, 2013. A great day out for £50!

Building Matter

Today is launch day for an exceptionally good project.

Iconic imagery

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

Fanfare for the common breakpoint

“Common” breakpoints are the new fold.

Conditionally loading content

Conditional loading is a great technique for responsive designs but we need a better way of communicating between CSS and JavaScript.

Responsive questions

Responding to responsiveness, as prompted by MacUser UK magazine.

Remembering Ralph McQuarrie

A visionary.

dConstruct Audio Archive

Seven years of audio goodness gathered together in one place.

One moment

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

Responsible responsive images

A future-friendly approach to mobile-first responsive design.

HTML5 For Web Designers

The website of the book.

Boston Global Scope

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


Combining responsive design with CSS table layout to rearrange the display of content and navigation.


Putting content first by combining responsive design with the CSS3 flexible box layout module.


There’s a book I want you to read.

The good new days

Everything new is old again.


Listen in to a conversation I had about responsive web design.

Jared Spool: The Secret Lives of Links

Liveblogging Jared’s talk at An Event Apart in Boston.

Ethan Marcotte: The Responsive Designer’s Workflow

Liveblogging Ethan’s talk at An Event Apart in Boston.

Luke Wroblewski: Mobile Web Design Moves

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

Veerle Pieters: The Experimental Zone

Liveblogging Veerle’s talk at An Event Apart in Boston.

Whitney Hess: Design Principles — The Philosophy of UX

Liveblogging Whitney’s presentation at An Event Apart in Boston.

Jeffrey Zeldman: What Every Web Designer Should Know — A Better You At What You Do

Liveblogging Jeffrey’s opening talk at An Event Apart in Boston.

Content First

In which I repeatedly hammer home the point that it’s all about the content.

Lazy loading on Huffduffer

Lazy responsiveness or responsive laziness.

Principles Apart

Gathering many design principles into one document.


A follow-up on responsive web design.


Clarifying the problem space of responsive web design.


The fine print.

Sea change

Don’t fear responsive design; embrace it.

The URI is the thing

My name is Jeremy and I am a URL fetishist.

Tweaking Huffduffer

An oEmbed nip here, a responsive design tuck there.

One web

Let’s get together and feel alright.


An advent calendar for fonts, complete with responsive layout.

Responsive enhancement

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

Responsive refresh

Giving the UX London site some extra flexibility.

A responsive mind

Responsive web design is about more than just media queries.

Continuous partial annoyance

It’s not you, Twitter, it’s me.

Unboxing Apart

That “new book” smell.

The Adoption of Adaptation

The times, they are a-changin’.

Tools of a different trade

Call yourself a web designer?

Making Workshops for the Web

Behind the scenes of the latest Clearleft site.

Sign up and log in

Form follows… another form.

I don’t care about UX

I know! Let’s spend the next few years defining exactly what UX design is …that worked great for Information Architecture.

DIY UX: Give Your Users an Upgrade (Without Calling In a Pro)

Liveblogging Whitey Hess at An Event Apart Boston 2009.

Designing with Psychology in Mind

Liveblogging Joshua Porter at An Event Apart Boston 2009.

Thinking Small

Liveblogging Jason Santa Maria at An Event Apart Boston 2009.

Designing for the street

The death and social life of great American cities’ small urban spaces is here for you to use.

Machine tag browsing

Visualising machine tags on Huffduffer.

The Medium is the Mess

Scribbling in the margins of the rule book.


Reports of the death of liquid layouts have been greatly exaggerated.


Say it with me.

Preservation and design

Design, context and embarrassing old websites.

Implementing Design: Bulletproof A-Z

Liveblogging Dan Cederholm at An Event Apart San Francisco.

The Framework Age

Liveblogging Liz Danzico at An Event Apart San Francisco.

Web Application Hierarchy

Liveblogging Luke Wroblewski at An Event Apart San Francisco.

Storytelling by Design

Liveblogging Jason Santa Maria at An Event Apart San Francisco.

Understanding Web Design

Liveblogging Jeffrey Zeldman at An Event Apart San Francisco.

Loosely joined

What to do with those small pieces.

Iteration and You

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

From Design to Deployment

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

Print is the New Web

Liveblogging a talk by Elliot Jay Stocks at The Future of Web Design.

Getting Your Designs Approved

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

The User Experience Curve

Liveblogging a talk from Andy Budd at The Future of Web Design in London.

User Experience vs. Brand Experience

Liveblogging a session from Steven Pearce and Andy Clarke at the Future of Web Design.


Burrowing into the BBC beta.


Oozing liquid goodness.


Lego as a design tool.


Agreement and disagreement.

Design doing

The opposite of design thinking.

Weak signal

A street sign vindicates my hatred of badly-designed pedestrian crossings.

Typing up

Calculating vertical rhythm and horizontal alignment.

Redesigns a go-go

Suddenly everybody is spring cleaning their websites.

Hybrid Design and the Beauty of Standards

Hypertext footnotes from my appearances at the Web 2.0 Expo.

New Year’s Resolution

Liquid layouts… no, wait, come back!

Iteravely Upcoming

Softly, softly, designy website.


Technorati redesigns in a rigid kind of way.

Mixed signals

Design isn’t just about eye-candy. Bad design kills.

The unpushed envelope

Isn’t it high time we started using CSS to its fullest?


I reflect on a design trend possibly started by Apple.

Print stylesheets

Some advice for presenting your content on the printed page.

Bite Size Vitamin

Help yourself to a rich serving of web dev resources.

Wordridden revisited

Jessica’s site has undergone a transformation.

Design, old and new

A panel at SXSW reminds me of one of the best non-web redesigns of recent times.