Tags: ie

Save the dates for Indie Web Camp Brighton 2016

September 24th and 25th. Be there and be square.

Sticky headers

A few things to remember if you’re going to using position:fixed.

A little progress

Some code to show a progress bar for file uploads.

Owning my words

My website, my words.

A web for everyone

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

Indie Web Camp Düsseldorf

Two years in a row at the excellent Sipgate offices in Düsseldorf.

Machine supplying

Book recommendations.


Pimping my home page at Indie Web Camp Nuremberg.

Mistakes on a plane

In which Comic Book Guy critiques in-flight entertainment.

The voice of MOL

Chipmunks in space.

Independently published

I want to thank these people for sharing.

Homebrew header hardening

Step-by-step instructions for more secure response headers on Apache.

The Force Awakens

The inevitable opinion piece on *that* movie.

Where to start?

Fallbacks and enhancements are fundamentally different things.

My first Service Worker

Enhancing my site with the niftiest new technology.


Defeating the inner critic with narrative trickery.

Syndicating to Medium

POSSE: Publish (on your) Own Site, Syndicate Elsewhere.

AMPed up

First impressions of Google’s RSS killer …no wait, they already killed RSS.

Far afield

What a day! What a lovely Responsive Field Day!

Recently speculative

Some recent sci-fi books I’ve read and recommend.

dConstruct 2015 podcast: John Willshire

Michael Caine in the Fortress of Solitude.

dConstruct 2015 podcast: Chriss Noessel

So much geekiness in one podcast episode.

dConstruct 2015 podcast: Ingrid Burrington

Time travel, terminators, and network infrastructure.

Brighton Homebrew Website Club

Come along to the inaugural meetup in our treehouse.

Indie Web Camp Brighton 2015

A thoroughly enjoyable weekend with a lovely group of people.

100 words 078

Day seventy eight.

100 words 074

Day seventy four.

100 words 073

Day seventy three.

Indie Web Camp Brighton 2015

Save the dates: July 11th-12th.

Small independent pieces, loosely joined

Lessons learned from Indie Web Camp Germany.

100 words 049

Day forty nine.

100 words 048

Day forty eight.

100 words 032

Day thirty two.


Judicious hope.

100 words 019

Day nineteen.

100 words 010

Day ten.

100 words 005

Day five.

100 words 003

Day three.

Star wheels

I have a bad feeling about this.

Cerf rocks

Long-term thinking for digital storage.

Hackfarming Blood Buddies

We went into the countryside and we made a thing.


A collaboration between Clearleft and the Wellcome Trust.


For all its flaws, Interstellar is boldly brilliant.


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

Be progressive

Progressive enhancement, developer convenience, and isomorphic JavaScript.

Indie web building blocks

Small pieces, loosely stacked.


What I did at Science Hack Day San Francisco.

Indie Web Camp UK 2014

A productive weekend.

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.

The telescope in the woods

A trip to the Baldone Schmidt telescope in Latvia.

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.

Talking and travelling

Boston to Austin to Baltimore to San Diego.

Connections: Weak Signals

Popping the Connections cherry in style at 68 Middle Street.

Communication for America

Transatlantic client calls.

Writing from home

Personal publishing.

In dependence

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

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

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


Three cities in two weeks.

Jocelyn Bell Burnell

Today is Ada Lovelace day.

Radio Free Earth

Hazy cosmic jive.

Science Hack Day San Francisco

Getting excited and making things with science in the best possible venue.

The literary operator

A beautiful machine.

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!

August in America, day fifteen

San Diego, California.

August in America, day fourteen

San Diego, California.

August in America, day thirteen

San Diego, California.

August in America, day eleven

Sierra Vista, Arizona.

August in America, day nine

Sierra Vista, Arizona.

August in America, day eight

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Atlanta, Georgia; Tucson, Arizona.

August in America, day seven

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Brighton in September

Five weeks and counting to dConstruct 2013.

Slow glass

Other days, other eyes.


Not all media queries are created equal.

A question of time

My answer to a deceptively simple-sounding question.

Dealing with IE again

Some clarification.

Dealing with IE

The hacks we shouldn’t have to do.

Returning control

To love something, it has to be set free.

iOS Six Fix

Finally, a cure for the common bug.

To CERN with love


RoboHornet’s nest

For shame, Microsoft.

Listen to Brighton SF

The audio (and transcript) is available for your listening (and reading) pleasure.

Questions, please

What should I ask Brian Aldiss, Lauren Beukes, and Jeff Noon?

Your own words

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


Brighton SF just got even better.

Fanfare for the common breakpoint

“Common” breakpoints are the new fold.

Responsive questions

Responding to responsiveness, as prompted by MacUser UK magazine.

Space by Botwest

A day of robots, science hacks, digital preservation and the new aesthetic.


A mobile-first approach to UA-sniffing.

Media queries and multiple columns

Responsiveness in the second dimension.

Who goes there?

From another world.


A Christmas letter.

One week of Map Tales

A grab-bag of stories, illustrated with maps.

Speaking, not hacking

I had fun at Build in Belfast but alas, I didn’t make it to Science Hack Day in San Francisco.

Responsible responsive images

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