Ugh! Mondays! Am I right?
Monday, March 23rd, 2020
Sunday, March 15th, 2020
Well, now I know what I’m going to be listening to again during my self isolation.
Monday, December 2nd, 2019
Here’s a Cyber Monday deal for ya:
Today (and every day) my book Resilient Web Design is available for free.
Steps to download it to your device:
- Go to ResilientWebDesign.com
- There is no step 2.
Ooh, exciting!!! See you in Iceland!
Sunday, December 9th, 2018
Wednesday, June 27th, 2018
Tuesday, October 31st, 2017
Thursday, September 14th, 2017
The reality is transpiling and including polyfills is quickly becoming the new norm. What’s unfortunate is this means billions of users are getting trillions of bytes sent over the wire unnecessarily to browsers that would have been perfectly capable of running the untranspiled code natively.
script type="module" and put your transpiled fallback in
Most developers think of
<script type="module">as way to load ES modules (and of course this is true), but
Tuesday, June 7th, 2016
Dev rels paraphrasing the honky-tonk scene in The Blues Brothers:
“We support both kinds of platforms—Android and iOS.”
Wednesday, January 20th, 2016
Codebar had a very good 2015.
Of the 137 workshops run, “100 of those workshops were organised by our two busiest chapters, London and Brighton”—50 each.
Wednesday, January 6th, 2016
I got a little verklempt reading this.
Sunday, January 3rd, 2016
I usually write a little post at the end of each year, looking back at the previous 365 days. But this time I feel like I’ve already done that. I’ve already written about my year of learning with Charlotte, which describes what I’ve been doing at work for the last twelve months.
Apart from that, there isn’t much more to say about 2015. And that’s a good thing. 2014 was a year tainted by death so I’m not complaining about having just had a year with no momentous events.
The worst that could be said of my 2015 is that Clearleft went through a tough final quarter of the year (some big projects ended up finishing around the same time, which left us floundering for new business—something we should have foreseen), but in the grand scheme of things, that’s not exactly a tragedy.
Mostly when I think back on the year, my memories are pleasant ones. I travelled to interesting places, ate some great food, and spent time with lovely people—Jenn and Sutter’s wedding being a beautiful blend of all three.
I look forward to reading more posts on their websites in 2016. I hope that you’ll be publishing on your website this year too.
Happy new year!
Monday, December 28th, 2015
Use a framework if you must but never presume it’s viable over the long-term. Newer and better alternatives will appear before you’re half-way through your project. Never forget frameworks are an option — you don’t have to use one.
Thursday, November 19th, 2015
The audio is now up from all the talks at this year’s excellent Ampersand conference.
Thursday, November 5th, 2015
Wednesday, September 16th, 2015
Just like Nick, John Willshire has put his slides together with the audio from his gobsmackingly good dConstruct presentation on metadesign.
Tuesday, September 15th, 2015
Nick Foster has put the audio of his fantastic dConstruct talk together with his slides.
It’s a terrific, thought-provoking presentation, superbly delivered …and it even has some relevance to progressive enhancement! (you’ll know what I mean if you watch/listen to the whole thing)
Monday, September 14th, 2015
John expands on just one part of his superbly dense and entertaining dConstruct talk.
Thursday, September 10th, 2015
Brighton in September
I know I say this every year, but this month—and this week in particular—is a truly wonderful time to be in Brighton. I am, of course, talking about The Brighton Digital Festival.
It’s already underway. Reasons To Be Creative just wrapped up. I managed to make it over to a few talks—Stacey Mulcahey, Jon, Evan Roth. The activities for the Codebar Code and Chips scavenger hunt are also underway. Tuesday evening’s event was a lot of fun; at the end of the night, everyone wanted to keep on coding.
I popped along to the opening of Georgina’s Familiars exhibition. It’s really good. There’s an accompanying event on Saturday evening called Unfamiliar Matter which looks like it’ll be great. That’s the same night as the Miniclick party though.
I guess clashing events are unavoidable. Like tonight. As well as the Guardians Of The Galaxy screening hosted by Chris (that I’ll be going to), there’s an Async special dedicated to building a 3D Lunar Lander.
But of course the big event is dConstruct tomorrow. I’m really excited about it. Partly that’s because I’m not the one organising it—it’s all down to Andy and Kate—but also because the theme and the line-up is right up my alley.
Andy has asked me to compere the event. I feel a little weird about that seeing as it’s his baby, but I’m also honoured. And, you know, after talking to most of the speakers for the podcast—which I enjoyed immensely—I feel like I can give an informed introduction for each talk.
I’m looking forward to this near future event.
See you there.