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Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

The German word for that brief vertigenous moment between going to the toilet and remembering you ate beetroot.

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018

Truncation is not a content strate

Truncation is not a content strate

Saturday, December 16th, 2017

TFW you’re browsing a bookstore and you find a book you translated.

TFW you’re browsing a bookstore and you find a book you translated.

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Sudo is such a good dog!

Sudo is such a good dog!

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

Scored some sweet MailChimp socks from @KatieELambert. 🧦

Scored some sweet MailChimp socks from @KatieELambert. 🧦

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

I dunno, @JavaScriptCon, there’s something about your line-up that I can’t quite put my finger on…

https://javascript-conference.com/program/speakers-en/

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

Checked in at Pompoko. Post Ballet Boyz food — with Jessica

Checked in at Pompoko. Post Ballet Boyz food — with Jessica

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

Siiiip

Siiiip

Saturday, November 11th, 2017

Foreword to Hello Web Design by Tracy Osborn

The foreword to the self-published short book about design for non-designers.

Whenever I dipped my toe in the waters of the semantic web, I noticed there were two fundamentally different approaches. One approach was driven by the philosophy that absolutely everything in the universe should be theoretically describable. The other approach was far more lax, concentrating only on the popular use-cases: people, places, events, and that was pretty much it. These few common items, so the theory went, accounted for about 80% of actual usage in the real world. Trying to codify the remaining 20% would result in a disproportionate amount of effort.

I always liked that approach. I think it applies to a lot of endeavours. Coding, sketching, cooking—you can get up to speed on the bare essentials pretty quickly, and then spend a lifetime attaining mastery. But we don’t need to achieve mastery at every single thing we do. I’m quite happy to be just good enough at plenty of skills so that I can prioritise the things I really want to spend my time doing.

Perhaps web design isn’t a priority for you. Perhaps you’ve decided to double-down on programming. That doesn’t mean foregoing design completely. You can still design something pretty good …thanks to this book.

Tracy understands the fundamentals of web design so you don’t have to. She spent years learning, absorbing, and designing, and now she has very kindly distilled down the 80% of that knowledge that’s going to be the most useful to you.

Think of Hello Web Design as a book of cheat codes. It’s short, to the point, and tells you everything you need to know to be a perfectly competent web designer.

Say hello to your little friend.

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

It’s @beerleft o’clock.

It’s @beerleft o’clock.

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

I think I’ll use these extra characters from Twitter to attach a link back to the original canonical URL of each note on my own site.

Monday, November 6th, 2017

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

Turning another website into a Progressive Web App.

Turning another website into a Progressive Web App.

Friday, October 27th, 2017

Blown away by @EmilyGorcenski’s @ViewSourceConf talk. Absolutely outstanding!

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

This new @beerleft is good stuff!

This new @beerleft is good stuff!

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

Running from an Ottolenghi book signing to a Sadies gig. Cakes’n’drugs’n’rock’n’roll.

It’s like Christmas has come early with these goodies from @LauraKalbag and @RachelAndrew.

It’s like Christmas has come early with these goodies from @LauraKalbag and @RachelAndrew.

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

Passing this message on to the good people at the @Shopify sponsor stand at @SmashingConf Barcelona:

https://adactio.com/journal/12718

Saturday, October 14th, 2017

Goodbye, Braga. I like your style.

Goodbye, Braga. I like your style.

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

I won’t be syndicating my notes to Twitter tomorrow. https://adactio.com/notes/

I won’t be syndicating my notes to Twitter tomorrow.

https://adactio.com/notes/