Tuukka Ojala is a programmer working on the web. He’s also blind. Here are the tools of his trade.
Tuesday, August 29th, 2017
Thursday, May 18th, 2017
Lea has also written an introductory article on Smashing Mag.
Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
Incredibly impressive work from the CodePen team—you can now edit entire projects in your web browser …and then deploy them to a live site!
Monday, January 9th, 2017
This looks like an interesting little Markdown editor. I think I’ll take it for a spin.
Wednesday, October 12th, 2016
It’s a bit like CodePen but it shows the whole HTML document, which makes it particularly useful for teaching front-end development to beginners (ideal for Codebar!).
CodePen for snippets; Thimble for pages.
Sunday, June 26th, 2016
At An Event Apart in Boston, I had the pleasure of meeting Hannah Birch from Pro Publica. It turns out that she was a copy editor in a previous life. I began gushing about the pleasure of working with a great editor.
When I think back on happy memories of working with world-class editors, I always a remember a Skype call about an article I was writing for The Manual. I talked with my editor for hours about the finer points of wordsmithery, completely losing track of time. It was a real joy. That editor was Carolyn Wood.
Carolyn is going through a bad time right now. A really bad time. A combination of awful medical problems combined with a Kafkaesque labyrinth of health insurance have combined to create a perfect shitstorm. I feel angry, sad, and helpless. At least I can do something about that last part. And you can too.
Thursday, April 14th, 2016
This looks like it could be a very nifty tool to have at your disposal while coding. I like that it’s editor-agnostic.
Saturday, March 26th, 2016
This could pair up nicely with the most dangerous writing app.
Monday, December 28th, 2015
I really, really want to like this article—it’s chock full of confirmation bias for me. But it’s so badly-written …I mean like, just the worst.
Here’s an actual sentence:
So with a capable, HTML-based platform and a well-designed program that makes good use of CSS, one site could support phones, tablets, PCs, and just about anything else with one site.
So, yeah, I’m still linking to it, but instead of it being for the content, it’s because I want to lament the dreadful state of technology writing.
Sunday, March 30th, 2014
A useful text editor that analyses your writing for excess verbiage and sloppy construction. It helps you process your words, as it were.
Tuesday, October 29th, 2013
From the lovely people behind Editorially comes STET:
A Writers’ Journal on Culture & Technology
Monday, February 11th, 2013
A collaborative writing tool built by a dream team. I’ve been using it for a while now and it’s very nice indeed.
Friday, October 22nd, 2010
Tuesday, March 9th, 2010
Edit some CSS rules and this in-browser code editor will automatically update related browser-specific declarations.
Friday, February 13th, 2009
An in-browser code editor from Mozilla Labs.
Monday, April 23rd, 2007