Marc very kindly took loads of pictures at dConstruct on Friday—lovely!
Monday, September 12th, 2022
Friday, February 11th, 2022
To mark the start of the Dark Skies Festival today, here are some fantastic photographics taken not that far from Brighton.
Tuesday, October 6th, 2020
Match up images that have been posted in pairs to Twitter with the caption “same energy”. This is more fun and addictive than it has any right to be.
Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020
This is a very nifty use of CSS gradients!
Thursday, June 11th, 2020
I wrote a while back about one of my favourite photographs but this might just give it a run for its money.
It was only near the end of the 19th century that shutter speeds improved, as did emulsions, meaning that spontaneous moments could be captured. Still, smiling was not part of many cultures. It could be seen as unseemly or undignified, and many people rarely sat for photos anyway.
Friday, May 29th, 2020
Chris has put together one of his indispensable deep dives, this time into responsive images. I can see myself referring back to this when I need to be reminded of the syntax of
Friday, April 3rd, 2020
A nice succint explanation of using the
sizes attributes on the
img element—remember, you probably don’t need
source elements if your use case is swapping out different sized versions of the same image.
One caveat thought: you do need to know the dimensions of the images. If you’re dealing with unknown or user-generated photos, that can be an issue.
Sunday, November 17th, 2019
Tuesday, November 12th, 2019
The Web is smothering in useless images. These clichéd, stock images communicate absolutely nothing of value, interest or use. They are one of the worst forms of digital pollution because they take up space on the page, forcing more useful content out of sight. They also slow down the site’s ability to download quickly.
Friday, August 23rd, 2019
Sunday, May 12th, 2019
Today was a good day …and here are the very good photos.
Tuesday, April 9th, 2019
Stylish! Retro! Sciency!
Saturday, February 2nd, 2019
PIctures of computers (of the human and machine varieties).
Sunday, September 30th, 2018
Saturday, November 18th, 2017
Here’s a clever to technique to improve the perceived performance of image loading with a polygonal SVG placeholder.
Thursday, September 7th, 2017
Time-shifted photographs of my hometown in Ireland.
Sunday, August 20th, 2017
Marc took some great pictures at Patterns Day.
Monday, May 1st, 2017
Photos of analogue interfaces: switches, knobs, levers, dials, buttons, so many buttons.
Monday, November 7th, 2016
If you enjoyed reading Marcin’s serendipitous story on Twitter, here are the pictures to accompany it.
Sunday, October 23rd, 2016
A selection from an ongoing photography project—seven years and counting—leading up to the launch of the Orion project.