Notes on the old internet, its design and frontend.
Sunday, July 5th, 2020
Thursday, April 23rd, 2020
Well, this is a fun bit of CSS. Instantly transform a web page into a blast from the past (1998, to be precise).
Saturday, February 15th, 2020
- Wrong: web workers will take over the world
- Wrong: Safari is the new IE
- Right: developer experience is trumping user experience
- Right: I’m better off without a Twitter account
- Right: the cost of small modules
- Mixed: progressive enhancement isn’t dead, but it smells funny
Maybe I should do one of these.
Tuesday, April 9th, 2019
Stylish! Retro! Sciency!
Monday, May 28th, 2018
Sunday, March 4th, 2018
Tuesday, October 4th, 2016
Monday, September 26th, 2016
Seb is going to be closing out the Brighton Digital Festival with a bang.
Seb unravels all the geeky details about how your favourite retro gadgets work, including Nintendo light guns, Casio keyboards and the cathode ray tube televisions that once dominated our living rooms.
It’s going to be like Seb: The Musical …with lasers.
Sunday, July 3rd, 2016
Saturday, June 11th, 2016
A lovely little native app:
The world’s most advanced camera for your mini pocket computer.
View source for added nostalgia/flashbacks.
Oh, and RTFM.
Tuesday, July 29th, 2014
Over 700 screenshots of ZX Spectrum games, captured by Jason Scott. Some of these bring back memories.
Tuesday, March 18th, 2014
Yaili is documenting the process of retrofitting ubuntu.com to be responsive. I’ll be avidly reading each post in this series.
Tuesday, August 27th, 2013
I would love to have a ticker-tape machine for my tweets.
Thursday, February 21st, 2013
Dispatches from the disturbing town of Scarfolk, where it is permanently the 1970s:
Scarfolk is more than its famous sewage treatment works, it’s more than its high security mental facilities; it’s more than its world renowned covens; it’s more than its fine reputation which it rebuilt after a spate of grizzly serial killings…
It’s funny and creepy in equal measure. Actually, the creepiness may be the larger measure.
Thursday, August 23rd, 2012
The not-so-new-but-hella-fun aesthetic.
Thursday, July 12th, 2012
The Old Aesthetic. It’s eighties-tastic!
Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012
The Old Aesthetic.
Saturday, January 7th, 2012
Wallow in nerd nostalgia and experience the Proustian rush of rebooting old operating systems.
Monday, January 2nd, 2012
What would Google+, YouTube and Facebook have looked like in 1997?
Wednesday, December 14th, 2011
A brilliantly cool handmade iPhone case by Jane.