Although design gets conflated with creation, its the act of improving what already exists — organising a room, editing a text, refining an interface, refactoring a codebase — that I enjoy the most.
Tuesday, February 27th, 2018
Thursday, November 5th, 2015
This sounds genuinely good—Alvin and the Chipmunks slowed down to reveal their true ’90s post-punk goth-grunge nature.
Wednesday, August 26th, 2015
We become obsessed with tools and methods, very rarely looking at how these relate to the fundamental basics of web standards, accessibility and progressive enhancement. We obsess about a right way to do things as if there was one right way rather than looking at the goal; how things fit into the broader philosophy of what we do on the web and how what we write contributes to us being better at what we do.
Sunday, January 13th, 2013
I like this idea of slow journalism: taking seven years to tell a story.
Tuesday, August 14th, 2012
A great article by Hannah, focusing on the Long Web—it isn’t about the quantity of data you’re publishing; it’s the quality. This builds nicely on the article I linked to recently about digital scarcity.
Saturday, June 23rd, 2012
This resonates deeply with me. It is worth your heartbeats.
Wednesday, July 25th, 2007
The justification behind YSlow. If you've heard Nate Koechley speak, some of this will be familiar to you. It's all solid advice as far as I can tell.
The YUI folks have released an add-on for Firebug that will analyse your pages and suggest ways of speeding it up.