Monzo’s guidelines for tone of voice, including a reference to “the curse of knowledge.”
Friday, April 13th, 2018
Monday, October 9th, 2017
I quite like the idea of broadcasting my URL from a friendchip bracelet.
Tuesday, March 14th, 2017
Ellen goes through the principles behind the tone of voice on the new Clearleft site:
- Our clients are the heroes and heroines, we facilitate their journey.
- Speak as an individual doing whatever it is you love. Expose lovable details.
- Use the imperative, kill the “-ing”.
- Be evocative and paint the picture. Show don’t tell.
- Be a practical friend.
- Be inquisitive. Ask smart questions that need solving.
Saturday, September 13th, 2014
Alex’s response to my post about Web Components, in which he ignores my excitement and dismisses my concerns as “piffle and tosh.”
I gotta say: I think cautious optimism and nervous excitement are healthy attitudes to have about any technology. For Alex to dismiss them so summarily makes me even more worried. Apparently you’re either with Web Components or you’re against them. Heaven forbid that you might voice any doubts or suggest any grey areas.
The beatings will continue until morale improves.
Wednesday, December 1st, 2010
Dangerous Minds | Deconstructing ‘Gimme Shelter’: Listen to the isolated tracks of the Rolling Stones in the studio
A track-by-track deconstruction of Gimme Shelter. What a song!
Thursday, April 22nd, 2010
An examination of websites behaving conversationally, including Huffduffer.
Friday, January 1st, 2010
Beautiful writing on headstones.
Thursday, July 5th, 2007
Watch the adventures of Derek and Kathryn Featherstone in the run up to IronMan Lake Placid 2007. Check out the route maps: very slick.
Saturday, March 31st, 2007
There's been a steady increase in talk around continuous partial attention (what with Twitter and all) so I here's the mother lode: Linda Stone waxing lyrical and expanding our vocabularies.
Wednesday, October 12th, 2005
Derek's new site is going to be a great resource for practical accessibility techniques.
Monday, May 23rd, 2005
Some good thoughts on accessibility. I'm really looking forward to seeing Derek again at @media.