A terrific talk by Adrian Holovaty. I really hope front-end developers talk its message to heart.
Sunday, April 15th, 2018
Sunday, March 25th, 2018
The word “leak” is right. Our sense of control over our own destinies is being challenged by these leaks. Giant internet platforms are poisoning the commons. They’ve automated it.
Tuesday, February 27th, 2018
A great new seven-part series of short videos from Jen on writing resilient CSS—really understanding the error-handling model of CSS and how you can use that to use the latest and greatest features and still have your site work in non-supporting browsers.
Monday, February 26th, 2018
A good hands-on introduction to service workers from Mariko.
Saturday, February 10th, 2018
I had a chat with some people from Name.com while I was in Denver for An Event Apart. Here’s a few minutes of me rambling on about web development and the indie web.
Thursday, November 30th, 2017
Here’s the talk I gave at Mozilla’s View Source event. I really enjoyed talking about the indie web, both from the big-picture view and the nitty gritty.
In these times of centralised services like Facebook, Twitter, and Medium, having your own website is downright disruptive. If you care about the longevity of your online presence, independent publishing is the way to go. But how can you get all the benefits of those third-party services while still owning your own data? By using the building blocks of the Indie Web, that’s how!
Friday, November 24th, 2017
Boxman’s talk about complexity, reasoning, philosophy, and design is soooo good!
Thursday, October 19th, 2017
At the 14 minute mark I had to deal with an obstreperous member of the audience. He wasn’t heckling exactly …he just had a very bad experience with web components, and I think my talk was triggering for him.
Saturday, October 7th, 2017
A beautiful piece of writing from Virginia Heffernan on how to cope with navigating the overwhelming tsunami of the network.
The trick is to read technology instead of being captured by it—to maintain the whip hand.
Thursday, September 21st, 2017
I had the honour of being invited along to kick off the first leg of Mozilla’s Developer Roadshow in Singapore.
Monday, September 4th, 2017
Here’s Amber’s great talk from the great Material conference last month in Iceland.
Amber Wilson worked in the field of Psychology for many years and is now a budding Web developer at a design agency in Brighton. New to Web development, she is continually eager to improve her skills.
(The silhouettes of Jessica, me, and Joschi in the front row make it look like Mystery Science Theater 3000.)
Friday, August 4th, 2017
Here’s the video of the closing keynote I gave at the Frontend United conference in Athens.
There’s fifteen minutes of Q&A at the end where I waffle on in response to some thought-provoking ideas from the audience.
Wednesday, July 19th, 2017
I wrote this song while my colleague Tim Berners-Lee was inventing something called “The World Wide Web” a few offices away. The song was published in 1993, when less that 100 websites existed.
The first image ever published on the web was of this band, Les Horribles Cernettes …LHC.
Friday, July 14th, 2017
A great short talk by Tim. It’s about performance, but so much more too.
Monday, July 3rd, 2017
Sunday, June 25th, 2017
The first of Neil Bomkamp’s series of short films—testbeds for potential feature films.
Monday, June 12th, 2017
The following film describes an unusual motion picture now being produced in London for release all over the world, starting in early 1967.
Wednesday, June 7th, 2017
As you might expect, lots of sites just don’t work, but there are plenty of sites that work just fine—Google search, Amazon, Wikipedia, BBC News, The New York Times. Not bad!
Wednesday, April 12th, 2017
Here’s the opening keynote I gave at the Render Conference in Oxford. The talk is called Evaluating Technology:
Monday, March 20th, 2017
There’s something very endearing about this docudrama retelling of the story of the web.