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Designing in the open

It’s been a while since I last redesigned (or should I say, realigned) this site. Six years, in fact. My regular visitor, if they are still regular, will have noticed that this site has been somewhat broked for a week or so. I’m not sure what I did, but I clearly mangled something. Anyway, it’s…

A Sprinkling of JavaScript

Over the last few months there has been a surge of prominent web people – designers, developers, thinkers – questioning the current obsession with complex “web app” style frameworks. Perhaps this was prompted by Jeffrey Zeldman’s ‘The Cult of the Complex’ article from June 2018, or perhaps this is a natural reaction from people who…

Open letter to Matt Mullenweg

Dear Matt, I’ve been a long-time user of WordPress, clocking up well over a decade both publishing on and building plugins for it. I love it – and I even tried to get a job at Automattic (but that’s a story for another time). Recently I’ve been really impressed with the work done around privacy,…

IndieWeb

In a moment of madness – proved by the spelling mistake – I tweeted that 2018 would be the year I go full IndieWeb. But what is it? Basically, IndieWeb is a movement of people who want to own their own data, not have it wholly controlled by corporations. So rather than posting updates to…

Clara’s Den, Filey – holiday apartment

I’ve been building websites for a long time. Websites of all shapes and sizes, and sometimes for bricks and mortar businesses. My latest website is for a physical place, but this time – it’s MY place! Clara’s Den, a holiday apartment on an award-winning holiday village just south of Filey on the beautiful Yorkshire coast.…

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July 18, 2019, 1:58 pm