Posts By: chris

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,… Read more »

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… Read more »

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…. Read more »

Introducing Web Matters

Following the end of World War Two the austerity measures which had been in place throughout the war years remained, causing considerable hardship for the British public. This austerity also caused hardship for British business, partly due to legislative restrictions which were slow to be lifted, and as they found it difficult to get hold… Read more »

Server-side rendering is only half a solution

We live in a fallen world. We are surrounded by faults, some of which we may not notice – others stop us in our tracks. The severity of some faults is dependent on context. For example, a crack in the windscreen of a toy car is unlikely to cause much consternation. A crack in the… Read more »