Articles

Year end

So, the end of 2019 looms. It’s been a good year in general for me, with continued employment (always a bonus) and important family events happening. I got to visit “our” village in France again for the first time in several years, this time entirely by train. Looking back on this blog, however, I’m not…

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…

From social media

June 22, 2020, 10:38 pm