Articles

WordPress Calypso

Recently Automattic have announced the release of Calypso, a next-generation interface to manage WordPress.com or Jetpack-enabled sites. It’s a very ambitious project, but I believe they have some of the best developers in the world. Plus Andy Peatling, who I’ve had a huge amount of respect for since he initiated the BuddyPress project, ran the…

Crash Test Dummies

No, this isn’t a post about the band. It’s about real crash testing, also known as progressive enhancement testing. Of course, this had to be Another Progressive Enhancement Post, didn’t it! Ever thought about why car manufacturers test their cars under crash conditions? Is it because people deliberately drive their cars into walls or ditches?…

Sunday is Link Day!

Business / project management “Case studies and experiments demonstrating the impact of performance optimization on user experience and business metrics.”: http://wpostats.com/ It’s always the right time to revisit the beans-up-noses article: https://medium.com/uie-brain-sparks/beans-and-noses-21c16ac5cade Uncle Bob chimes in on Volkswagen: http://blog.8thlight.com/uncle-bob/2015/10/14/VW.html “Welcome to Traction Stack, a curated directory of marketing resources from six years of research for Traction, the bestselling…

Wednesday is Link Day!

Business / Working Life Data is not an asset, it’s a liability: https://www.richie.fi/blog/data-is-a-liability.html Strategic procrastination: https://the-pastry-box-project.net/erin-mckean/2015-September-11 Putting on the shipping goggles: https://signalvnoise.com/posts/3931-putting-on-the-shipping-goggles (if you’re not a regular reader of Signal vs Noise then you should be) Reduce the distance between the people who make decisions about the product and the people who build the product:…

The tough truth of reality

I make no secret of the fact I’m a huge progressive enhancement believer. The fundamental reason why I believe the vast majority of web sites (yes, and web apps) should be written using progressive enhancement principles is that we just don’t know how they will be accessed. We live in a time where many of…

From social media

February 12, 2020, 7:11 am