I’ve written loads about my flat build process, automation, browser support — in fact, if you follow me on Twitter you’ll know I can’t shut up about the Web. What I’ve been lacking is a canonical resource for my work beyond theoretical writing and live production examples. Despite web standards being open they aren’t always easy to reverse engineer.
The recently launched jQuery 2.0 leaves behind support for IE6–8. This has lead to some interesting opinions on what browsers we should be supporting. Here’s my take:
Supporting a browser to me does not mean that a website will be identical in form and function. That is a fool’s errand leading to an unmanageable mess of polyfills […]
Macaque lives! If you’ve been following my recent blog posts —
Part 1: Macaque: A New Project
Part 2: Test Driven Development
Part 3: Prototyping
— you’ll know I’m building a to-do app with Node and Ember. Macaque’s development has reached the point where I can use the app itself for issue and feature tracking. If you want to see my plans […]
Twitter Bootstrap is a great UI toolkit for prototypes. Don’t let it seduce you, my underlying code ain’t pretty!
After the excitement of last weekend’s test driven […]
I’ve been hacking away at my side project Macaque today. It’s quickly becoming the world’s most over-engineered to-do app. At the moment it’s categorising primates:
Isn’t it beautiful?
As you can see, my big ideas for Macaque focus on design but I am building it end-to-end. For the supporting back-end I’ve spent the weekend writing and testing an API. I could have […]
Today I started a new project. Macaque will be a personal to-do or list app. Sounds simple, right? Unlike my other side projects I’m coding and designing in public from day one.
This project exists because:
I want to learn more Node and Ember
I’ve failed to find a list app I like (oh lord, please don’t suggest one)
I’d like to […]
My article The Flat Build was a slow burner but it has picked up steam recently and for the first time in like, forever, I’m building a pre-designed* website without having design influence. This has proven to be a good opportunity to refine and expand upon my flat build workflow (again).
I’m aware I’m reinventing more than […]