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Agile Website Design

At Browser we’ve been transitioning into an Agile development process. If you know nothing about Agile, it involves breaking down a project into individual requirements and delivering them within an iterative release cycle. This not only allows for a feedback loop involving client and agency alike, but it also gives an evolving indication of time and […]

I’m bored with code

The state of the browser defines our freedom as website makers. Browsers are a constant source of frustration. For every step forward they take so does the horizon. New possibilities emerge; expectations are raised. What is seen as “modern” is always just beyond our ability. It has always been my desire to deliver websites at […]


I’ve been semi-offline for quite a while now. I took some weeks off to relax and enjoy the Olympics, so this is a short post to warm up my blogging fingers. (Not to suggest that — by jumping straight back behind the keyboard — I haven’t been inspired by the games, I’ve been running a hell […]

Re: Social Media Buttons

.net magazine recently published the Big question: should we drop social media buttons with opinions and anecdotes from various professionals. Two common arguments against them are: Page load Social widgets are massive. They’re effectively additional websites sandboxed within tiny iframes and most are poorly optimised. Facebook’s “like” button is appalling. This problem cannot be understated and I developed Socialite.js for exactly that […]

Vector graphics, Retina, and You

It’s Friday 13th. It’s been a long and productive week, I’ll try to keep this light-hearted :) I’m going to use this post to combine two rants. One on the use of the word “Retina”, another on live conference tweeting. I saw this retweeted the other day: “I think CSS is our best vector-based drawing tool in […]

On the tools of our trade

This year I’ve been making a conscious effort to change my tune when discussing particular methodologies and tools used in our fine art of website making. When we launched Passenger Focus at Browser I wrote “A Responsive Design Case Study” and for me it’s the best article I’ve ever written on this blog. I present my design and […]

jQuery 2.0, “Goodbye Old IE”

jQuery 2.0, expected release “early 2013”, will drop support for Internet Explorer 6–8. jQuery was conceived specifically to address the differences in browsers, so we’re not going to abandon the essence of our philosophy and simply disregard the millions of active Internet users who (for whatever reasons) still use oldIE. Yet we also want to move […]