Writing

Grunt-tastic

I guess I'm like many front-end designer and developery types. I have an almost love/hate relationship with new webby tools. Intrigued, yet often feel intimidated by them – in this case Grunt. So I put it off until I thought I was ready to take a deep breath and give it a go.…


So, what's your opinion?

“My concern (is) to avoid selling out our evangelical birthright to every wind of cultural criticism or trendy new idea that comes our way–I am convinced that Christianity, as an historical religion, needs to listen very carefully to its history in order to build on past strengths and avoid repetition of past mistakes–or by my desire always to provoke readers not only into thinking for themselves but, above all, into having an opinion about things that matter…”.


Device-agnostic

Trent Walton published an article in March this year (2014) entitled "Device-Agnostic", that is definitely worth reading again – (if not for the first time). I think it deals with a much needed mental adjustment we could seriously consider and work through when designing and developing websites.…


Escaping the pickling jar

Pickled beyond recognition
Partly because of my own carnal ambition
A dear price to pay for self-preservation
It seems I have been serving a god of my own religion.…


You better watch out, You better not cry…

“My observation of Christendom is that most of us tend to base our relationship with God on our performance instead of on His grace. If we’ve performed well—whatever “well” is in our opinion—then we expect God to bless us. If we haven’t done so well, our expectations are reduced accordingly.…”


How can I be happy?

Profound answer from Richard Rohr on the question; “How can I be happy?”.…


Where is the love?

How did we get it so wrong to applaud ‘meetings’ and mans endeavours and then declare it to be a community that genuinely loves and lays down its life for its ‘members’ and the world? Apart from this turning out to be a failed experiment (in my opinion) – even within our middle class bubble – this has certainly left us numb, impotent and irrelevant to the vast majority of this planet. Surely this is a sign that we have therefore lost touch with Love itself.…


Small Screen Navigation & Hamburgers

A good discussion about small screen navigation and the challenges it poses. Ben Callahan chats about our current approach and offers some good perspective.…


It's OK not to use tools

Basecamp designer Jonas Downey wrote an article in May called It's OK not to use tools. I found it a wonderful sanity check in a Web Dev world that has an increasingly insane fixation with what the very best tools are. I too have been a casualty of this.…


HTML Wireframes

There's a superb article by Brad Frost on HTML wireframes. As he rightly states, "designing for a multitude of screen sizes, environments, and variables is hard work, so getting into the browser as quickly as possible gives us an opportunity to design and develop more realistic solutions".…