August 2015

Pictures of Words

Rather than bemoaning the bandwidth wasted and accessibility thwarted by the modern habit of posting pictures of text online, often as a way to get around the character-count limit on Twitter, let’s design an image format designed expressly for pictures of words. Read more

Generosity when Accepting Postcodes

When designing forms for web sites that accept postcodes or similar, it should be the web site, not the user, who has to convert it in to a canonical form that is easy to store and process. Read more

Simplify, simplify, simplify with React

I wanted to have a little React project of my own to play with, so I have React-ified the entry navigator links on my blog pages. This is partly to in order to get some practice in with this different way of approaching JavaScript interactivity. Read more