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TypeCon Boston venue main stage

TypeCon musings

Sunday, 27 August, 2017

I'm about to speak at TypeCon in Boston this morning, and it's a huge treat to be here. It's my first visit to the event, and it's as warm and welcoming a crowd as any of the web community events...

DrupalCon Recap

Tuesday, 17 May, 2016

I had the honor of speaking last week at DrupalCon in New Orleans, and got to see a whole slew of great presentations. For a recap at our local DrupalPVD meetup I put together a few slides listing some of...

Guiding Principles for Design

Tuesday, 5 April, 2016

An attempt to articulate the ‘why’ behind how we design, and what should guide us Over the past five or six years I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about, tinkering with, and teaching the process of designing and building...

Beep Edition is coming to Drupal8

Wednesday, 17 February, 2016

I've never had particularly lofty ambitions for Beep Edition, the responsive base theme I started a few years ago. Rather than make a new 'all singing, all dancing' kind of theme, I wanted this to be my starting point, and...

Explorations for iconic logos based on one man-made and one natural object

30 thumbnails

Tuesday, 10 February, 2015

Heemong Kim, our instructor for Graphic Design 1 (and 4 & 5) at Rhode Island College had a rule for starting any project: 30 thumbnails. If you showed up for the first class after getting a new assignment without 30...

This is our craft. This is our art.

Sunday, 24 November, 2013

I read a thread on Twitter today between (among others) Harry Roberts ( @csswizardry ) and Aral Balkan ( @aral ) about the use of the word ‘craft’ in our industry. While I can’t disagree with the take that saying...

Content modeling & the trouble with too many parts

Tuesday, 19 February, 2013

Content modeling is a pretty interesting emerging topic these days. Karen McGrane (@karenmcgrane) and Jeff Eaton (@eaton) had a great conversation about this recently on Lullabot's 'Insert Content Here' podcast that really got me thinking. Spending time to more fully...

Curiosity: not just for killing cats anymore

Wednesday, 22 August, 2012

It’s what drives innovation. It’s what drives the web. It’s the force behind the questions ‘Why?’ and ‘What if?’ If Tim Berners-Lee was not curious, he would not have created the very place we all work. If Marc Andreeson wasn’t...