Twenty Years of Zeldman

June 1, 2015 10:30 pm |

A slightly belated happy anniversary to Jeffrey Zeldman, whose website,, launched twenty years ago yesterday. It was through the first edition of his book, Designing with Web Standards, that I was introduced to web standards, well-formed HTML, and CSS, and, while I’ve been taking the slow route to full-fledged career in the industry, I still owe him a debt of gratitude for that introduction. And if you’re looking for a good introduction to web standards, the third edition of the book is a great place to start.

RWD at Five

May 25, 2015 5:19 pm |

On his @RWD Twitter account, Ethan Marcotte notes that today is the fifth anniversary of his original Responsive Web Design article. That article has since led to two editions of a book, a podcast, workshops, and generally a whole movement based on the ideas he presented. Congratulations, Ethan!

Playing All the Hits

May 19, 2015 12:22 am | Uncategorized |

Well, this is embarrassing. While trying to fix an annoying problem with my existing design for this site, I accidentally broke the design, forcing me to grab what I thought were backup copies of the files for that design… only to find out that they were for the previous design. Which is why the site has reverted to its 2012 look.

On the bright side, at least this design isn’t broken. I think.

Update: I found the correct backup files and have re-uploaded the stylesheets. Whew!.

A Work in Progress

September 16, 2014 11:59 pm | Site News |

Hello and welcome to version 5.1. If you’ve been here before, you’ll know that the site used to be more orange than this. Sorry about that.

This site is a work in progress, much like its owner. In fact, if you’re seeing this post, it’s because I’m busy overhauling the site to make it better. Pardon the debris.