Emacs and I: A 10th Anniversary Post

Have I mentioned how I swear by Emacs when it comes to web development/design? Dubbed “the editor of a lifetime”, Emacs has been around for over 40 years now and is the default editor of many experienced coders. That, in fact, was the reason I decided to give Emacs a shot to begin with. In […]

Designing Fictions, Part 3: Designing in the Browser

(This is the third part to my process of designing my Fictions homepage. Here’s the first and second part, in case you haven’t and want to read them first.) When it comes to web design, there are those who find the concept of designing in the browser unthinkable, those who think we should be deciding […]

Designing Fictions, Part 2: Thoughtful HTML & Content Structure

(This is the second part to my process of designing my Fictions homepage. Here’s the first part, in case you haven’t and want to read that first.) It seems there are two distinct approaches to laying out content in web design: content first, versus design first. I’m not about to start arguing which is the […]

Handwriting Fonts: Why Not?

I’m reworking the “theme” of this blog (though given that it’s for my personal use and is so severely customized it probably can’t be used anywhere else, one can hardly call it a real WordPress theme) and have decided to use handwriting fonts for the comments section. Yup, as long as it’s a user comment, […]

Stop Using the Vertical Line in Your Titles.

I used to like the use of the vertical bar or pipe in <title>s of subpages. Like, “About Us | Your Company or Blog Name”. It just looks cooler, I thought. Until I started learning about accessibility and started using Voiceover to listen to webpages. What looks cool to us visual users turns out to […]