A Letter to Web Designers.

Once upon a time, I proclaimed myself a web designer. For what else was I? I worked on slicing PSDs provided by graphic designers, and coded HTML and CSS that the programmers didn’t care to write. (Or wrote poorly, using the abhorred <table>tags.) I was proud that my HTML and CSS were sufficiently decoupled, aimed […]

Emacs Narrowing: A Feature Show Off

When working with code, there are times when you want to find out if a certain variable/class name/word is being used within a function or a segment of your code. The tedious way to find out will be to start at the beginning of that segment and slowly (or not) scroll down the page with […]

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 […]