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6th December, 2011

My digital preservation utopia

At Build last month, Jeremy Keith gave a presentation about preserving our websites, documents, and personal timelines. He talked about avoiding data loss and shared his fears for the future. I really soaked up his thoughts, even though I had to get up and speak directly after him. Read »

19th August, 2011

Maturity and the Weight of Learning

This article was commissioned for the first edition of The Manual.

As the web matures, great designers are distinguished not by conviction but by the ability to look beyond the tools at hand, to inquire deeply, and to define a lexicon for the field. Read »

21st March, 2010

Bauhaus Ideology and the Future of Web Design

What follows is a frankly massive essay in note form. These are the notes I made to justify the aims of Bauhaus Ideology and the Future of Web Design—a presentation I did for the FOWD Tour in Leeds, September 2009. Thus, there is a vast array of ideas, conclusions and speculations with regard to the future of our industry. Take it with a pinch of salt, and think of this as a conversation, and not a manifesto. Read »

6th January, 2008

Two years on, here's another rant about the state of blogging

Have you noticed how many of us who have been blogging for a long time are gradually doing a whole lot less of it? I have, and I totally understand. Read »

13th January, 2005

A rant about the state of blogging

A few loud voices in the web community are bemoaning the lack of fresh ideas, new techniques, and a drought of constant exploration and innovation from A-list, up-and-coming or guru-like bloggers and writers. Read »