Transcending CSS Revisited

One of the most influential books I ever read about web development was Jeffrey Zeldman’s ‘blue beanie book’ Designing with Web Standards (2003). It truly changed the way I thought about and practiced web development.

Designing with Web Standards (Voices That Matter): Amazon.co.uk ...

The other book that influenced me a great deal was Andy Clarke’s Transcending CSS (2006)

The great news is that Andy Clarke has made the his updated version Transcending CSS Revisited: The Fine Art of Web Design available online to read for free. Or you can buy a PDF version for offline reading.

“I couldn’t take communion from you!”

I thought it might be fun to start writing some #throwbackThursday blog posts with some stories from my past. This one takes place during my curacy at St Andrew’s Cathedral, Inverness sometime between 2000 and 2003.

Standing outside St Andrew’s Cathedral around the time that this story took place

Our deacon used to take home communion to a number of people who were housebound or found it difficult to attend church every week. Among his home visits was an elderly lady in the Isobel Fraser residential home; let’s call her Mrs Macgregor. Sadly, our deacon’s family had a major crisis and so I volunteered to take on his visiting commitments including Mrs Macgregor.

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