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.

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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.

SEC digital calendar website is now mobile first

How the new SEC digital calendar website looks on a Google Pixel 2XL smartphone

This week I launched a mobile-first redesign of my SEC digital calendar website which is a resource for the Scottish Episcopal Church to enable anyone to integrate this year’s church calendar and lectionary with their digital calendar (e.g. Google Calendar).

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I’ve moved my hosting back to SiteGround

This week I moved both my websites (this one and SEC digital calendar and lectionary) back to SiteGround.

Just over 48 hours ago I updated the DNS settings and initiated the switch to the new server. Other than a slightly misconfigured Cloudflare CDN everything has gone smoothly. This is in part due to my experience of having done this a couple of times now, and in part due to the excellent and clear controls that SiteGround offers behind the scenes.

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Harry Roberts—architecting scalable CSS

Harry Roberts is a front-end architect specialising in CSS. I’ve learned a lot from his thinking and writing over the years, not least his excellent CSS guidelines.

This is a video that I’ve been meaning to watch for ages, so found the time yesterday to view it. It’s very good, very thought-provoking, very practical.