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ASCII Art in Sublime

June 27, 2014 - By

Yesterday @SublimeTxtTips tweeted a link to a handy way to get around stylesheets. I was stunned to see it was a post I wrote last year. I actually... View Article

Responsive Design Is

December 6, 2013 - By

This week I was interviewed by Responsive Web Design Is. I talked a bit about the recent BlackBerry Blogs responsive refresh. You can read it... View Article

Emmet Livestyle

August 19, 2013 - By

This is too cool. Emmet Livestyle is a text editor package and browser extension that allow for two-way style edits (live updates from Sublime to... View Article

Android vs. iPhone

July 31, 2013 - By

It’s not really fair to compare a closed ecosystem to an open source one, but let’s try. Android and iOS are the extreme platforms: One is... View Article


July 23, 2013 - By

I’ve heard of the DRY (Don’t Repeat Yourself) coding methodology a bit over the years, but this practical explanation really blew my mind. It often... View Article

WordPress TV

July 8, 2013 - By

My talk at WordCamp TO (Breaking the Mould) is now online here:


July 8, 2013 - By

Don’t Repeat Yourself: This is a great post about writing more maintainable CSS. Great examples show that sometimes being DRY can mean more code.

Lark Queries with SASS

February 26, 2013 - By

The talented Hugo Giraudel ( took the responsive text from the front page of and made the styles a lot more efficiently with SASS... View Article

Browser Stats 2012

February 19, 2013 - By

The notorious @ppk keeps up a pretty amazing site at He does very thorough browser tests, logs them with easy to read tables, and shares them... View Article

Opera goes WebKit!

February 13, 2013 - By

In a sudden and shocking change of events Opera is changing its rendering engine to Webkit (the same engine that Chrome, Safari, BB OS6+ ,... View Article

Image Texture

August 31, 2012 - By

Graham Kennery showed me this… These images scale to browser size – this means that images can look pretty crappy when scaled up. But... View Article

CSS3 Patterns Gallery

July 4, 2012 - By

My mind was blown today by Lea Verou’s gallery of pure CSS backgrounds. At first I thought these were larger than using images, but I... View Article

WebKit Image Filters

April 13, 2012 - By

WebKit Image Filters This is astounding. Want some image treatment, but don’t want to bust open Photoshop? No problem. This new CSS attribute will allow... View Article