Tag Archives: web development

A launch of sorts

It’s been over a year since I joined WDCS, and to coincide with the 64th International Whaling Commission, you can now see a small piece of what I’ve been working on. Say hello to dev.wdcs.org. Over the next fortnight, our team will be busy posting news and blog posts from the IWC, offering us a great opportunity to ensure […]

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Rebuilding from the ground up

Last Wednesday (25th April) I gave a talk at the UX Oxford Speaker Series about the work I’ve been doing at the WDCS over the past year, and why to my friends it seemed like I had vanished off the face of the earth. It’s a wide-ranging talk, looking at the problems with the current site, our initial research and […]

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Egalitarianism and Progressive Enhancement

Progressive enhancement follows the Golden Rule because it is concerned with the “other”. That’s why accessibility is such a key part of building websites following the progressive enhancement philosophy. It’s about putting yourself in someone else’s shoes—someone whose abilities and situation probably differ from yours. We are a diverse lot after all. One hell of a read from Aaron […]

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Done is better than perfect

Done is better than perfect, or “the best” is the enemy of “the good”. Perfectionism is a form of procrastination. It assumes that time is an infinite resource, that other tasks can wait while you add “just one more touch” and that “perfect” is attainable. One of the guiding principles behind Shopify’s apps team. Great advice […]

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Campaign Monitor is hiring and now you want to work there

This is how you design for interest. Wonderful site. Via Denise

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