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Homosexual 4th April. I don't mind gay people. As long as they act straight in public. As long as they fall in love. Make the same stupid mistakes in life. Find someone to love and share a life wi...
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Endless scrolling. Design patterns. So the other day I tweeted about the need for a design pattern for endless scrolling. The response was surprising to say the least. There was a mixture of questioni...
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When we talk about supporting legacy browsers typically we use language which is all or nothing. "Yes, we support IE7." But in reality, we all employ techniques of support that span a wide range. This seems to capture the different levels of support I normally see:

a) never looked at my site in it (e.g. IE7), don't care
b) i gave it some fallback styling that should help ever so little, but beyond that i've forgotten it.
c) i have defined a lo-fi experience for it (like Print Edition) and make sure it's decent, even in its lo-fi state
d) it gets some "medium" experience.. like it keeps background images, and general sense of layout. some features of the site are just not presented to this browser's users, as i follow the recommendations from html5please.com
e) i designed my site so all functionality is equivalent everywhere. visually things may degrade. i have square corners in ie7.
f) i make it all look the same. i have round corners in ie7. everything is "the same" and my site takes 20sec to load.

I'm interested in codifying the language around these so we can talk about our legacy browser support more precisely.
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It is really easy to get your application registered to support Web Intents natively in Chrome. Just add a manifest entry (until we get the tag landed)
A lot of developers have asked me how to get started as it seems some of the demos on http://demos.webintents.com don't register correctly. I have a good answer for that - in short: Chrome doesn&#...
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User over super stars. Product over PR. I was using a service and it sent me emails, so I unticked all the 'send me email' boxes on the settings page. But then they had a redesign and changed ...
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Method acting in design http://thoughtinrhythm.com/research/
Method Designer. Getting into character. Setting the scene (you can skip forward to people). At 15 years old I decided I wanted to be a dot com founder. This is not something I'm proud of. In the ...
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Should you choose a platform to develop for? Should you build for the open web? These are the big questions to which I don't believe there is one definitive answer. If building native, should you ...
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They say you are what you eat, and it's especially true with the translucent ants. Scientist Mohamed Babu from Mysore, India, placed specially colored sugar drops in his garden to attract the weird in...
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Optimisation & semantics. PNG's & CSS. Kornel is a web developer living & working in London. You might have seen one of his challenging & mind blowing presentations at various Lond...
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holiday over ! and this also brings the end of this whole 'night-post' thing which really didn't do it for me at all - I'm no Whispering Bob. Back to 530pm posts from tommorrow....
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Make things on the internet & small screen. I have a passion for semantic pies and accessible cocktails.
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