Growing up I got into computers around the age of 7. I started with a ZX Spectrum +, then a +2, then an Atari ST.Continue reading “Computers and HTML”
Chatbots are taking over! GUIs and NUIs are so last year! Artificial Intelligence is so darn good and freely available that you can just speak and make it so.Continue reading “Designing VUIs”
As someone who has spent most of my career designing and building websites, I tend to think of interaction design within the realm of explicit interactions.Continue reading “What the Internet of Things means for Interaction Design”
Good writing on the web takes commitment and skill. It’s the difference between a website with a great user experience and a mediocre one, yet we still struggle to give it the same importance as we do to web design and build.
I guess I’ve had a site of my own since about 1999. I recently re-built this site, mostly because my WordPress install kept falling prone to various vulnerabilites, but also because I tend to redesign it every couple of years out of boredom and a need to express where I’m at.Continue reading “A design history of chillfinn.com”
Reusable, portable, rapid, infinite battery life.
So stoked that I found this page in an old notebook of mine. I used it when I went to the FOWD 2010 conference, and heard a talk by Ethan Marcotte that changed my whole approach to making websites.
I must say that I don’t fully understand the assertion that the days are numbered for people who know how to plan, write and optimise semantic, lean, mean HTML and CSS.
Responsive Design — or designing in a multi device world- is very challenging, but also very exciting and rewarding when it works well. However, agencies are finding that they need to change the way that they approach build and design because otherwise designing for a multitude of screen sizes becomes extremely painful (and expensive).Continue reading “How to improve your Responsive Design process”
I recently wanted to start using real devices more as I develop web sites locally, using MAMP as my web server, so I can see how they respond to my code changes almost immediately. My starting point was to try out Adobe’s Edge Inspect, but I quickly came across the same problem that most people have: it doesn’t understand the local vhost configurations and so the page is not displayed in your connected device. What to do?Continue reading “Viewing local MAMP sites in connected devices”