24 ways

The advent calendar for web geeks. I’m a frequent contributor and redesigned the site in 2013.

Naming Things

I perch my partridge in the CSS pear tree to discuss naming methodologies, ontologies and semantics. What’s in a name? That which we call a cherub by any other name would smell as sweet.

Beyond the Style Guide

I run my finger along the seam between interface patterns and design systems, exploring how a visual design language can underpin and inform a web style guide, with judicious use of CSS preprocessing. Like a good Christmas jumper, sometimes you need to get creative with the rules.

Turn Jekyll up to Eleventy

I assemble a heavenly host of cherubs to sing the virtues of the Eleventy static site generator. By looking at how it compares to the familiar Ruby-based Jekyll, I may have you humming its tune for this season’s holiday projects. But will it put you on cloud eleven?