On Beer

Now, I don't drink the best beer in the world on the show. It's a problem that comes up a lot actually. The angriest mail I get is from beer nerds—people who are craft beer enthusiasts and see me drinking a cold, available beer from a mass production...

Remember when websites were built with just HTML?

Posted in 2011 but still as true today – in fact, more so! Gawker recently launched a multi-site redesign that, no sooner than being unleashed on the web, failed spectacularly, leading visitors to blank pages. The culprit was a misbehaving piece of JavaScript, but when a single line of JavaScript causes your ent...

APA – Extract Brew III

This is my fourth extract brew. I've been brewing with extract cos I'm lazy. Need a good chunk of time to sift through all my brew gear before I get cracking into an all grain beer again. Soon though. As with two of the of previous extract brews I've...

Jeremy Keith speaks the truth

I try not to get too attached to specific tools or tricks. Today’s best practice is tomorrow’s anti-pattern. You get all set up with Photoshop, Sublime Text, and Grunt only to find out that they’ve been replaced by Sketch, Atom, and Gulp. Don’t get me started on JavaS...

Colin Meloy busking in Brooklyn

Well there you go – that's got to be in the top 10 most hipster blog post titles. Yes – in 2014 he played a number of his songs solo on a Williamsburg street corner. And it's wonderful!

Remember the days of blogging?

Were it not for the early bloggers I probably wouldn't have continued on with building for the web. I spent just under 3 years working in London around 1999/2000/2001 – the peak of the dotcom boom – and also the managed to catch the end of it. Towards the end of 2001 I left London and...

Craft CMS

After a pretty long time using WordPress to build content managed sites I've finally gotten to the point where I'm not doing it anymore. A couple of reasons for this which I'll get into in a moment. Don't get me wrong, WordPress has served me well over the years, and...

Jennifer Daniel : Design Is Capitalism

A fantastic talk about being a designer & “changing the world”. The first step is getting over yourself, just try to be a good citizen, be a good helper, just do the basic things, and in that way, you’re in the service of a good message. — Jennifer Daniel

Askew One: Hand painted multiples on paper

askewone: About to drop these on store.askew1.com at midday (NZ time) today. Hand painted multiples on paper. A.T.C.

Dontcom Archives

Because I'm lazy I'm going to leave the archives for the 'orginal' Dontcom tumblr over here. At some point I'll try to import them locally...