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  • Comment pushing

    A proposal: if you add a comment to a blog you can choose to be notified when more comments are added to that post. Specifically, you wouldn’t be notified each time a comment is added, just once until you’ve re-visited the post, after which you will be notified…

  • Blacklisting comment spam

    Everyone’s talking about it, everyone’s getting it: the evil that is comment spam. I have implemented a blacklist technique which I’ve added to a growing decentralised web of trust.

  • Accessify

    Ian Lloyd has kindly asked me to fill in at Accessify while he and Manda continue their world tour. So if you come across or have any accessiblity links you think the world should know about, then please leave a comment or drop me a line.

  • On decentralized blacklists

    Do not merge other people’s comment spam blacklists with your own list. By keeping individual’s contributions separate, we have decentralization at work and this important for maintaining the integrity of a blacklist web of trust.

  • This blog is backwards

    When I started this blog, I built the CMS myself. Not using off-the-shelf software meant designing and building things like next/previous links and comments. But it seems I got it wrong – should I change things and go with convention?

  • Reserved comment names

    Inspired by some recent nefarious posts, I have reserved my name for all future comments. From now on all comments posted by ‘Rich’ will be from me. The system is far from foolproof, but for now I’m satisfied that one would have to put at least some effort in…

  • No more referrers

    I’ve removed the referrers list until I work out how to filter out all the spam. The situation was manageable until this weekend, when I got bombarded with porn links. So if you have any filtering ideas, please leave a comment or get in touch directly.

  • Welcome to the world

    Heartfelt congratulations to Marcus and Mie on the birth of their baby boy, Oliver Beard. According to our new Dad, Mother and baby are ‘perfect’. Welcome to the world Oliver [pithy comment about current state of the world removed].

  • It begins

    Due to popular demand the clagnut blog is here. This is post number one.I will be adding some comment facilities assuming I’m actually getting some traffic, but that’s for the future. For now it’s thanks and apologies to all the people I’ve borrowed…

  • Recent mark-up chatter

    I’ve contributed my two penn’orth to a couple of interesting HTML related posts.

  • Strictly necessary?

    Dan’s latest SimpleQuiz asks the question ‘When using the XHTML 1.0 Strict doctype, how would you launch links in a new window?.’ The problem to overcome is that the target attribute is deprecated and not available in XHTML 1.0 Strict. We’re not talking…

  • Internationalisation test

    Stuart has posted a reminder of a useful trick for confirm that your application properly handles international characters.

  • Perfect client

    Discussion on the perfect client, demonstrated by a great little project we did for the IBM GCat team.

  • Hidden magnetron

    The Undetectables are a company specializing in hiding mobile phone masts in existing architecture, such as chimneys and churches; clever stuff. If p. g. wodehouse had a blog (and others) over at lying mo’ fo’. Those of you with enough time on your hands to have…

  • Centering text on the longest line

    The Web Typography project continues to proceed, albeit at a glacial pace. One of the reasons for the slow progress is guidelines such as this: “verse quotations should be centered on the longest line”.

  • Web Typography Sucks

    So Mark and I gave our presentation yesterday at South by Southwest. The slides and some references are online, along with a recording of the session and its transcription.

  • Skinny images in Safari

    It seems that some of the images on Clagnut are being rendered as skinny strips in Safari 1.2. I’m confused as to why.

  • Back soon

    I’m off mountain biking for a week. In the meantime I’ve added an archive to Clagnut and made some fundamental changes to the RSS feed, discovering FeedDemon along the way.

  • National Organic Week

    I love to cook. Part of the pleasure of cooking is working with fine ingredients which is why I choose to tell you that this week is national organic week.

  • Apostrophe s

    Why is the humble apostrophe so regularly misused and why are hairdressers so often the culprits? Ladie’s perm’s at half price (As the Guardian readers’ editor points out, journalists who should know better also get it wrong.) Apostrophes have two…

  • Gravatars

    So I was perusing Joshuaink, John Oxton’s splendidly autumnal blog, and spotted that some of the commenters had small images next to their names, making the comments easy to scan for your favourite personality. In itself not a new idea but…

  • d.Construct Thursday socials

    The d.Construct conference in Brighton is approaching rapidly (don’t I just know it; so much to do, so little time) and many attendees are coming down on the Thursday. As such, attendees are looking for places and people to meet on Thursday evening.

  • Variable fixed width layout

    There’s a different approach to web page layout which is gradually getting some traction. The idea is that the layout is changed to best accommodate the window size.

  • Machine tags and ISBNs

    Discussion of the evolution of triple tags to machine tags, in particular Flickr’s handling thereof, and how best to represent an ISBN in machine tag format.

  • How to size text using ems

    Text for the screen is sized with CSS in terms of pixels, ems or keywords. Pixels is easy, keywords are well documented. That leaves ems. I will now attempt to show you how ems can be as quick and easy to use as pixels.

  • Font embedding survey

    Thomas Phinney, Adobe’s Fonts Product Manager for & Global Typography has posted a survey asking Web designers/developers about different implementations of font-face.

  • More on fixed widths

    Fixed versus liquid design is an emotive debate. Liquid layout seems more intuitive, appropriate and elegant but is not without issues. However many concerns can be addressed with little or no compromise.

  • The trouble with font classifications

    I want to design a new way for visual designers to find fonts which specifically suit their needs and the needs of their clients. This means approaching things by way of a user-centred design process. And I need your help.

  • I’m back

    And there are photos. And a list of what’s been happening: Odeon crapsters, AMG retrograde, per-site stylesheets, disabling IE6 imagebar, Mozilla security flaw, Malarkey forms, Colly links, Gmail whitelist, XHTML to RSS and fantasy footie.