Gaunt Face

New Site, New Approach

Gaunt Face Home Page with Full-screen Image

I’ve started working on a new version of my site and I’m aiming to work on a range of problems / areas where my current site sucks.

Static Site

Originally the redesign was a static site, largely to see what …

Cordova + Web Best Practices v2.0

Cordova + Yeoman

My oh my doesn’t time fly, a little while a go I wrote a blog post on how to get Cordova and Yeoman to work together bringing the best practices of the web to Cordova based applications.

Well times have …

Raspberry Pi Adventure – Day 2

Raspberry Pi in PiBow Case and Vesa Mount

One of the nice things about the Pi, is how small it is, meaning it’s easy to find a spot for it to live, well you could if it wasn’t for those pesky cables.

That’s why I opted for wifi …

D-Pad Navigation in a Web App 2.0

Google TV + D-Pad Demo

A little over a year ago I wrote D-Pad Navigation in a Web App. The biggest problem was it required a lot of work to get things going, so I spent a few days rewriting some of the logic into …

Translucent Theme in Android

Non Translucent and Translucent Android ActionBar

One of the new features in KitKat is the Translucent UI, where you have the ability to sit behind status and navigation bars, meaning you can have the subtle change shown above (left side is normal, right side is the …

Raspberry Pi Adventure – Day 1

Raspberry Pi in Wooden PiBow Case Close Up

They say when you start doing something new, you should blog about it.

Hence my on-going log of Raspberry Pi use and development.

The goal of this is to basically serve as a home server, nothing heavy, but anything that …

‘Focusing’ on the Web Today

Checkbox States Masthead

Adding a focus state to your UI is great for accessibility on desktop, devices requiring remote control input or phones with multiple input methods, i.e. a scroll ball.

Some elements, most notably form fields, will add an outline when a …

Spatial Navigation & Opera

Focus States

Desktop Opera

On Opera’s site it mentions that spatial navigation should be enabled and Shift + Arrow will focus elements on the page.

This doesn’t really work as I’d expect, it won’t just start focusing.

I ended up using tab …

Desktop Site and the Viewport

Desktop Viewport Cheatsheet

The viewport came and gave web developers a way to determine the best way to support mobile devices.

But what exactly happens when you define a viewport width and initial scale for a desktop site?

It’s hard to visualise what …

Royal Parks Half Marathon

Runner Image

Well it was an experience!

I thoroughly enjoyed the event, the sun was out in London as the 16,000 people descended on Hyde Park to take part.

My time came in at 1:50:26 which I was insanely happy about as …

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