Why don't all HTML elements have a src attribute?

In the middle of writing a blog post about generating placeholder text (think lipsum..coming soon) I started wondering why there is no HTML-native way to load arbitrary content into an element. API's and RESTful services are all over the web these days, but we continue to have to jump…

State of the Browser

On the 19th March I'm going to be attending "State of the Browser". It's an event hosted by the London Web Standards group for "web creators" to get the low down on up-and-coming features of the 4 modern browsers. Tickets for the event are ¬£10 and are still available on…

More life beyond the internet

Last week, whilst on my honeymoon in Cuba, I wrote this post about being disconnected, and liking it. I've been home 2 days, and haven't yet brought myself to deal with my email, read any news, or write a tweet. I've been on facebook, but that's because it's where my…

Life beyond the internet

I am a child of the internet. I remember the early(ish) days, when we had 14.4k modems and I hadn't yet discovered search engines. Always a geek, I was one of the first kids in school to get access at home. One day after doing some research for…

5 Top Resources for Twitter Success

I've been experimenting with developing my Twitter account for the last year or so, and this week I published 5 simple steps for getting from beginner to a successful Twitterer:¬†Getting Started with Twitter: 5 Simple Steps. The article is aimed largely at small companies and organisations who are looking…

The ExplicitWeb Podcast

Last week marked the launch of the 7th ExplicitWeb podcast, complete with our second guest, Rick Nunn. The show seems to be gathering strength with each new episode and I thought it about time I shared my thoughts. If you haven't heard the podcast yet, I recommend checking us out…

I've signed up to Project52

I've just signed up to Project52. Originally intended as a small group of friends supporting each other to reach their goals, there are now over 700 members and I'm really interested to see how this develops into a workable system. Last year I promised to write once a week and…

My Web Hosting Nightmare...

This past week and a half I have "moved home" in more ways than one. Not only have I had to move EVERYTHING out of the house we bought 8 months ago so that electricians can re-wire the entire place, but I have also moved this blog to a new…