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…