2016

Chinese language on the web

If you hadn’t realised by now, I am Chinese. I was born in Malaysia, then studied and now work in Singapore. Like many others with similar backgrounds, we speak both English and Chinese with native fluency, plus a smattering of...

Fun with CSS: NBA edition

This is my second “Fun with CSS” post, maybe this should become a series. But anyway, I had watched the video of Ethan Marcotte’s talk at An Event Apart called Laziness in the Time of Responsive Design, and was fascinated...

Fun with CSS: TechLadies edition

So there’s this thing going on known as the TechLadies Bootcamp. TechLadies is a community-led initiative for women in Asia to connect, learn, and advance as programmers in the tech industry (I lifted that verbatim from the website 😛). I...

Tim Brown on Shoptalk Ep. 218

Episode 218 of Shoptalk featured an audio clip by one of my favourite designers, Tim Brown. It’s a short clip, but it really resonated with me, and I thought I’d share it with everyone. You should really listen to the...

Web designers, can you speak web?

To start things off, let me state my position. This house proposes that because HTML and CSS are the language of the web, it is mandatory for anyone who wishes to design for the web to understand the relationship between...

2015

Drupal 101: Improving the content authoring experience

Episode 101 of Jen Simmons’ wonderful podcast The Web Ahead featured content strategist Eileen Webb. Good stuff from start to finish, you should really check it out. There was one particular point that resonated with me, when they talked about...

A better web design process

The web is not print. I’m definitely not the first person to write about this. Just google that phrase and you’ll find pages of articles that revolve around this topic dated more than a decade ago. But even today, more...

The one where I grok jQuery

My next assignment was actually with the very first client I ever worked with. Repeat client! This time, the task was to revamp two key sections of the website. If you read my previous account of the first project, you...