Just showing those marked as Musings

On cooking a Cashew Nut Roast for Christmas dinner

A time honoured recipe, a classic piece of folk wisdom, and a small revelation.

The magic elf

On the pleasant unexpectedness of how others view oneself.

Headless CMS with Contentful and Next.js

On being pleasantly surprised when using some new tech.

Twenty five years making websites

I built my first website in June 1996, and I haven't looked back. Until now of course.

The intern test

Design your editing screens to help guide a new editor through the process as much as possible from the start.

Verbose in the code, simple in the UI

Keep your UI field names simple for the CMS editor, whilst protecting against namespace collisions in the code.

Favour consistency over novelty

Ease the cognitive load by reusing familiar patterns.

UX for the CMS user

Tips which I find make life that little bit easier and understandable for CMS editors, and hopefully lead to better websites all round.

Thoughts on life after fffunction

Some thoughts on coming out of a seven year long stint as owner and technical director of UX agency fffunction.