HeydonWorks

The works and workings of Heydon, a designer and writer.

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  1. HTML Is Broken

    Yes, HTML is broken (see title ↑). Anyone who has used HTML on a big project knows it. Just the other day, I went to code a submit button for…

  2. Accessibility, The Free Market, and Punching Nazis While Sitting Down

    Before Hitler set about exterminating Jewish people, he practiced on the disabled. The Aktion T4 programme was particularly fond of administering “involuntary euthanasia” to children. Parents were tricked into relinquishing…

  3. Working For People

    2016 has not been an exemplary year in some ways. What with the anti-intellectualism and fascism and kleptocracy and all. And you know what? I’m not completely convinced everything’s going…

  4. Signs You May Be A Designer, Not Just A Coder

    You spend more time contemplating and discussing code than you do writing it. You spend more time thinking about how the end product affects users than you do about how…

  5. Designer Is Not A Profession

    Design is a wonderful thing. It’s an integral part of how we work to shape the world around us. But it is not a discrete profession or occupation. We are…

  6. Aria-Controls is Poop

    We need to talk about aria-controls. It’s poorly supported, does very little, and does what it does when it does badly. It is poop and we rely on it way…