HeydonWorks

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

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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. Writing Less Damn Code

    I’m not the most talented coder in the world. No, it’s true. So I try to write as little code as possible. The less I write, the less there is…

  4. Star Trek TNG: First Impressions

    Star Trek: The Next Generation was on TV in the UK when I was a little younger than Wesley Crusher, but I never watched it properly. I’ve started watching it…

  5. Responses To The Screen Reader Strategy Survey

    In September of last year, I decided I wanted to hear stories about how screen reader users access The Web. I suspected, as a sighted web user, I made a…

  6. Progressive Enhancement Makes Me Sad

    There’s been a lot of talk lately in favour of progressive enhancement and ‘universal’ (isomorphic) applications. Apparently, server rendering increases performance, robustness, and the parsability and interoperability of content. I…