Fuzzy Logic

Hi – I’m Laurence Hughes, a Glaswegian web developer creating responsive websites which balance design, technology and accessibility. I also make music, play records and ping pongs. This is my online home; a playground for coding fun and place to share thoughts on the web, music and more.

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Swipey image grids (on cassie.codes)

A lovely post by Cassie Evans in which she demonstrates that SVG is not just for icons and illustrations. You might also reach for it to create a responsive, animated grid of images.

we have another grid at our disposal. SVG has its own internal coordinate system and it's responsive by design.

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Design-ish systems (by Ethan Marcotte)

Here’s an interesting new article from Ethan Marcotte, in which he muses on better ways to think about Design Systems based on his recent experience.

Once you’ve identified the root causes, you’ll be in a far, far better place to choose the right things — and, more importantly, to create a system that finally supports your design.

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Building a resilient frontend using progressive enhancement (on GOV.UK)

GOV.UK’s guidance on developing using progressive enhancement is pretty great in all departments. It begins with this solid advice:

you should start by making your page work with just HTML, before adding anything else like Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and JavaScript. This is because HTML is the most resilient layer. If the HTML fails there’s no web page. Should the CSS or JavaScript fail, the HTML will still render correctly.

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I’ve started reading Recursion by Blake Crouch.

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