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The Vowels of Design

posted on Sep 11, 2010.

Vowels are an critical part of language. Without them, we could not form the words that are the basis of our communication. The same idea also applies to certain concepts in design. In this article, I want to look at five fundamental concepts that could be called the “vowels” of design.

More Thoughts on Language and Coding for the Web

posted on Mar 9, 2010.

In this second article on the relationship between human languages and coding for the web, I will consider issues of linguistic evolution, language families, syntax and the way all of these things relate to coding for the web. I will also make a bold suggestion about your ability to code, even if you’ve never written a single line in your life!

Language and Metaphor: An Alternate View on Coding for the Web

posted on Mar 5, 2010.

Coding websites is often thought of as being a highly technical craft, but that fact remains that the foundation of all coding is the languages that are used to do it. In this first post in a two part series, we are going to take a different view of coding for the web, by looking at various coding languages as they relate to actual, human language.

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