I'm working on a platform with the Public Library of Science (PLOS) in San Francisco. I'm Designer and Product Owner, and working with a talented team of approximately 15 full »

Staticness as a Symptom of an Unwell Book.

In the last years I've been constructing a set of practices around knowledge production. Its been a lego-like process. I add one brick, move it a bit, choose one of »

Building Book Production Platforms p2.

Amongst the core requirements for a Book Production Platform are the source file format and the editor, and of course they are intimately linked. The development team is usually faced »

Building Book Production Platforms p1.

There are a number of web based Book Production Platforms out there at the moment. Booktype was the first, its birth was around 2006-2007 and started as a series of »

Typography JavaScripts

A list of Javascripts for typography. Hyphenation Sweet Justice License: BSD Code: WWW: Hyphenator License: LGPL Code »

The Case for HTML Word Processors

Making a case for HTML editors as stealth Desktop Word Processors...the strategy has been so stealthy that not even the developers realised what they were building. We use all »

Whats Wrong with Markdown

Markdown (.MD) is a text format that lazy people use to write HTML. Unfortunately once those same lazies are used to the format their eyes glaze over and they start »

Why Github is Bad for Open Source

Because Github is not open source. It is like serving stuffed turkey to a vegetarian... ...because the veg is only hosted by the meat it MUST be ok to serve »

MarkDown, ugh.

MarkDown...lets call it what it is - A Less Useful MarkUp (ALUMU?)...We should also invent a new category for both ALUMU and MarkUp. I don't have a good »

Detained Text

Desktop documents such as MS Word and ODT could be called 'detained text' formats. A work might exist on the Desktop of any number of people at the same time »