Josh Tumath

I’m a final year student from Chester in the United Kingdom studying Computer Science at Aberystwyth University. I’m an advocate for Web standards, which you’ll typically find me ranting about discussing. In the past, I’ve had work experience and worked professionally as a Web developer, but am now deep in my studies (or distracting myself from them by playing Cities: Skylines, which is a very awesome game, by the way).

I also like to write about the Web, so I do occasionally write articles on here to give my views on the latest events or on the OWP in general. You can find them on my blog.

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Is responsive Web design not possible on “real” Web apps?

There have been many times that I hear people say: responsive Web design cannot be done on “real” Web applications or Web sites that want to provide a rich, content-heavy user experience. Is that really so? Is that really the pessimistic attitude we should have towards our ever-evolving Open Web Platform?

Today, I updated my Web site to the latest version of WordPress. Version 3.8 has a new admin dashboard that is completely responsive. Now I can edit any page of my Web site, change the theme, disable plug-ins or anything else using any small-screened device. My smartphone is not being treated as a second-class citizen.

But you could say that WordPress’s admin dashboard has only very simple functionality. One argument against RWD-everywhere is that Web site’s with more complex features and designs cannot be translated into RWD. Doesn’t RWD require us to “dumb-down” our Web pages in order for it to be possible? Continue reading

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Should Software Engineering be like Law and Medicine?

One of the developers I follow on Twitter who works on the Rust compiler posted an interesting thought today:

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