Josh Tumath

I’m a 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 worked professionally as a Web developer, but am now deep in my studies.

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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DRM on the Web: Mozilla lost, but they had to

If you thought there was still a shred of hope that EME would never be supported in all major browsers, I’m afraid that all changes as of today. Mozilla have announced that they’ve had to back down and support EME in Firefox. They originally vowed to stand against it, but it’s become clear that it’s implementation and use on Web site is increasing too much for them to boycott it now. Continue reading