Hi, my name is Sam. I’m a digital craftsman who designs and builds web sites and applications.

No constraints – WordCamp Edinburgh

In November 2015 I gave a talk at WordCamp Edinburgh called "No constraints - building a minimum viable product with WordPress". I told the story of how we used WordPress to build a vision of what the University of St Andrews' web presence might look like while I was working in the Digital communications team there.
Jan 21, 2016

Progressive enhancement is not passé

Even in the advanced world of 2016 there are still reasons to build web sites that work without JavaScript. Supporting plain HTML without JavaScript to be fair is more difficult, but that doesn't mean it's not the right thing to do. I see it as a question of accessibility. Building a website that requires JavaScript for any functionality is like building a new multistory building without an elevator because almost everyone can climb stairs.
Jan 15, 2016