On the boredom and misogyny of gendered bots.
What is hypertext for?
The competitive advantage of the de-industrialized workplace.
On being a woman in tech.
A talk presented at the 10th annual dConstruct conference in Brighton, England.
Observations about what makes for a good remote culture, and why it’s likely here to stay.
Publishing the hard way.
Thoughts on GitHub, discrimination, and language.
A close look at the origins and evolution of the word “meritocracy,” and the politics that our language reveals.
A responsive redesign.
Today marks my last day with Typekit.
On publishing as the beginning, not the end; the third and final part in a series of articles that expand upon my essay in Issue No. 1 of Contents.
Why editors need to know HTML; part two in a series of articles that expand upon my essay in Issue No. 1 of Contents.
The first in a series of articles that expand upon my essay in Issue No. 1 of Contents.
From Issue No. 1 of Contents Magazine.
On the occasion of the release of the fourth book from A Book Apart.
How we read is breaking ranks with how the news is made.
My thoughts on the new Readability.
On building a publishing house, and loving great content.
Of blogs and books
On the length of forever, and our role as caretakers.
Short is not a synonym for cheap.
On the release of A Book Apart’s second title, CSS3 for Web Designers from the inimitable Dan Cederholm.
On getting back to the words, and joining Typekit.
More on the new publishing, and how A Book Apart is older than it seems.
On Dieter Rams, and how long is long enough.
A new publishing venture from the people who bring you A List Apart and An Event Apart.
Of books and pens
A call for book designers to migrate to the screen.
Three announcements about the future of publishing.
On my decision to leave Norton—my home for nearly a decade— and join the ranks at Etsy.
Things I’ve learned about the act of reading.
“Work” can mean toil or slog, but it can also mean creation, opus, oeuvre.
How the name of a thing can guide you towards its use.
A suggestion that reading distractedly sometimes has its merits.
I wonder if the promise of an ebook isn’t the book but the library.
The relaunch of A Working Library, and what I’ve come to think of as a new beginning.
As I write this, I am baking bread. Or, at least, I am trying to bake bread.
Let’s pretend, for a moment, that the reading experience on the web is dependent upon an advertising economy.
From issue 278 of A List Apart.
How to read voraciously, without slipping through the looking glass.
A meditation on how the name of a text prefigures its form.
To remember is to forget.
By design, a text makes a statement as to how it should be read—or if it should be read at all.
A response to Joe Clark’s article in Scroll Magazine on reading long on the web.
Can the conversation around a book replace the act of reading it?
It is impossible to write an effective first post on a blog.