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The aim of CSS was to separate content and style but our layouts are as tied to our markup as ever. Grid layout has the chance to deliver a huge shift in the way we rationalise layout systems for the web and drastically reduce the complexity of the markup and styles currently required.

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Use of the icon font is in decline. Recently it’s been argued that there are many good reasons to think about not using them and switch to using SVG images instead. At the Financial Times we must provision proper fallbacks for much of the 4% of browsers that don't support SVG. As it turns out, that's hard.

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The tools we use to build interfaces for the web browser are pretty low level so if we want to compete with native applications we have to implement everything ourselves on the client-side in JavaScript. This can mean we end up with a lot of code but we can't afford to make our sites clunky.

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About Me

I'm a 29 year old web developer building new stuff at the Financial Times based in London. I specialise in crafting scalable, performance-driven code, tackle accessibility issues and keep an opinionated interest in the latest hotness. I like my tea robustly brewed, white and with no sugar, thanks!