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The web, design, and accessibility

I’m Martin, a user interface and interaction designer, lover of HTML and CSS, and co-founder of Frontend NE. Here’s a wee bit more about me and what I’m up to.


If you prefer to dive straight in rather than see the full blog, here are a couple of my favourite articles to get you started:

  1. Why you should (almost) always underline your links

    A link should look like the text around it, but with a couple of differences: maybe a bit of colour and (almost) always an underline.

  2. When design breaks semantics

    Semantic HTML is great. But sometimes following the rules is tricky. Grab a cuppa and let me tell you a story about links that look like buttons.


There are a few topics that really interest me:

  • Accessibility is about designing and building web interfaces that can be used by everyone, something I feel very strongly about
  • Designing smart, usable interfaces, journeys and interactions is what I do best, and I enjoy analysing others’ great design
  • Frontend development is a huge passion of mine; HTML and CSS in particular, but anything from Git to npm

Have a look at the full list of subjects I write about.


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