Welcome to tdarb.org. Enjoy your visit!

User interface designer, developer & Raspberry Pi tinkerer

Hello, my name is Brad Taunt and this is my little piece of the internet. I’m a UI/UX designer obsessed with performance and accessibility. I also enjoy playing with (read: breaking) computer hardware – specifically single board computers and vintage electronics. You can learn more details about me here - including my goofy looking portrait for visual reference (in case you need to avoid me in public)

You might be wondering why this website has no CSS - which might seem odd since I am a designer - but luckily I’ve written about the merits of a world without CSS or JavaScript that helps shed some light on my decision to go CSS-less. Maybe that article will convince you to do the same. Less web bloat is always a good thing!

I believe in a free and open web, which is why I try to contribute as much as possible to the open source community and create my own libre software products.

This blog is a place for me to just dump my thoughts, ranging from design patterns, CSS hacks/demos, custom SBC builds, linux distros and even video games.

Articles written here are more or less for my own reference in the future – don’t take them so seriously. Some of my more popular and “customized” essays are listed below, if that’s your cup of tea.

If you’re interested, I also curate the exclusive membership groups 1mb.club and XHTML.club. The web is a bloated mess and I created these ever-growing directories to showcase websites that care about respecting their users’ time and resources. Feel free to submit your own personal sites or projects if they fit within the restrictions of these “exclusive” clubs.

Simplicity is a great virtue but it requires hard work to achieve it and education to appreciate it. And to make matters worse: complexity sells better.

– Edsger Wybe Dijkstra

Essays & thought experiments