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)
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.
Enjoy your stay!
Shipping microSD cards: micro-os.org
I run a personal, solo venture at micro-os.org. It initially started out as a small passion project to help those with less access to tech, but quickly gained more of my focus over time.
More details can be found on the website itself, but the TL;DR:
microSD card(s) preloaded with your operating system of choice for Raspberry Pi devices - packaged and delivered right to your doorstep.
Curating website members: 1mb.club / xhtml.club
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
The web is a bloated mess. 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.
Popular essays & thought experiments:
Better Search Results
A UX experiment and case study re-thinking the design of search result layouts.
Tips and tricks on how to blog anonymously across the interwebs.
Frugal Web Browser
A design experiment exploring the concept of a performance-focused web browser.