Robert Brodrecht

Sometimes The Girl’s Not Easy

Some days, the girl isn’t easy to get along with, but she makes up for it when she sits down quietly beside me so we can play computer together.

UI Debugging

When you’re debugging, make sure the user interface isn’t the problem.

A Quick Lesson on Clickbait Titles. #1 Will Change Your Life.

If you wanted to know how to write a bunch of clickbait titles, this graphic will show you everything you need to know.

Performance is the New Web Standards

Since the inception of the web, there have been 4 clear eras: text, table-based design, web standards, and responsive design. The next era of the web is performance, and I think it’s already started.

Don’t Give Away Your Content

As social media and new blogging platforms proliferate, the draw of posting original content on third-party sites makes it easy for clients to neglect their own websites. Giving away your content is a strategic blunder.

Only at Apple

Only at Apple would a promotion from VP to C-Level be considered something to worry about.

No web person can write a succinct article about the latest “web is slow” discussion because web performance is horribly complex.

No web person can write a succinct article about the latest “web is slow” discussion because web performance is horribly complex.

A Rambling Discussion of Performance and The App Versus Web Debate

Several people I follow (and genuinely respect) have been subtly arguing that the web is in danger of going away in favor of native apps. I don’t buy it.

The Apple Watch

On September 9th, 2014, Apple introduced the Apple Watch. It may not be an obviously revolutionary device, but I saw a few features that could prove to be the prototypes for ways the device could change our lives.

Helvetica-like Web Font Without The Monthly Fee

I spent part of my morning trying to find a shop that could license for Helvetica Neue for web fonts outright, without subscribing to a monthly plan. I came up empty, but all is not lost.