456 Berea Street highlights of 2007

Time for the annual look back at what I’ve written here during the year that is almost at an end. I’ve been doing this recap since 2004, and it’s always interesting to browse through my archives looking for articles that received many comments, were linked to a lot, or caused a bit of discussion. I always run into one or two that I had almost forgotten about.

This year I haven’t posted quite as many articles as the previous couple of years. I simply haven’t had the time to write. It is partly due to the size of my family being increased in June – having a baby to take care of consumes a lot of time and energy, though it’s also a lot of fun. I have also been very busy building websites at my dayjob. So busy that when I get home I don’t feel particularly excited about spending another couple of hours in front of the computer.

Anyway, I have managed to write a few articles that I think are worth reminding regular readers about and pointing new readers to. Not as many as some years, but enough to keep you occupied for a little while if you read them all, including the comments.

Thanks for reading, everybody! Here’s the list:

And while you read those articles I’ll be taking a couple of weeks off from working, blogging, and responding to email. Instead I will be spending some time with my family and my game consoles.

See you next year!

Posted on December 21, 2007 in Web General


  1. I have nothing else to say but: Thanks! It has been another year of excellent resources and articles, and I look forward to what you bring to the table in the coming year.

  2. Thanks for another great year of articles Roger! Yours is definitely my favourite of all the web design related blogs that I read :) Hope you have a great Christmas and new year.

  3. Instead I will be spending some time with my family and my game consoles.

    How touching. I miss my game consoles too. :) Have a Merry Christmas and we look forward to more great articles in 2008!

  4. Thanks for writing and inspiring! Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

  5. Happy holidays

  6. merry christmas, and a good new year 2008 - thanks for posting, remembering, advancing horizons, helping, answering,…..!

    p.s.: i especially like the “.. game consoles”. shows that you are human ;)

  7. December 23, 2007 by Saurabh

    Thanks for the blog and the list, and happy christmas! One quibble: a poll by comment? Couldnt you have come up with a few radiobuttons :-)?

  8. Thanks for all your hard work, great writing, inspiration, and of course your support in our quest for a better, more accessible web. Happy New Year, Roger. I hope your 2008 is GR8.

    Holiday cheers. Mike

  9. Good work Roger over the last year. Keep it up!

    Seasons Greetings!

  10. You, Roger, you really kick ass. I’m a regular visitor of your blog from 3 months only, but since then I’ve read a huge quantity of your old articles.

    Thanks for inspiring, for all good practices you teach us, for remembering what web professional means.

    Merry christmas and Happy New Year from Bulgaria. Radoslav

  11. Roger, congratulations and thanks for all your excellent articles (even if I fail completely to see how you can have trouble reading light-on-dark when it’s proven to be easier). I’ve learned a lot and continue to be amazed at how flawlessly and stylishly you write compared to most of us Anglos. Disgustingly impressive.

    PS: Fix your Google ad bar, which overflows its container in my Firefox (1024px width, default font 13px but nothing else changed).

  12. Thank you for the excellent articles in 2007 and wishing you a ricking 2008. Continue to educate us with fine web development articles…

  13. December 27, 2007 by Rich Wilson

    As a fellow member of the New Parent club, I’m impressed that you do anything remotely work related outside your day job.

  14. Thanks for the articles, I’ve a family of one and i barely find the time to write anything. Here’s to you.

  15. Roger, thank you so much for the look back at 2007. Your contributions to the web design community are outstanding. Best wishes to you and your family in 2008.

  16. Thanks for all the great articles man and best luck for 2008!

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