Designer, developer, hardware tinkerer, open source advocate & consumer of coffee.

The personal site of designer and developer Bradley Taunt

Hello, my name is Bradley Taunt and this is my little piece of the internet. I'm a web designer / developer hybrid obsessed with performance and accessibility. I also enjoy playing with (read: breaking) computer hardware - specifically single board computers and vintage electronics.

I believe in a free and open web, which is why I try to contribute as much as possible to the open source community. Every little bit helps.

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!

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Why does this site look so plain?

The web has become infuriatingly bloated over time. Tracking scripts, third-party advertisements, fancy "visual" effects, auto-playing videos, and overall just poorly structured HTML has made the internet a horrible place to visit (most of the time). I had the choice to make my personal website "cool" and "flashy" in order to stand out among my peers. I could have used some cutting edge JavaScript libraries, impressed visitors with intricate CSS animations, and took advantage of the latest browser features available.

But I didn't. Instead I designed my site with barely any CSS and zero JavaScript.

Most visitors to this blog just want to read the content. Why put so much garbage in their way to do something so simple? The web can be a better, faster, cleaner place - you just have to make the effort.

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Popular Essays

Better Search Results
Re-imagining the way websites are displayed through search engine result pages, with a focus on user experience.


Blog Anonymously
A detailed breakdown on how to blog on the internet, while being as anonymous as possible.


Safer CSS Typefaces
Optimizing a single CSS file for headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, lists, tables, & syntax with as little code as possible.


Dear Google, I'm Blocking You from my Website
Why I no longer allow Google to index my personal website, and why others should do the same.

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