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Malarkey is Andy Clarke, a UK based designer, author and speaker who has a passion for design, CSS and web accessibility.

Andy has been working on the web for almost ten years. He is a visual web designer and author and he founded Stuff and Nonsense in 1998. Andy regularly writes about creating beautiful, accessible web sites and he speaks at events worldwide. Andy is the author of Transcending CSS: The Fine Art of Web Design, published by New Riders in 2006.

Colly tells porky pies

It's not true, no not a word, no really

Over on Digital Web, Carolyn Wood asked Colly,

Andy Clarke said recently that what always impressed him about sites designed by you is that you don't limit yourself to the normal CSS layout conventions. What are some sites you've created that you think stepped outside of the normal boxes?

To which Colly replied,

He's a nice man, isn't he? I have a photo of him coming out of a sex shop in Nottingham, you know? ...

And after everything we've been through together [sob].


  1. #1 On December 5, 2006 07:09 PM Carolyn said:

    He actually went on and on about it for paragraphs, and tried to get me to actually publish the photos, but I've got principles!

  2. #2 On December 5, 2006 07:19 PM Colly said:

    You're not even denying it! Or explaining why you were in there!

    I might publish it...

  3. #3 On December 6, 2006 09:40 AM Ben Darlow said:

    Yes Malarkey, you've some explaining to do. Just what were you doing in Nottingham!?

  4. #4 On December 6, 2006 10:01 AM Malarkey said:

    @ Ben Darlow: I think that the question we should be asking is "why was Colly stalking me?" ;)

  5. #5 On December 6, 2006 04:20 PM Colly said:


    Malarkey at the Adult Shop

  6. #6 On December 6, 2006 05:21 PM David Horn said:

    Correlating this post with Colly's companion post it seems that you went to an Adult Shop just prior to England's exit from the World Cup. Was this to ensure at least one satisfying climax to the day?

  7. #7 On December 8, 2006 02:30 AM Matt Robin said:

    Err...Andy...a sex shop....never!!

    And what the HELL were you doing in Nottingham? I'm just disgusted!


  8. #8 On December 10, 2006 07:49 PM James John Malcolm said:

    And most importantly Andy, you've let yourself down.

  9. #9 On December 10, 2006 08:46 PM Malarkey said:

    @ James: Yup, you're right, I should not have been wearing a pink shirt on the way to an England match! ;)

    Before my readership in the Bible belt shrivells away completely, as was revealed over at Collylogic, that little devil Colly and I were on the way to watch the match in the pub, when I popped inside said shop to use the cash machine. When I came out, Colly was waiting with a camera! I knew that one would catch up with me sooner or later ;)

  10. #10 On December 18, 2006 04:54 PM milo said:

    Finally someone caught him ;)

  11. #11 On December 21, 2006 10:15 PM bumble said:

    [...] think stepped outside of the normal boxes?

    A sex shop? That does not really step out of the normal boxes... ;)

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