First things first, I'm Charles Peters and I’m a designer. I could spend hours talking about typography, writing code, and getting to the bottom of things.

I work for Black Pixel.

You can usually find me pouring over articles about PostCSS, Node or Ember.js or losing it on Twitter. For the most part, semantics, modularity, details keep me up late into the night working. I think I'm way too obsessive and passionate (completely insane) for my my own good. Right now I'm working on some pretty interesting stuff with Node (well to me anyway).

Let's see, what else? Uh, I have made a few icons before. I also blog over on a site called where I talk about web design, front-end development and client services; usually without as much profanity as you might find here. I am starting a podcast called Viewsources about front-end development and design. I hope you listen.


All the content of this site is being built through Metalsmith and assets built with Gulp.

The Value of Design

For the last couple of weeks there's been a lot of conversation about a bait-and-switch company and about doing free work. And they all make amazing points in


It is no secret that I am often cynical and at other times radically depressed. Somewhere along the way I find it really helpful to know that life is composed

The Day Robots Came Alive

This side of the earth lazily drifted back toward the sun and then suddenly rushed into the clatter of my alarm on my phone. In the midst of finding the snooze

How We Learn

When I was 16, I read an interview about Beck. He learned to play guitar in such a peculiar way. He started with a single string on his guitar: the top string

Command Line Phobia

I like to learn. Probably that’s what I spend 80% of my time doing on the web: just learning. Whether it’s jQuery tutorials or a screencasts or Lynda videos, I