Thord D. Hedengren is an author and columnist, as well as an entrepreneur and designer of things. He writes fiction, short and long, as well as columns and essays that explore how technology shapes our present and near future. His stories has appeared in anthologies such as Haunted Futures and Cthulhu Lies Dreaming. He has also written the novella Ashen Sky, and has a novel due late 2017.
Thord, who’s often known as TDH, has written several technical books for John Wiley & Sons, inclusing the successful Smashing WordPress (culminating in the fourth edition) series. He has also edited sites like The Blog Herald, Devlounge, and Wisdump, and appeared regularly in Web Designer UK magazine. Thord has also edited several Swedish publications for IDG, and been a regular contributor to the Swedish edition of Macworld and its sister magazines. He’s also appeared in newspapers, podcasts, and several entertainment and gadget magazines. Thord is currently writing a column for Di Digital.
Thord is a public speaker and has appeared at several conferences. He organized the first ever WordCamp in Sweden (2010), and then again in 2012, as well as co-organized in 2016. He’s spoken at Sweden’s largest conference for tech, Internetdagarna, multiple times. Thord appeared on stage with Jeffrey Zeldman and Håkon Wium Lie, among others, at MakingWeb (2013) in Oslo.
Once upon at time, Thord owned both a small publishing imprint, and a clothing brand. He also used to run Sweden’s largest video gaming network, has written several role-playing games, a book about the Sega Dreamcast, and recorded gritty music with his brother Stefan.
Thord owns and operates several companies, such as the Odd Alice agency. He is also an advisor and sometimes co-founder for startups, like the crowdsourced tech support company Tech Troopers, as well as the writing app BlankPage. Thord also runs Kontent Media, a Swedish experiment in publishing, as well as Pale Publishing and its upcoming imprint, Monograph Books.
Thord lives in Stockholm, Sweden, with his girlfriend Malin, and dog Paazu.
Get in touch
- Email: tdh (at) tdh.se
- @tdh on Twitter
You can also find Thord at these places online, but please understand that you might not get an immediate reply.
You don’t need to ask for permission to quote something on this site, or to use any of the PR images or book covers (see below). However, please keep your quotes reasonable and to the point, and provide a link back to the source.
PR images and book covers
If you need a photo of Thord to illustrate your story, feel free to use any of the ones below. Please host it on your own server if your publication is online, and make sure to credit the photographer if possible. A link to TDH.me is always appreciated.
- “Serious whisky drinker Thord” by Björn Falkevik: color, b/w
- “Smug whisky drinker Thord” by Björn Falkevik: color, b/w
- “Plain ol’ mugshot Thord” by Alexander Danling: low resolution
Book covers can be found at the book’s respective page (archive). Please provide a link back if possible.
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Several types of software and services has been used to design and develop the TDH sites over the years. The current version, discussed more in-depth here, used the following tools:
- Textastic (iOS/Mac) and Brackets (Mac) code editors.
- Pixelmator (iOS/Mac) for graphic tweaks. Sketch (Mac), Adobe Illustrator (Mac), and Adobe Creative Cloud (iOS/Mac/web) for vector graphics and tweaks.
- Typekit (web) for fonts.
- Tower (Mac) and Working Copy (iOS) for git, Bitbucket for git hosting, with DeployHQ for deployment.
The current setup, focusing on hardware and software overall, can be found here.
This is the first version since merging TDH.me (originally published in 2009 and replacing tdhedengren.com) and TDH.se, the previous Swedish site, on this very domain. Read more about the thoughts behind this in the announcement post.
TDH is written and published by Thord D. Hedengren. All rights are reserved, but feel free to quote freely as stated above.