Jens O. Meiert on web development, adventure, philosophy, and arts. Mostly based on research and experience, sometimes not.
A professional web developer focuses on at least ten things in his work. That’s the populist claim Code Responsibly has made since 2008. It was time to explain why these things matter.
I’ve written about what I deem important in order to quit and travel the world. One of the points I called out was “Planning and Preparation,” and it’s what I like to explore a bit more here.
Last December I launched Animated Traffic. Animated Traffic is an experiment that allows me to both play with photo animations and document my eternal journey. The material, as of this moment, made for 302 posts covering 4 continents…
I’ve just elaborated about research and production code, and why that distinction matters. And I hinted at but put off another distinction: that between web documents and web apps. Pronounced distinction seems important to protect existing document practices…
Web development is at a point at which we need to make more fundamental distinctions. One of them is a more determined one between web documents and web apps, another one is between research and production code…
Less known but more useful than Meiert’s Law of Traffic Congestion.
Frankly, on fears.
In web development, just as in other fields, it can easily appear as if there are clear-cut solutions for everything. That’s at least the case for many of us neurotic perfectionists, as our world is built on clear-cut solutions. Alas, there aren’t always, and here are five general questions to consider.
I love reading, and over time I’ve been lucky to read many useful, and then a handful quite extraordinary books. Here I like to share my current non-fiction favorites: The Nature of Personal Reality, Getting More, Public Opinion, and three (3!) more.
Hyperlinks and the underlying ubiquitous <a> elements are what make the Web. Just a few weeks back, Christian Heilmann wrote a little about why and how links are important; here it’s about accessibility aspects.
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Jens O. Meiert is an expert web developer who’s specialized in large-scale international websites (Google), who works on standards (W3C), and who writes for technical publications (O’Reilly, Webdesign mit CSS).
Jens is a hobbyist philosopher who has studied hundreds of works about philosophy, psychology, social sciences, &c. And he’s a hobbyist artist who experiments with animated photography, technical curiosities, and performance art.