Jens Oliver Meiert on philosophy, adventure, arts, and web development. Sometimes based on temper, usually on thinking.
In my book a website embeds all those third party share and like and +1 scripts, whether from Facebook or from Twitter or from Google (or from AddThis) like this: <div id=social></div>. That’s it. The reason for this brevity is maintainability.
After we identified inherent problems of working with agencies, let’s look at some of our options. We may still need to hire an agency after all, or make the best out of an existing project. The leg work we’ve done in the first part will help us keep this brief…
I started my career in a small agency, I later worked for a big agency, and I at other times collaborated with or managed agency staff. I’ve never enjoyed working for nor with agencies. That was not because of the people, but because of some inherent issues…
From using graphs for better understanding to confirming fundamentals for saner coding.
We need more defenses against the growing assaults on our rights and privacy. In a world in which most happens electronically, one such defense gets surprisingly little attention: Everything electronic can be forged.
For much of Google’s life time there have been few Google web pages of high code quality. That had changed over the last years, but now there are regressions. On the rise and fall of Google’s websites.
Why we should minimize repetition in style sheets—perhaps through using declarations just once—, focus more on CSS optimization, and consider that avoiding problems is also a way of solving them.
I keep on seeing people advocate to sort declarations “by type.” And every time I wonder, why is this idea still going around? Type sorting is extraordinarily ineffective, for it’s extremely slow and consistently unreliable…
I’m quite fine with jumping from something trivial to something very serious, but not the other way around. So this post is intentionally left blank.
We need net neutrality, and we need to insist on net neutrality. Everywhere, not just in the United States. Throttling internet access, or charging select content providers extra, much appears like a brazen combination of profiteering, extortion, and, effectively, censorship.
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Jens Oliver Meiert is a German author, philosopher, adventurer, artist, and web developer.
As a philosopher in spe Jens still sharpens his profile through the respectful study of philosophy, psychology, social sciences, &c.
As a web developer Jens is specialized in complex international websites (Google), works on standards (W3C), and writes for technical publishers (O’Reilly, Webdesign mit CSS).