Jens O. Meiert (Google, W3C, O’Reilly) on professional web design, web development, accessibility, and usability (and then some). Researching and documenting what makes the perfect website since 1999.
It’s been quiet around DRM lately so I like to share my opinion, in brief: DRM doesn’t belong into nor anywhere near HTML. For one, HTML is a language to describe documents and, since HTML 5, applications. I don’t deem DRM in scope for HTML…
I wrote a new book! Not about web development, again, not about philosophy or social sciences, yet, but about all the different activities I’ve been doing over the last few years, in all my infinite free time. And what I learned in one hundred of them.
I read 10-15 books a month. As I’ve been doing this for a few years and thus developed a routine, I thought it could be interesting to share a few notes, tips, and quirks. I remember how hard it can be to even read 1 book a month.
We had an interesting thread about breadcrumbs on W3C’s public-html the other day. At first just targeting delimiters, it spawned a debate about the appropriate markup. Here’s my view on breadcrumbs in HTML.
Cost is an interesting topic. Oftentimes we think of cost as in “this costs so-and-so much.” Like, the software license costs $2,500. Or three man hours cost $450. I’m not an economist but I like to think of this as something like primary cost. Yet, there’s more…
I was revising my Google+ posts the other day. In there I rediscovered a good number of quotes. What connected most of them was that they were related to my studies. And when I was looking at them, I found, they sort of tell a little story.
What makes a good driver? I don’t know. I’ve driven a few thousand kilometers, have worked on my skills, I fit stereotypes—and yet I also screwed up. I’m probably just a driver who cares. But still! A few ideas on what could make people better drivers.
But not here, on onethousandthankyous.org.
Do your projects suffer from URL inconsistency? I just noticed mine do. I also noticed that I did some unnecessary things, like omitting protocols when they were useful. And I noticed that I’ve seen similar problems in corporate projects before. So I jotted down a quick “policy.”
I meet people who think that mass surveillance, as with NSA and GCHQ spying, is okay because they don’t have anything to worry about. The argument is either that they don’t have anything to hide or that what they’re doing is not important enough. This thinking is problematic.
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Jens O. Meiert is specialized in usable, high quality web design and development.
Not just since his current world travels is he also growing his expertise as adventurer and social philosopher.