Jens Oliver Meiert

January 2007

QA: On Errors, and Why Paying for Errors Pays Off

A pseudo-scientific approach to improve websites and services, and that is applicable almost anywhere.

Post from January 20, 2007, filed under and .

1 + 1 = 3: Explaining Busyness and Background Noise on Websites

“1 + 1 = 3 (or more)” is an important design effect described by Josef Albers and Edward Tufte. It means that two elements in close proximity cause a visible interaction…

Post from January 18, 2007, filed under .

Web Design: 15 Important Research Findings You Should Know

A small selection of research findings related to web design, usability, and accessibility, most of them obtained from Human Factors International. With some of them being known, others may add to the understanding of our profession.

Post from January 13, 2007, filed under and .

Internet Explorer Filter or Hack Using Character Escapes

Searching for a valid and “safe” way to circumnavigate an ugly layout problem in Internet Explorer I discovered the following filter that does not work in [IE ≤6].

Post from January 9, 2007, filed under .

Evangelists, Focus on Standard Ad Code

On the quality of online ad code, and what we could do.

Post from January 7, 2007, filed under .

“nofollow” Still Considered Harmful

Well, nofollow is crap.

Post from January 6, 2007, filed under .

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Cover: 100 Things I Learned as an Everyday Adventurer.

Perhaps my most interesting book: 100 Things I Learned as an Everyday Adventurer (2013). During my time in the States I started trying everything. Everything. Then I noticed that wasn’t only fun, it was also useful. Available at Amazon, Apple Books, Kobo, Google Play Books, and Leanpub.

Cover: Journey of J.

Perhaps my most personal and also most unusual book: Journey of J. (2015). A freestyle documentary of 557 days of travel across 6 continents and 48 countries. Available at Amazon.

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