Jens Oliver Meiert

2012

My Year in Activities, 2012

48 more ways to use one’s time.

Post from December 30, 2012, filed under .

My Year in Cities, 2012

Beside working and growing and trying new things, I’ve been in the great position to also travel a little. I’m very grateful. This year I visited 5 continents, more than 20 different countries, and probably more than 50 different cities…

Post from December 27, 2012, filed under .

The CSS Problem

CSS is growing too large while CSS 2 has not nearly been understood by authors. This non-sustainable growth is a big problem for CSS.

Post from November 12, 2012, filed under .

On Browser Testing

The primary goal for cross-browser testing is to make sure that documents are usable and consistent across different user agents and devices. Even if you understand this to entail both functionality and design, the definition of “usable” can be quite interesting.

Post from April 10, 2012, filed under .

HTML and Non-Script Styling

If you are to style a document differently based on whether certain technology is available, you should keep two things in mind: HTML itself is static and separation of concerns is important for maintainability…

Post from February 21, 2012, filed under .

Maintainability: One Story and Three Concerns

To make this a little story, for a long time in my career I wasn’t very concerned about maintainability. I was maintaining projects but didn’t really have an idea about whether what I maintained was actually effective to maintain. I got a sense that things weren’t quite right…

Post from January 31, 2012, filed under .

window.scrollTo() or: When to Stay Clear of User Agents

If you were to ask me whether you as a web designer or developer should do anything about user agent issues, my answer was a clear “no.” It’s not your responsibility. You may lack important insight into decisions made on the user agent side…

Post from January 24, 2012, filed under .

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