December 2014

The One Assumption About Our Reality

We’re bringing 2014 to an end, and just as with 2013 I like to close with something constructive, something encouraging.

Published on December 31, 2014, filed under .

My Year in Cities, 2014

This is going to be a bit, lengthy. I told you I had traded activities for locations. Continuing the trip around the world that I began last year, here’s where I went in 2014.

Published on December 28, 2014, filed under .

My Year in Activities, 2014

At the end of every year I’m recollecting new things I’ve done and new places I’ve seen. Here’s what I tried in 2014.

Published on December 27, 2014, filed under .

Jens and Photography

I love what technology has allowed all of us to do, from writing and publishing for the masses to designing and coding for the masses to photography and arts for the masses. But as a professional in an industry that is easy for people to enter…

Published on December 22, 2014, filed under .

Maintainable Social Script Integration

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.

Published on December 19, 2014, filed under .

Ground Rules for Working With Web Agencies

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 a project. The leg work we’ve done in the first part will help us keep this brief…

Published on December 15, 2014, filed under .

The Problems of Working With Web Agencies

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…

Published on December 11, 2014, filed under .

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