Finding Findery

Cool location-based sharing site Findery has added a simple embed function to their website; here’s an example of one of my tips on their site.

When stealing photos isn’t stealing photos

When is unauthorized use of a photograph not a breach of copyright? When the photo is too banal to be protected. So says the Swiss Federal Tribunal.

Help navigating breakpoints when coding responsive layouts

If you’re like me, a web developer, and programme responsive web layouts using @media queries, you’ll often get lost knowing precisely which set of rules are currently applied to the page. Here’s a handy tip to make things easier.

Backstage at AvatarDay 4

Barbara Hess organized the fourth in an annual series of studio days for this afternoon in Bern, Switzerland, to which anyone could come along and get a free portrait photo taken for their online profile pages. I took my X100 along for the afternoon and took photos “behind the scenes”, whilst Barbara and George Eberle did all the hard work.… (Read More)

The Six Year Itch

I have finally been able to completely re-build this website from the ground up, using responsive design principles and many new features. This first technical post summarizes the reasons behind the need for a new version.

Learning from the masters

I re-discover the web technology podcast “Big Web Show” and look forward to hearing all of the back episodes.

Cutting out the chaff

In order to help me retain focus on project work, documentation and online authoring, I have found iA Writer, a text editor by Information Architects, really useful. As creator Oliver Reichenstein said in a recent article, authors – especially those writing for online publication – often spend far too much time formatting their text instead of just writing.

Video preview image for Pradaschier toboggan run

Pradaschier toboggan run

The dry toboggan run at Pradaschier, in the southern Swiss alps, is touted as being the longest in Europe.

How cookies are used on this website

There is now a legal requirement in the E.U. that websites which use cookies to collect anonymous and non-anonymous visitor data clarify just how this information is gathered. So I’ve put together this information on your privacy and how cookies are implemented on this website. Please let me know – in the comments or via… (Read More)

Upside-down sun

The sun, projected through small holes in our window blinds, cast a mirror image of itself on our bedroom wall.