Melchsee-Frutt to Rothorn

Experiencing vertigo for the first time on a high-alpine route in the mountains above Melchsee-Frutt.

SEO für WordPress

Zusammenfassung der Themen bezüglich SEO, die wir gestern an ein WordPress-Meetup in Bern besprochen haben.

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Aerial sequence of Brighton’s West Pier

Filmed by Sam Moore of Visual Air, these are touching sequences of a structure which can’t be much longer for this world.

Front-page slideshows are bad for your website

Whether because they slow down the loading of the site, get in the way of what the visitor is looking for, or are often ignored as a type of ad banner, many websites would benefit from moving away from these legacy page elements to implement better and more user-friendly alternatives.

Two new plugins published for WordPress

I finally got around to reading the submission details for the official WordPress Plugin directory this week and submitted a couple of simple plugins. They have now been approved and are available for free to anyone using WordPress.

Reusability thanks to modular coding

My erstwhile mentor in Brienz taught me throughout our years working together that if a website functionality is worth creating, it’s worth creating so that it can be used in more than one project. Programme once, install many times. This is a credo I’ve maintained since I started programming for content management systems and one I try to pass on when working with other programmers.

Technical case study: Responsive images at Friendly Work Space

I’m not a fan of one-page websites, as a rule. But making sure that they load as quickly as possible goes a long way to making them acceptable.

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The Leviathan

Read more about this short film.

The necessary evil

The Swiss need foreigners to keep their tourism industry afloat, but many resent the fact enough to complain about it, publicly and loudly.

Unterseen, Switzerland

I used to visit the Bödelibad leisure centre regularly. Before I had a car, I used to catch the train to Interlaken West station and walk from there. The route takes you along the river Aare, forming the border between Unterseen and Interlaken, leading to a footbridge with this view. In the foreground Unterseen, with… (Read More)