Melchsee-Frutt to Rothorn

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

30th August 2015 | Read more »

SEO für WordPress

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

28th August 2015 | Read more »

Aerial sequence of Brighton’s West Pier

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.

26th August 2015 | Read more »

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.

25th August 2015 | Read more »

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.

20th August 2015 | Read more »

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.

17th August 2015 | Read more »

The Leviathan

The Leviathan

Read more about this short film.

16th August 2015 | Read more »

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.

13th August 2015 | Read more »

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…

5th August 2015 | Read more »

Pfingstegg, Grindelwald, Switzerland

Pfingstegg, on an elevated ledge amongst the southern cliff faces in the Grindelwald valley, is the starting point for a great hike. The path is less well-trodden than the easier and more popular routes on Männlichen and First, but offers much more dramatic views than the gentler routes in the…

4th August 2015 | Read more »

Google Translate App

Google Translate App

Mind: blown. The app isn’t anywhere near as snappy or as accurate as the “fun” promotional video would suggest, but it does optically recognize text in a foreign language of your choice and translate it live for you on your smart phone screen. The translations are a bit hit-and-miss, but…

4th August 2015 | Read more »

Harder to Roteflue

Hiking in the rain along an unexpectedly steep route from the viewpoint above Interlaken.

3rd August 2015 | Read more »

Patrouille Suisse at Spiez, Switzerland

The lake side town of Spiez, between Thun and Interlaken, celebrates the summer with a festival every second year. (On alternate years, the same celebration is held in Thun.) This year, the Swiss aerial display team Patrouille Suisse put on a show over the lake during the afternoon…

2nd August 2015 | Read more »