A new role at WordPress agency cubetech

After six years with my current employer, the time has come to move into a role which better suits my abilities and which will provide me with new challenges. I’m really excited that I’ve been asked to join WordPress agency Cubetech in Bern as Head of Development.

Investment in a proper website concept is usually the least expensive option

Spending money on an informed, experienced website concept document will usually work out cheaper than trying to battle through for days on your own. It will also mean that the end result will be more reliable and more likely to properly present your business online.

Melchsee-Frutt, Switzerland

Abrupt sunsets

Sunsets in the mountains are different from those over flatter landscapes.

The dangers of technical evangelism

Why the software you love may not always be the right one for the project at hand, and how you can recognize and plan for it.

Iseltwald am Brienzersee

A spring-like day and an afternoon stroll around a little village on the shore of Lake Brienz.  

!frappant Desk Memories

The desk at my third employer in Switzerland isn’t in as nice an office as the white-and-red-brick one at Burson-Marsteller, and the view – of a car park and dusty four-storey apartment block common to the Breitenrain district – isn’t a patch on the one I had of the lake and the mountains in Brienz. Nevertheless,… (Read More)

WordPress is bigger than you think

In 2016, 27% of all of the websites on the internet were powered by WordPress. That’s 8 times more than Joomla, 12 times more than Drupal, and 70 times more than TYPO3.

Simple CSS specificity rule guide

There are a few ways to apply CSS styling rules to an element. Each one is less or more specific than another. Applying a rule using a class selector when you’ve applied a different rule using an ID selector won’t work. Batificity isn’t the CSS specificity guide you deserve, but the one you need right now,… (Read More)

Responsive imagemap with interactive highlighting function

A short post to help anyone who is looking to implement a responsive HTML imagemap, which also features an interactive highlighting function.

St. Ives, Cornwall

The St. Ives light

The fishing village of St. Ives is no longer a village. Its character changed in the second  half of the nineteenth century, when fishing declined and the new railway brought the first artists. These days, the town is mobbed by tourists and most are forced to abandon their car or coach in a massive car park on top… (Read More)