I'm moving to Swiss web agency Say Hello as partner, client consultant and full-stack developer from January 2019.
How we swapped out individual sections of a high-traffic site to make best use of WordPress' REST API.
A remarkable and beautiful film of nature, landscape, ice and ocean by photographer Stefan Forster.
The Wetterhorn Aufzug in Grindelwald took visitors up towards the Wetterhorn until 1915.
Wide vistas with blue skies and imposing mountains may be good camera fodder, but they can also become a bit monotonous.
My second “vlog”, from Flims in Graubünden.
Planning for the inevitable in a digital world.
I was intrigued by this effect. Although the photo looks like green sand, the ripples are actually light and shade cast by the sun on the rippling surface of the lake.
I presented at the WordCamp conference in Lausanne a couple of weeks ago, on the subject of website usability. The video of my talk is now online.
British photographer and videographer Thomas Heaton visits three of my favourite locations in Switzerland.
I’ve been using the Advanced Custom Fields plugin for WordPress for nearly five years, and it’s implemented in every project I’ve created or worked on since I began using it. At work, our WordPress Themes depend on Theme Options, which are set using custom fields created by the plugin. In order to make the technique work well…
How I quickly implemented a splash page for Sulzer Schmid Laboratories, containing an autoplaying HTML5 video.
I'm presenting at WordCamp Lausanne at the end of September. Come and hear me talk about user interfaces and usability, and get your questions answered too.
I finally got around to framing and hanging some photos of favourite places in my home office.
Because I’m a bit OCD and because I have an eye for design, I’ve always thought how appealing a high street could look if the store fronts on high streets were matched. It looks as though the architects of Zurich’s newest main station shopping concourse have the same view, as the logos and frontages are all matching.
A little bit of the Scottish Highlands in Switzerland.
One of the phrases which comes down from generation to generation in Britain, which is used when seeing dark, stormy clouds in the distance. Quick online research shows that the phrase dates back to the 19th century at least, but there appears to be no clear indication of its initial origin.
I was recently set the task of integrating a Mailchimp mailing list to a WordPress website by way of a multi-step Gravity Form. The regular form fields were easy to link, but the interest groups needed a bit more research. Alongside regular list fields, you can add an interest group, so that subscribers can indicate what they’re…
In an unassuming bit of forest in the Jura mountains, a small road leads between the towns of Sonceboz and Tavannes, which leads up and over a small pass between the two neighbouring valleys. In the woods just before you get to Tavannes is a band of limestone cliff, in which there is an arch, through which a footpath passes.
A first foray into the world of the video blog, or “vlog”, which I shot while hiking in the Alps a few weeks ago.