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Permanent Tourist

A personal website by Mark Howells-Mead

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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.

The minimum viable product

A stripped-back, simple WordPress theme for my personal website, which I can begin extending as and when I have the time.

Technical case study: the SBB CFF FFS brand panel

Using modern web technologies to replicate the ubiquitous red panel used by Swiss railway company SBB CFF FFS.

More photos than you can shake a stick at

That’s the long-term plan, anyway. As promised in a previous blog post, I’ve completed the new Photos section of the site, to celebrate the tenth anniversary of permanenttourist.ch. Nothing is ever truly finished around here, so there will be improvements and tweaks as time goes on. It’s better to get something working online, than to spend… (Read More)

Website: Gemeinde Interlaken

Eleven years later, and Interlaken Town Council are still using the website I built for them. It may not be programmed for optimal use on mobile devices, pre-dating the iPhone by three years, but it still works flawlessly.

Technical case study: SBB RCS

The latest project we’ve launched at !frappant is for SBB (Swiss Railways): a microsite for the Rail Control System team, which promotes their work controlling the flow of rail traffic throughout the national network.

Some website designs from my archive

Until I had to switch to doing mainly technical work on web projects, I used to do a lot of design work. I came across my old designs when clearing out my home office and thought you’d like to see a few of them.

Technical case study: CSS Flexbox for BEKB Flash

CSS Flexbox has been ready for mainstream use for a while now, and I’ve implemented it on a third client project for my employer.

Technical case study: !frappant

My employer re-branded recently, which meant a new corporate identity and a new website using Zurb Foundation, CSS Flexbox and TYPO3.

Hotel Posthuis, Melchsee Frutt

Hotel Posthuis in Melchsee Frutt gets a shiny new website, to say thank you for all their hospitality through the years.