Some people believe that WordPress isn't suitable for more than a simple website. Throughout my career, I've proved that assumption wrong many times over.
I'm moving to Swiss web agency Say Hello as partner, client consultant and full-stack developer from January 2019.
How I quickly implemented a splash page for Sulzer Schmid Laboratories, containing an autoplaying HTML5 video.
An interview with me which first appeared on the cubetech website in June.
Many developers complain that WordPress is an outdated system, relying on old code for the sake of the widest range of possible support. I see that as one of the advantages of WordPress.
It was inevitable, I suppose, that I would, one day, have to start applying my experience to The Day Job instead of just my hours. Instead of just being the go-to-guy for programming, I’d have to take over a more responsible role and help other people to learn the craft and expertise of web development. When I started out 22…
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.
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, it…
Using modern web technologies to replicate the ubiquitous red panel used by Swiss railway company SBB CFF FFS.
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.
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.
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.
My employer re-branded recently, which meant a new corporate identity and a new website using Zurb Foundation, CSS Flexbox and TYPO3.
Experiences building my first ever phone app, using Cordova and jQuery to deliver content from a WordPress installation.
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…
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.
A cold call from Bharti Consulting Services SARL in Paris quickly escalates into harassment and arrogance.
Back in 2011, the organizers of Bike To Work Switzerland approached my employer !frappant Webfactory to re-develop their website and the participants’ admin system. I worked with a third-party usability consultant to re-think and re-design the project, before I carried out the design work in Photoshop and the team and I subsequently produced the website on the base of the…
A random image to keep you interested, while I continue to work on a new layout and technical features for the website.
A great coincidence, after yesterday’s post, that US web developer Jason Santa Maria has linked to a list of tips by Pixar story artist Emma Coats, who has tweeted a series of “story basics” recently: guidelines that she learned from her more senior colleagues on how to create appealing stories. The tips are just as useful…