Simple things: Storing a list of booleans as a single number

February 25th, 2015

This blog started as a scratch pad of simple solutions to problems I encountered. So why not go back to basics? Yesterday I was asked by someone if there is a possibility to store the state of a collection of checkboxes in a single value. The simplest way I could think of doing this is […]

Making distributed team meetings work

February 24th, 2015

Being in a distributed team can be tough. Here are a few tricks I learned over the years to make distributed meetings easier. This is cross-posted on Medium, you can comment there. Photo Credit: Tim Caynes Working as distributed teams is a red flag for a lot of companies. Finding a job that allows you […]

Progressive Enhancement is not about JavaScript availability.

February 18th, 2015

I have been telling people for years that in order to create great web experiences and keep your sanity as a developer you should embrace Progressive Enhancement. A lot of people do the same, others question the principle and advocate for graceful degradation and yet others don’t want anything to do with people who don’t […]

Flipboard and the “mobile web” dream…

February 15th, 2015

According to the luminaries of the web design world, the “mobile web” doesn’t exist. Stephen Hay said it, Smashing Magazine said so and Jeremy Keith amongst many others. Except, it does. Not as a technical reality, but as a dream of marketing and overly excited managers who believe in magical powers of their engineers. And […]

Jfokus2015 – My keynote, HTML5 talk, screencasts, slides and the resources I mentioned

February 4th, 2015

The last two days I spent at the waterfront conference center in Stockholm, Sweden attending Jfokus2015, Sweden’s biggest developer conference with 1,700 participants. To make this even scarier, I gave the opening keynote one day after joining a new company and a technical talk about HTML5 at a conference mostly frequented by Java developers. Jfokus […]