The Ryanair approach to progressive enhancement

May 24th, 2015

I fly – a lot. I spend more time in airports, in the air, hotel rooms and conferences than at home. As I am a natural recording and analysing device, I take in a lot of things on my travels. People at airports are stressed, confused, don’t pay attention to things, eat badly and are […]

</may-tour> – I did it!

May 19th, 2015

Sitting in the lovely conference hotel Estherea in Amsterdam, I am ready to go to Schipol to fly back home to London. This marks the end of the massive conference tour in beggining May. I can’t believe it all worked out, although I had to re-book one flight and I stayed for two days at […]

Start of my very busy May speaking tour and lots of //build videos to watch

May 2nd, 2015

I am currently in the Heathrow airport lounge on the first leg of my May presenting tour. Here is what lies ahead for me (with various interchanges in other countries in between to get from one to the other): 02-07/05/2015 – Mountain View, California for Spartan Summit (Microsoft Edge now) 09/05/2015 – Tirana, Albania for […]

The new challenges of “open”

April 28th, 2015

These are my notes for my upcoming keynote at he Oscal conference in Tirana, Albania. Today I want to talk about the new challenges of “open”. Open source, Creative Commons, and many other ideas of the past have become pretty much mainstream these days. It is cool to be open, it makes sense for a […]

Keeping it simple: coding a carousel

April 8th, 2015

One of the things that drives me crazy in our “modern development” world is our fetish of over-complicating things. We build solutions, and then we add layers and layers of complexity for the sake of “making them easier to maintain”. In many cases, this is a fool’s errand as the layers of complexity and with […]