things we learned

lessons from working in the design and web development business

September 22, 2012
by Oliver Beckenhaub
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“The Future of Content Management” – Notes from Rachel Andrew’s Talk at Smashing Conference in Freiburg

Everybody hates Content-Management-Systems (CMS). Clients love to do a little bit of web design. Bigger logo, comic sans – The web designer says no. But when the client says »I want to edit my site in MS word« – The … Continue reading

September 22, 2012
by Oliver Beckenhaub
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“The Spirit of the Web” – Notes from Jeremy Keith’s Talk at Smashing Conference in Freiburg

What is the web? The web means something different to different people. Ask 10 people and everybody will tell something else. The web is agreement. The web is files, urls, http and more all working together. The web is files … Continue reading

September 20, 2012
by Tom
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Smashing Conference, Freiburg, Germany, September 2012

The first Smashing Conference was the second »web« conference I attended. Having talked with Vitaly Friedman and Marc Thiele at last year’s »Beyond Tellerrand«, it was a no-brainer to attend the debut of Smashing Magazine’s conference. I was sure that … Continue reading

We Are Architects

We all have a vision of what architects do, right? They sit in front of CAD all day drawing walls, doors and toilets on floor plans, right? But after realizing the duties of architects, the similarities are compelling and it leads to one conclusion: web designers are architects.