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lessons from working in the design and web development business

December 8, 2012
by Tom
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(The Pains of) Displaying Random Content Records with Typoscript

Sometimes TYPO3, the mighty opensource Content Management System with a large community in Europe, drives me crazy. It really is a Love/Hate relationship we’re having. I love the fact that you can get everything done with TYPO3 and I hate … Continue reading

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 22, 2012
by Holger Bartel
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“Styleguides are the new Photoshop” – Notes from Stephen Hay’s Talk at Smashing Conference in Freiburg

Andy Clarke already said it in his talk in 2009: Come up with new workflows Design in the browser Photoshop is impractical for responsive design mockups Problems with Photoshop comps Design changes are time-consuming Too much manual work Image editor … Continue reading

September 22, 2012
by Holger Bartel
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“Beyond Media Queries” – Notes from Brad Frost’s Talk At Smashing Conference in Freiburg

Principles of Adaptive Design “What’s under the Christmas tree in two years? That’s what we’re designing for today.”– Brad Frost Ubiquity “The things we don’t know are more important than the things we do know. Design for the future.” Flexibility … 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

July 18, 2012
by The Team
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How much does a responsive web design cost? (german translation)

*Prelude: The web community is spread all over the world and has more or less agreed to communicate in english. Many of today’s trends and tomorrow’s features are discussed in mailing lists, in changelogs, on twitter, and in blogs. Nevertheless there are many “local” communities and not everybody is fluent in english. So we thought it is a good idea to translate this (to us) important article on “Responsive Web Design” by Brad Frost to german, for “our” community. So enjoy.* Continue reading