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Cartoon: What Does Your Son Do for a Living?

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In twenty years from now, this will be off the cards. But today, it’s still tough to explain to our parents what we make our money with, isn’t it? For years, my mother used to say that I did „something with computers.“ And who doesnR...

Cartoon: In Ten Years From Now

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Today I refuse to work with any new tool that takes more than a little effort to learn it. The reason is simple. In the last 25 years of building web experiences for clients, I have learned one thing for sure. You never stop learning, and each new tool...

Cartoon: A Great Opportunity

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We bring designers together from Berlin to Bombay. Ever heard a slogan like that? I am sure you have. There are platforms out there that try to sell you the international comparability of your designs as an advantage. Let me tell you a secret: It is no...

Cartoon: Me Too Do App

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Some things are so foreseeable that I am having problems to understand why anyone would expect things to turn out the unexpected way. Just a few days ago I met a developer I hadn’t seen in a while. And that was one of these moments that left me p...

Cartoon: New Framework

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I am part of this industry since the early nineties. I have seen many tools come and go, and I know that we have always had a couple of choices to achieve the same task. Without continually improving on the toolset we would not have been able to push t...

Happy New Year and All the Best for 2016

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Are we through with the time zones by now? I suppose so. Let me wish you all a happy new year and all the best for the coming twelve months. I hope the new year will be the start of the row of the most successful years of your life. Get rich but don...

Cartoon: Spec Work

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Spec Pizzas. Need I say more? The absurdity is so obvious that it is hard to understand why thoughts of spec work being positive prevail. I have never done that. And as much as these pizza guys will never visit that potential customer again I want to e...

Cartoon: Disruptive Design

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Sometimes I do look at our industry and ask myself: WTF? A design is not only about the looks but also about the function. That’s what Steve Jobs said, and it is true. Unfortunately, there are too many designers out there who think their task is ...

Cartoon: BUY NOW

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Believe it or not, I have just had that type of client. My drafts were impressive to say the least. My design concept was worth much more than I will ever get paid for it. I had forethought each and every possibility, even error handling was already ca...

Cartoon: Exposure

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I bet you know that situation. I mean, the one on the first picture. And I bet you have more than once thought of reacting as shown on the second picture. Exposure – one of the myths of web development work. Spec works is one manifestation of it....