Reactive Views and the needed JavaScript Toolchain

Reactive Views are the big thing in the Applications-with-JavaScript field. Applications-with-JavaScript are mostly slightly more interactive Web pages. The basic idea is that, when you change the underlying data (Let’s say a username), the library figures out how to update what you see on the screen.

The big player …

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Writing Links

Writing good text to appear as a link is admittedly not the most exciting topic. But if you do it right, you can avoid hassle for the user and improve accessibility.

Let’s start with an anti-pattern: The »click here« link. I use it myself. But it is a bad …

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Exploratory Data Analysis

If you do anything related to research and data you will have been in contact with numerical summaries, like average, standard deviation and – more complex and more often abused – the sacred p value, tool of truthiness creation in quantitative research. By reducing your dataset to a single value, you reduce …

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Visual Representations of Knowledge

You know the »list of figures« in academic works. But do you know the »list of texts«? 1 This seems silly, since in almost any (academic) work you have a one text which tells the main content. It may be occasionally supported by images, diagrams or tables if such information …

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From Wordpress to Pelican

Recently, I switched from Wordpress to a static site generator – Pelican. Here are some of my experiences. If you don’t want to read the reasons and the techbabble , scroll down and read the summary.

Static site generator?

The best known static site generator is probably the ruby-based jekyll. As …

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Kill Big Words

Each day they are in my Twitter feed, on Facebook, on Hacker News: Articles, suggesting to embrace failure, to develop empathy as an UX research skill and to treat design holistically.

They seem like useful advices. They may come in the best intentions.

Just do it

But the only thing …

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