Blog posts

24 ways – a christmas calender for us web developers

Published 01. December 2010 (Original blog)

I don’t feel this to be a good excuse for me not writing anything in two weeks (failing my attempt to write once a week), but a lot is going on now in terms of exams, finding a theme and supervisors for my master thesis, as well as christmas dinners and general assemblies (I’m either working in a student organization, or interested in quite a number of others)… I hope you can excuse me for another couple of weeks (I might post my thoughts on a master thesis during that time, hoping to gather some respond from the community I believe I’ll work toward, but I can’t promise anything yet).

With this post I wanted to direct your attention toward 24 ways, an annual christmas calendar that posts interesting texts and tutorials of interest to developers in all webby. First out is Drew McLellan with his writing on Finding Your Way with Static Maps, covering the need for progressive enhancement when embedding from Google Maps. Enjoy! ^\_^

Aurora – Design decisions

Published 07. November 2010 (Original blog)

Aside from my studies and part-time job, I’m partaking in the activities of Cybernetisk Selskab [no], a student driven association working to improve the social environment at the Department of Informatics. As a member of the board, I’m frequently involved in the different activities arranged, and one of them is the CybWebDev.

Currently we’re focused on Aurora, the codename for a system which aims to be an array of tools supporting the organizational work in CYB. This, we believe, will be especially important when Escape opens, the student driven pub that will open along with the opening of Ole Johan Dahls Hus [no], the newest addition of buildings at the University of Oslo, which will be the base of most of the educational, academic and social activities concerning the students of computer science.

In doing the preparations for this development, we’ve discussed some principles/guidelines that we wish to follow when designing/coding, and I thought I would share them with you here.