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Monthly Archives: November 2011

HTML5 details / summary

Very often while reading the web you’ll come across blog posts and specs that mention all these new JavaScript APIs and elements offered by HTML5. Having said that, such elements are still used rarely due to the fact that specs tend to change or browser vendors only partly implement them. Graceful degradation is the keyword.   Continue Reading…


Building sentences in the network news section of XING’s Android App

p5rn7vb The main idea we had for network news in the XING Android App was to emulate the platform’s behavior as it is quite robust and includes a lot of information and clickable content, as well as interaction options. The simplified structure of each of the activities goes something like this: ACTOR performs a VERB   Continue Reading…


Requirer

On larger platforms like XING there are many JavaScript modules and helpers which are bundled into a single file for performance reasons. Since you do not necessarily need most of them on every page it would be great to be able to only load such files when they are actually required. The advantage for our   Continue Reading…


Absurdly Simple Split Testing

Summary The aim of Absurdity is to give you a simple yet feature-rich way of conducting split testing. It offers multiple variants, multiple metrics, and multiple tracks per user. When writing it I favored explicit over implicit, and pushed any methods you should need to a single external class: Absurdity. It also comes with a   Continue Reading…