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Category Archives: Frontend

Refreshing XING’s Mobile Website

Every two months, XING gives its developer and product teams a week away from their everyday work to come up with great ideas for XING and then turn them into reality. During the last innovation week held at the start of November, two Rails and three front end developers got together to work on touch.xing.com.   Continue Reading…


Challenges for a developer: Harmonising advertising and customer satisfaction

Or, to put it another way, “How iFrames became smart and (a bit more) secure” A lot of people, including customers, developers and interaction and user experience designers, immediately feel uneasy when they hear the word “advertising”. Adding advertisements to a page is always going to slow down performance, and moving things around due to   Continue Reading…


Instant Action DSL

In my team we are trying out new ways of describing interactive JavaScript behaviors on the page, without needing of writing the same code over and over again. At the same time we are trying to make the actions resulting from clicking this link or submitting that form obvious to anyone looking at the markup.   Continue Reading…


Placeholder – revived using state-of-the-art technology

At the beginning of July 2012 I wrote an article about a custom [placeholder] solution we integrated at XING. The idea was to have placeholders that should still be visible when focused (see “placeholder – Custom solution vs. native HTML5 feature”). As mentioned in that article, Chrome at one point natively handled what we implemented   Continue Reading…


Inspirational reads for developers

A new year. And here you get some good and interesting articles. Today: GIF, Remote browser control, Firefox OS, Favicon, User Input and more.


Inspirational reads for developers

The last time in 2012 I want to share some interesting articles. Today: jQuery, mod_pagespeed, Method Bound, UX, translate (performance), WebKit, Fastbook, browser prefixes, AngularJS, SEO, CSS animation


Inspirational reads for developers

m4s0n501 The end of year approximates and still there are so many interesting articles. I wanna share some I collected over the past few weeks. Today: AngularJS, MVC, __proto__, Firefox OS and more…


JSConf EU 2012

My trip to Berlin was only brief but nonetheless a great success. On the sixth and seventh of October, 44 talks were held over 2 days and presented on 2 stages (the production hall and the “bubble”) in the “Alte Münze”. The bubble was a fun transparent room made of plastic which was filled with   Continue Reading…


Inspirational reads for developers

Articles I found on the web during the past days and weeks. Today: HTML5, MVC, Windows 8 & Internet Explorer 10, SASS, WebKit and more…