Archive for Author: jory

Our Website Maintenance

Most things in our lives need maintenance and websites are not an exception to that rule. Instead of boring you with the usual analogies that compare website maintenance to other things in our lives (that’s what the above image is for), I will try to keep this short and sweet.

Iceland Is Our Future

Many years ago I remember reading about Iceland and its use of Hydrogen powered cars. The country felt like it was in a world of its own, as if it was living in the future. The use of renewable energy is not a new idea in Iceland as the country has been in the game for over 100 years. The first hydropower facility was built there in 1904 and the country’s first use of geothermal energy for heating was in 1907.

The Casio Challenge

With every new year we tend to assess the many facets of our lives and focus on the things that are not working. This seems to be common with every passing year, so I decided to see how I could curb the amount of time I spent staring into my phone. Even as I write this, I have already been interrupted by the urge to check it.


For the past 16 years the FWA (Favourite Website Awards) has been honouring websites that push the boundaries of what is possible on the internet. There have been many other awards sites step forward during this time, too—Awwwards, CSS Design Awards and siteInspire are just a few examples.

It’s hard to see what’s right in front of you—literally. I encountered this feeling a while back when doing research on Apple’s new font for the Apple Watch—appropriately named San Francisco.

We Are All Analogue

If the beginning of this year is any indication, the technology pendulum is shifting back in the direction of analogue. No longer are analogue technologies being seen as a form of nostalgia or merely a hipster fad.

The End is Not in Sight

Much has been written lately about doom and gloom and the end of web design. The writings are extensive and altogether exhausting. Some feel that the traditional design firm is in decline and ending—while others feel that we are on the cusp of a new kind of web design. I tend to believe the latter…

The Future is Now

Douglas Coupland’s new book entitled Kitten Clone: Inside Alcatel-Lucent will be released later this month. The book has been described as non-fiction spin of Microserfs meets JPod and focuses on a rather faceless company (Alcatel-Lucent) that serves as a custodian to the internet.

Country Websites

While 32 countries are busy competing in one of the world’s largest sporting events, it’s the perfect time to talk about official country websites while nobody’s looking. For those who are considering traveling abroad, a country’s official website is a logical place to start. A quick Google search would therefore lead you to expect that each country would…

Sustainability by Design

When it comes to sustainability, one thing that gets overlooked is seeing it in terms of individual happiness and health in relationship to career. I believe that the concept of sustainability should be broadened to incorporate not only the way our actions impact the planet but how individuals and their choice of career can benefit our…

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