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New Endeavours

In May 2008, Wolfram, Tobias and I have met for the first time to organize the first of many dojo.beer() events in Europe. This was the beginning of 6 wonderful years, where I was fortunate to being able to learn something new each and every day. uxebu allowed me to be part of a […]

Tests are for lazy people

If we don’t test our code, how will we ever write self-learning algorithms which generate code for us?

Bogus argument? Valid?

Happy Holidays

We want to wish you all a very happy christmas and a good start into 2013. This year has been very special for us with the launch of http://pixelplant.com, the Flash to HTML5 conversion service including human support ;) and with open sourcing BonsaiJS, after spending almost one year on building something we think […]

Say hi to “Orbit” / creating Bonsai content in the browser

We’re really excited to announce the first public release of our editor “Orbit” which allows you to play with Bonsai and create content without having to do any setup. Before I dive a little more into the details, go ahead and take it for a testdrive at http://orbit.bonsaijs.org

Jumping into the deep end

Some might have heard of the decision we took last year in October, for others it might be new: We jumped into the deep end of the pool by deciding to spend all of our time on what we love doing most – building tools for the web, using technology of the web. It is […]

Bikeshed – What a season

Bikeshed – Episode 18

Bikeshed – Episode 3

Bikeshed – Episode 2

The future begins, an intro to project “Bikeshed”

This is an “approximation” of the mind-bending optical illusion found in the video:

Follow @bikeshedjs for more mysterious information or visit bikeshed on the world wide web.

Fixing -webkit-overflow-scrolling when overlaid by element

It is amazing that we finally are able to use some sort of overflow: scroll; on iOS – I seriously wish we had this two years ago when we were fighting battles to make such stuff happen ;)

Even though -webkit-overflow-scrolling: touch; works like a charm (at least in the scenarios I encountered), there is […]

New website

We are very excited to announce the relaunch of the uxebu.com site and subsequently our other project sites as well!! In this blogpost I want to give you a quick overview of the new structure, the setup, why we chose certain tech and how maybe you can draw some inspiration from our work.

Forgotten tricks for iPhones Safari

Safari om the iPhone is an incredible powerful browser and comes with a whole bunch of features. Besides the amazing support for CSS3, a superfast rendering engine and great JavaScript support, there are a few hidden gems I want to explain in this (and maybe following) blogposts. If you are interested in mobile web development, […]

Mobile Web – does the adult industry point the way (again)?

During a very intense week at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and a lot of very interesting meetings, discussions and talks, one incident surprisingly stuck out. At one of the evening events, I randomly met the folks behind http://www.yourappshop.com, a platform which allows you to distribute iPhone applications through other means than the official […]

HumanApi – the browser in the real world

During the Oredev speakers dinner last November, I was having an interesting discussion about the car industry and how Google in one swipe mangled up the turn-to-turn navigation market. During this discussion and other interesting conversations at the following JsConf, it it became more and more clear that we (web developers) should be able to […]