Jun 2012

As part of my 2nd extension development at artd webdesign in Bern, I want to share a free 360 panorama module for Joomla! with the community. I've made it for a webproject where our customer could need it. Although it took me a long time to program it I'm proud of the final result; my first Joomla! module is here. Go ahead and check all the details of this nice modul in the demo or download it directly.


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Apr 2012

Today we want to share a free Joomla! 2.5 Template with you.  I've made it during my time here at artd webdesign in Bern.

The best of it: It is slick, smart and it's completely free!



Apr 2012

Hello to all friends of webdesign out there! We're currently working on a project which is about getting Data from another server and therefore I'm going to show you how to get started with JSONP, why you maybe should use it and what you can do with it.

For those of you who haven't heard of JSON before have a look here. The P at JSONP stands for JSON with Padding and is a cross-domain method to get a JSON Object from another server. This usually won't work with JSON because of the Same Origin Policy. To overcome this JSONP comes in action.

In my little example we'll use the getJSON() method from jQuery and Apples Search API to load an image and display it.

After understanding the core concept of getting data from another server with JSONP and any JSONP supported API you'll be able to create your own apps like maybe a dynamic fotogallery with the Flickr API, an own Facebook app with the Facebook API or an own map with Google Map API.

At the end of this tutorial I'll also show you some alternatives to get the JSONP with jQuery functions $.get() and $.ajax(), so keep on reading ;).


Demo: type in a name of a software and click on the search button.

Mär 2012

I visited 6 lectures at the Swiss Online Marketing 2012 in Zurich. It was extremely sunny again so I (and I think most visitors) didn't mind getting out of the office (especially not because there was a lunch break of an hour in which we all enjoyed the sun). The first thing I noticed when I walked in were the stands.. Although the lectures where all about new media, 99% of the stands were old fashioned. 3 walls, a table and 2 chairs in the middle, some magazines to take away and that's it. I had hoped for more in a conference about online marketing (I see big screens with websites, movies, more experience etc: there was 1 stand who had that..). But the lectures definitely made up for the old fashioned stands. Two of them where about Search Engine Optimization and can be summarized very shortly: make websites for the users, not the searchmachines, don't duplicate content or buy links. (be good and Google will be good to you). 

The ones about social media went a bit further into details. Why to use social media, some great examples and all about the 'social media youth' and what moves them.

Finally there was a very interesting presentation that touches the core of our business: website redesigns and relaunches. The interesting thing was that it was advices against relaunches. Better to safe that effort and invest in testing was said. See the full summary of all lectures below.