- YouTubeUX Engineer, Senior UX Engineer, 2013 - present
- Google Switzerland GmbHWeb Developer, Tech Lead, 2012 - 2013
- Google UK LimitedWebmaster, Web Architect, Information Architect, 2010 - 2013
- SDL PLCWeb Developer, 2000 - 2009
- O'Reilly MediaTechnical Reviewer (Contractor), 2008 - 2009
- Google BlogoscopedCo-editor, 2006 - 2009
- The University of SheffieldComputer Science, 1997 - 2000
Readers in the UK can get it for just £1.26 from Amazon.co.uk:
“On Web Development bundles 134 articles and the last 11 years of technical writings by Jens Oliver Meiert (meiert.com). Freshly reordered and commented, the articles cover #processes and #maintenance, #HTML and #CSS, #standards, as well as #development and #design in general; they range from coding basics and principles, to carefully scathing criticism, to tips and tricks and trivia.”
Amazon book page: http://goo.gl/2LwOsL.
German announcement: http://goo.gl/SK2fFb.
I’ll say I’m content. This is not the most prestigious project I’ve been working on, but it’s nonetheless important to me: I’ve been meaning to try this, and I’ve been wanting to find some sort of “closure.” I’m in talks with O’Reilly on a manuscript about coding guidelines, and a book about my travels, another experiment, is being edited as we speak. I’m content. :)
Please share links in the comments to YouTube videos you’ve seen that use annotations really well. (Annotations are those clickable areas in videos that sometimes include text.)
Perhaps they were used to create an interactive video, a fun game, a quiz, a create-your-own-adventure, useful navigation between sections of a video, or an excellent end-screen/card/cap/slate to promote related content or links.
A few examples to demonstrate the sort of thing I’m looking for:
Interactive video (Slap Jamie Oliver)
Interactive quiz (Wiz-Fiz-Quiz)
Music navigation (Albert Man EP Sampler)
Endscreen (YouTube Rewind 2014)
We're excited to announce cards, an awesome new way for you to engage with viewers. Cards can inform your fans about videos, merch, playlists, websites, and more. Think of it as an evolution of annotations (which haven't even reached their final form). Best of all, cards look as beautiful on mobile as they do on desktop.
Go to your Video Editor and choose from six different cards: Merchandise, Fundraising, Video, Playlist, Associated Website and Fan Funding. Try it out!
Learn more here → http://goo.gl/6GtR6G
"Cards are designed to be contextual to the video and should help creators reach their goals, while providing an enriched viewer experience. As the system evolves, we plan to optimize it to surface the most relevant teasers and cards based on performance, viewer behavior and the device they are using."
Does this mean youtube will be deciding what cards are displayed on our videos?
It was a pleasure to review the early drafts of this book and I’m looking forward to reading it again!
I’ve taken all my expertise developing web frameworks (I had, among others, architected two of ’s first frameworks) and squeezed it into a little book—into, quite literally, The Little Book of HTML/CSS Frameworks.
That little book is now available, and what’s great is, the e-book is free! You can get your copy immediately over at : http://goo.gl/x7Xv00.
Suffice it to say that at this moment, I’m mostly excited the book is out. Web frameworks get increasingly important, and yet we’re only at the beginning charting the territory. And so I wish that what I have learned from a number of different industry experts in a number of different environments, what shaped a number of successful frameworks and now found its way into this book, will both give back a little, and lend itself to more good use.
(Somewhat German announcement: http://goo.gl/IhNX7E.)
The Oral History Of The Poop Emoji (Or, How Google Brought Poop To Ameri...
Everyone's favorite emoji began in Japan. But without Google, it may have stayed there.
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Ready to cast: Chromecast now open to developers with the Google Cast SDK
By John Affaki, Engineering Manager Back in July we announced the developer preview of the Google Cast Software Development Kit (SDK), the u