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HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Python, Django
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    UX Engineer, Senior UX Engineer, 2013 - present
  • Google Switzerland GmbH
    Web Developer, Tech Lead, 2012 - 2013
  • Google UK Limited
    Webmaster, Web Architect, Information Architect, 2010 - 2013
  • SDL PLC
    Web Developer, 2000 - 2009
  • O'Reilly Media
    Technical Reviewer (Contractor), 2008 - 2009
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    Co-editor, 2006 - 2009
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Senior UX Engineer at YouTube interested in baking, whisky, beer, food, genealogy, and Back to the Future
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    Computer Science, 1997 - 2000
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+Jens Oliver Meiert has published another book On Web Development, for which I was honoured to write the foreword.

Readers in the UK can get it for just £1.26 from Amazon.co.uk:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B010PQPT90/?tag=j9t-21-20
 
New Book: On Web Development:
http://meiert.com/en/blog/20150701/on-web-development/.

“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. :)
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We’re at the world premiere of Back to the Future in Concert. So excited!
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What a fantastic experience ! So pleased for you. XX
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Wanted: Creative examples of YouTube Annotations

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)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usPV2cXhxp0&t=1m10s

Interactive quiz (Wiz-Fiz-Quiz)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ux8rq0ryYI4&t=46s

Music navigation (Albert Man EP Sampler)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hEONJNt-bw&t=9s

Endscreen (YouTube Rewind 2014)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKx2B8WCQuw&t=5m17s
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Creators!

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
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Great. Let me know if you have any more questions or feedback!
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This is cool.
You share incredible videos with your fans every second of the day, but what if you could share even more in that video? Like, sharing the entire moment that you’re filming? You could let viewers see the stage and the crowd ...
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Channel cards. Has anyone seen one in the wild yet?
 
Giving your collab partners some love is getting easier with channel cards. https://goo.gl/Gjbgp6 #CreatorPreview
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+Mohammad Khatib Ah, I’m specifically talking about cards linking to channels (rather than websites, videos or playlists) in this instance.
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First! 🎂
 
Ten years ago today the first video was uploaded to YouTube!  Me at the Zoo #TBT 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNQXAC9IVRw
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This video looks great on Google Cardboard. I might have to hunt down an Oculus Rift to try out the full experience.
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This is one of the YouTube features that I’ve been working on for the last year or so. Cards are now available to everyone!
As a creator, you’ve probably been using annotations to engage with your viewers for years. But one of the things you’ve told us is that you need more flexibility with the info you share through annotations, and—most importan...
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I find the following text from youtube docs on cards to be a bit frightening

"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?
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The Little Book of HTML/CSS Frameworks by +Jens Oliver Meiert is now available as a free e-book from O’Reilly.

It was a pleasure to review the early drafts of this book and I’m looking forward to reading it again!

At 42 pages, it’s essential reading for any web developers who are involved with writing or using HTML, CSS or JavaScript frameworks or libraries to build professional websites.
 
New Book: The Little Book of #HTML/#CSS #Frameworks:
http://meiert.com/en/blog/20150304/the-book-of-frameworks/.

I’ve taken all my expertise developing web frameworks (I had, among others, architected two of +Google’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 +O'Reillyhttp://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.)
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I’ve waited nearly 25 years for these shoes, but something must have happened to the spacetime continuum because they’re not made by Nike and they don’t have power laces. They do light up though.
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Make your videos even more interactive with cards
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With your phone and a piece of Cardboard you can see some pretty amazing stuff. Try out a set of demos showing immersive experiences on Andr

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Albert Man is a songwriter based in London, UK.

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It has come to our attention that one of the pieces in the new Back to the Future Time Machine set was printed with a spelling error on it.

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