CategoryDesign

Code Corps is live(ish)

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Note: I was approached by volunteers for the Bernie Sanders 2016 US presidential campaign who now run the Code Corps project. I am not affiliated or involved with CodeCorps anymore. We have liftoff! So, for the past month or two, I’ve been slaving away (or outsourcing work) to create the first Code Corps course: How to Build Your Own Website. We’ve got great content, but we need...

Code Corps (dot org) is in beta!

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Note: I was approached by volunteers for the Bernie Sanders 2016 US presidential campaign who now run the Code Corps project. I am not affiliated or involved with CodeCorps anymore. So, I decided to start a charitable enterprise. The idea is to provide free coding and design lessons (both in person and online). Ladies and gentlemen, I present: Code Corps. The financial aim is to make money (by...

How to get rid of auto-recovery PSB files in Photoshop

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I work with Photoshop all the time. This makes it particularly annoying when, for weeks on end, it kept auto-recovering an old PSB file I was working on, no matter how many times I closed (or saved) it. The solution is actually quite simple and obvious: Simply right click on the PSB file and select Reveal in Finder: Now take that file (or if there’s more than one, all of them) and delete...

How to make your phone number clickable on your website

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Scenario: I’m walking down the street, trying to get in touch with a recommended restaurant to see if they have space available. Expected user experience: Do a Google search for the number, find it, tap it, call them (and hopefully find a table). Search, find, tap call. Actual user experience: Using my smartphone, I did a Google search for their name, found their website and tapped through...

Will work for beer

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I mean that literally, I will work for beer. Or rather: I have worked for beer (and will happily do so again). I’ve been following the microbrew Lakeside Beerworks online for a while. I’m quite fond of craft beer (and a homebrewer with zero spoilt brews) so when Facebook told me I should like their page, I complied. They seemed to have things nicely in place: a modern (dare I say hipster) logo, a...

About me

Werner van Rooyen

Formerly Business Development and Marketing at the fast-moving Bitcoin Exchange, Luno (South Africa, Nigeria, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore and Europe). Currently travelling and doing research on a round-the-world trip.