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Another decade

So we have finally reached a proper decade. The 00s or the 10s doesn’t have that nice ring that the 20s have. The last time we were there, it was called “The Roaring Twenties”, a period of prosperity and growth. Somehow I doubt that will be the case of the current decade, but let’s do our best.

I have now published stuff on this site across four decades: the 90s, 00s, 10s, and now the 20s. What once started as a simple school project in 1994 has morphed into a completely different beast during the years.

Blogging in Oslo Blogging away at a hotel room in Oslo 2007.

A decade ago responsive design was not even a thing (it was coined by Ethan Marcotte in 2010). Today a majority of users browse sites with mobile devices, so lush desktop resolutions are often going away for mobile-first design. It seems like many younger developers haven’t even heard of progressive enhancement vs graceful degradation, or being ignorant to why they should even care about that sort of things. But it’s the way of things, I guess.

I’m not sure where web sites are going these days. In a world of YouTubers and influencers, it feels like very few people write text anymore. Posts longer than a few pages are marked with the warning sign TL;DR, as if it was an impenetrable work by Tolstoy. The 10s were also a decade of Javascript framework galore, which likely won’t stop anytime soon.

But I’m still around and will continue this uneasy mix of travel stories and questionable photography. “Alright chums, let’s do this…”

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