The new Bluemix User Experience

I work on IBM Bluemix, specifically I am the technical guy responsible for the Mobile experience on Bluemix. I started this role back in January 2016 and I am just starting to make some changes that are going to appear in the coming weeks. I wanted to explain how the new Bluemix Experience is making…

Keeping Flex and Silverlight inside the box

I am big advocate of Open Web, that is the form of the Web that has evolved from the base W3C standards and that has allowed a great deal of application consistency to be delivered to Internet users. As a Ui/Ux person and developer that is looking at solutions for customers I am constantly worrying…

Bijits for Dijits for Dojo

Co-Author: Kenton Smeltzer Senior Director of Technology at MVCI and Web 2.0 Chief Architect. Why do we need bijits? The Dojo toolkit has a perfectly good widget model defined in around _Widget and dijits. This statement is true and when used in conjunction with the wiring components can offer a flexible page construction model. The…

Its been a while

A lot has been happening over the last year or so, apologies for ignoring my blog, there is two reasons for this, firstly I moved to a Mac and had real problems finding a good Blog editor, have finally settled with Blogo , secondly I have been very deep inside a very very interesting Web…

Page Oriented User Interfaces

Page Oriented User Interfaces with HTML5 and Dojo Since the move from server side Web based User Interfaces that have been generated by Servlets, JSP’s , JSF or even PHP, there has been a lot of innovation around how best to deliver and present the next generation of Web based Applications. Over the last 4…

The 12 Patterns for User Interface Design

A few years ago I worked on a project where we needed to look at how to deliver true multi channel applications. It was during this work that I defined a set of User Interface Design Patterns that I believe still hold true today. The issue that was hurting this customer was it was taking…

Why Dojo needs a client side MVC framework

Firstly a big thanks to Kenton Smeltzer Chief Web 2.0 Architect and Senior Director of Technology at Marriott Vacation Club International MVCI for helping shape and craft these ideas and bringing this whole vision together. In the creation of modern Rich Internet Applications (RIAs) that follow the open web design principles, it is essential to…