Export@Google: Develop Your Export Strategy
Mangrove was invited by Google to attend their Export@Google event in Dublin (in The Foundry). The reason why this event is very interesting for Mangrove is because we are getting more (international) clients who are expanding their online marketing efforts. If you think you can copy paste your business to another country, then you are wrong. In this blog post I shall give some general tips when you are dealing with expanding your business across the border.
Launch: Amsterdam Economic Board
The Amsterdam Economic Board stimulates innovation and collaboration between governmental agencies, research institutions and the trade and industry sector.
We’re working on a new online platform for the biggest Dutch and Belgium platform around Apple products and apps.
No, you haven’t reached a blogpost from the year 2004. This is not some prophetic article on the glorious future of Second Life.
The Rights and Wrongs in Typesetting
I’m a type-nerd. There, I said it. Whenever I look at a text or logo I’ll try to recognize the typeface. I’m annoyed by improper kerning (a.k.a. keming) and every time I read a text I check if the right characters are used. In this blogpost I’ll show you some examples of the rights and wrongs in typesetting.
UX design is team work
Years ago, when the company grew larger, we had the illusion we needed a design department, a front-end department, a development department and so on. At that time, a large part of my day job existed of User-Experience Design related tasks, like writing functional specs, wire framing and prototyping. It didn’t take long to find out that this department and waterfall approach wouldn’t work anymore for us: we went Agile.
We don’t want a lot for Christmas. We don’t even wish for snow. We got everything already; the best clients, great campaigns, a christmas tree, nice colleagues and a nice computer to work on. But we do want to ask you for some tiny things we think will improve our daily work. Just a couple of ideas to make us want to get up out of bed even earlier, and make us want to sing along with Mariah Carey.
The Life and Death of Me
I’m looking through a tiny hand held slide projector at a picture my dad took of my mom back in 1975. She is sitting on a bench in the south of France. In other slides from the same box I find obvious references to the ’70s; explicit photo posing, colourful French automobiles, and plenty of moustaches. A summer trip through the South of France as my parents explain to me later.