On October 22nd, we increased our prices and phased out our free plan. Existing customers get to keep current prices until 2020, and free users have a couple of months to find an alternative if they don’t want to upgrade to a paid plan.
Confrere was founded in July 2017, and the product has been available to customers since earlier this year. In order to build an even better product based on the learnings from our first customers’ feedback, we’ve grown our team. That was made possible by the recent seed round led by Point Nine.
We want to build…
In plain English, the Internet of Things (IoT), means that our things will be connected to the Internet. In its 2017 hype cycle analysis, Gartner estimated that IoT would reach most people within two to five years.
Until now, IoT has primarily been embraced by the keenest nerds. There are Internet-connected light bulbs, door locks, heaters, coffee makers, bathroom scales, robot vacuum cleaners and burglary alarms. But since IoT devices are often pricier than their unconnected competitors, they won’t reach the mainstream until people who aren’t as tech-savvy find the IoT devices superior.
Sometimes the spread of technology needs help…
For decades, Silicon Valley was chiefly recognized as a hub of innovation and great minds. But in 2018, it sounds about as charming to work in Silicon Valley as on Wall Street. Even groups that previously seemed unconcerned by the dominance of Silicon Valley’s giants, joined the critics: US politicians, former employees and even the companies themselves admit that not everything is as it should be.
The list of controversies has become long, and just to mention a few. Fake news and Russia’s attempts to manipulate election campaigns. Social media’s impact on our mental health. The tendencies toward monopoly through…
PS. Find even more details and resources here: https://confrere.com/a11y
The other day, I saw a tweet from Ethan Marcotte that puzzled me. It wasn’t really because of the question, because such a gallery would be great.
Instead, I noticed how unfamiliar and bygone the idea “accessible means ugly” was to me. Why hadn’t I had to deal with these kind of discussions the last years?
I believe we went from “accessible or beautiful” to “accessible and beautiful” thanks to the law that made inaccessible websites illegal in Norway.
All of the world, in over 50 cities, people gathered for a whole day workshops to contribute to more diverse conference line-ups. Newbie speakers are encouraged and coached to put together talk proposals, and more experienced speakers also take part to mentor and give advise.
I took part as a mentor in the workshop happening in Berlin. Even though I gave my first talk around 10 years ago, I still learned a lot, especially from all the discussions with both newbie and experiences spearers. (PS. Readers based in Oslo — we should make sure we’re taking part next year!)
Find even more details and resources here: https://confrere.com/a11y
The natural way to let users configure their Confrere, so it looks more like their own brand, is to let them pick their own brand color. To have buttons, links and so on in the brand color seems like a no-brainer.
But it’s easier said than done. One brand might have a dark blue, another one a pale pink. Would you be able to read the text on a dark blue button? And would a pale pink button stand out as a call to action?
Her er det ingen klare konvensjoner. Ikke alle har en knapp på forsida, og hva knappen heter, varierer stort:
Det er to akser som går igjen:
Da jeg prøvde å tenke tilbake på filmåret 2016 måtte jeg anstrenge meg for å huske selv de beste. Og selv filmer som jeg likte veldig godt hadde jeg problemer med å huske. Da er det kanskje bedre å prøve å huske underveis?
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Plakaten kan gi inntrykk av at det er snakk om en skrekkfilm, men det er det ikke. Men creepy og ubehagelig er den så det holder! Litt på grunn av blod og gørr og hårballer, men ikke minst fordi man følger en hovedperson som innser at hun har drifter som ikke er bra verken…
I’ve moved all of the resources in this post to this page: https://confrere.com/usertest