Mark Nuyens

I'm Mark Nuyens,

a web developer who loves clean design and clear code.

I'm a full-stack developer from The Netherlands and founder of Emozio, LabNet, and others. I am passionate about designing and building human-friendly web applications. Check out my work, read my articles, or just follow me around.

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AI Economics

5 min. readπŸ“±Β Technology

Training an AI model is a significant undertaking. Not only does it demand substantial financial investment, but it also requires highly specialized infrastructure and software capable of processing the data necessary for model creation.

AI Engines

4 min. readπŸ“±Β Technology

The dust may be settling on the accusations of Google's search engine monopoly, but a new battle seems to be brewing in the realm of AI engines. Once again, Apple stands at the center, facing the same questions of power and control.

About Tabs

3 min. readπŸ“±Β Technology

Tabs are everywhere, from file explorers to web browsers, IDEs, and even vertically, in messaging apps like WhatsApp. While the metaphor may seem outdated in a time where physical folders and tabs have become less common, the concept has been able to survive by providing users with a fast and easy way to organize and access information.

Apples & Oranges

8 min. readπŸ“±Β Technology

The recent antitrust lawsuit against Apple by the US Department of Justice due has lead to some heated debates about the company's control over its app ecosystem, more specifically the App Store.

Slot Machines

6 min. readπŸ“±Β Technology

When it comes to social media platform like TikTok and Instagram, it's hard to ignore the addictive nature of their content. These platforms seem to be designed to keep users engaged for as long as possible, utilizing various tactics to trigger dopamine hits and encourage continuous usage.

GoPro Glasses

5 min. readπŸ“±Β Technology

Augmented reality (AR) glasses currently represents the next step in consumer electronics, potentially revolutionizing the way we experience and interact with our digital world. With Meta's ambitious plans to bring AR glasses into the mainstream, it's becoming increasingly clear how the technology is gaining traction.

Abstraction Layers

6 min. readπŸ“±Β Technology

Abstraction layers play a crucial role in mediating the complexity of digital systems, allowing users to interact with them through simpler and more accessible interfaces. The user interface is a prime example of this abstraction in action - with a simple press of a button, users can initiate complex processes happening behind the scenes.

Super Webapps

7 min. readπŸ“±Β Technology

Apple is being accused of anti-competitive behavior in the United States, including its control over so-called "super apps". For those unfamiliar with the term, super apps are essentially applications that offer a wide range of smaller apps under a single roof, similar to how shopping centers offer a variety of stores.

Virtual Escapism

4 min. readπŸ“±Β Technology

Last week, I tried the Apple Vision Pro for the first time, mostly thanks to my fiancΓ©e. She is currently researching the concept of the Sublime in relation to Virtual Reality (VR) and wanted to explore whether VR could provide such experiences.

Normalize Everything

2 min. readπŸ“±Β Technology

In a previous article, I explored the use of AI tools for summarizing content to save time and improve reader engagement. However, I believe that AI can play an even more significant role in our every-day communication by normalizing content.

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Data Point

The collection and use of personal data has been a topic of growing concern in recent years. From the ubiquitous cookie popups to more comprehensive laws designed to protect user privacy, it has become clear that individuals are increasingly valuing their personal information.

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Using $fillable for validation

The "fillable" property on your Eloquent models might just be a sensible place to put your validation logic. After all, given how this list is practically part of validation, it would be a waste not to use that same structure for defining the rules respectively.

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Offline November

Offline November is a campaign that I created to encourage people to power down their smartphones for an entire month in favor of promoting healthy smartphone usage.

Careers

  1. Freelance Web Developer
    Company
    Emozio Interactive
    Role
    Freelance Web Developer
    Location
    Haarlem, NL
    Date
  2. Web Developer - Internship/Employed
    Company
    Studio Stomp
    Role
    Web Developer - Internship/Employed
    Location
    Amsterdam, NL
    Date
  3. UX Designer - Internship/Employed
    Company
    Service2Media
    Role
    UX Designer - Internship/Employed
    Location
    Amersfoort, NL
    Date
  4. Web Development & Maintenance
    Company
    Heemskerk Innovative Technology
    Role
    Web Development & Maintenance
    Location
    Delft, NL
    Date
  5. Graphic Designer - Internship
    Company
    Digimedo & Shirtsenzo
    Role
    Graphic Designer - Internship
    Location
    Zaandam, NL
    Date
  6. Retail Store Employee
    Company
    ANWB Travel Shop
    Role
    Retail Store Employee
    Location
    Haarlem & Hoofddorp, NL
    Date
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Education

  1. Communication & Multimedia Design
    School
    Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences
    Role
    Communication & Multimedia Design
    Date
  2. Interactive Design
    School
    Media College Amsterdam
    Role
    Interactive Design
    Date
  3. Graphic Studies - VMBO
    School
    Linnaeus College Haarlem
    Role
    Graphic Studies - VMBO
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