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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YouTube Ads

4 min. readπŸ“±Β Technology

I can't remember the last time I intentionally clicked on a YouTube ad. In fact, when using YouTube on your TV, engaging with ads isn't even an option. With ads becoming longer and more prevalent, it's hard to ignore the feeling that we're back to the old days of cable television...

Apple's Compliance

5 min. readπŸ“±Β Technology

Starting March 7, Apple will be required to comply with the Digital Markets Act (DMA), which mandates the company to permit third-party app stores on its iOS platform. Apple's response regarding these changes has been quite revealing, to say the least.

Sheep's Clothes

7 min. readπŸ“±Β Technology

You've probably about Meta launching Threads, their latest social media platform. What's different this time is how its content is distributed. Instead of keeping all data centralized, Threads will essentially be accessible from other services.

Omni Glass

4 min. readπŸ“±Β Technology

With Samsung launching its new smart ring at CES, and Apple launching its headset, I can't help but feel a sense of recognition (and nostalgia, for that matter). Thirteen years ago, when I was still in college, I was tasked with coming up with my own technological idea.

Bug Coin

5 min. readπŸš€Β Entrepreneurship

In 2012, being a 22-year-old intern at a web development company called Studio Stomp, I was just months away from starting my thesis on a project from the same company. However, as the project came closer, I realized that I had an idea of my own I wanted to pursue.

Rabbit r1

5 min. readπŸ“±Β Technology

A few months ago, my attention was drawn to an intriguing device known as the AI Pin, crafted by Humane. My initial skepticism, particularly regarding its lack of a screen, remains intact. This week, the startup Rabbit unveiled a device at CES, presenting itself as a hybrid between the AI Pin and a conventional smartphone.

Q Star

5 min. readπŸ€–Β Artificial Intelligence

The recent firing of Sam Altman from his position as CEO of OpenAI has sparked a lot of speculation about the reasons behind his departure. One theory is that he was pushing the company in a direction that the board was not comfortable with.

Generative Interfaces

6 min. read🎨 Software Design

Software design has long been dominated by fixed interfaces trying to please every type of user, often resulting in overwhelming and cluttered experiences. Microsoft Office, with its countless buttons, menus, panels, and tabs, is a prime example of this issue.

Big-Tech Sympathy

6 min. readπŸ“±Β Technology

Although I've been fairly critical of big-tech companies in the past, I also believe it's important to explore the narrative from their perspective. While my primary focus remains on the role of consumers as the guiding force in shaping values and practices, acknowledging the constraints that tech companies face is also important.

Innocent Gadgets?

8 min. readπŸ“±Β Technology

Do you recall your first encounter with computers, or any gadget for that matter? Chances are you were probably too young to remember. That's okay, what I'm getting at is that our first interaction with computers and gadgets happens in the early chapters of life.

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Pinned Article

YouTube Ads

I can't remember the last time I intentionally clicked on a YouTube ad. In fact, when using YouTube on your TV, engaging with ads isn't even an option. With ads becoming longer and more prevalent, it's hard to ignore the feeling that we're back to the old days of cable television...

Pinned Tip

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.

Pinned Project

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
    Date