Lexicon

Breadcrumbs

// noun

EN Remember Hansel and Gretel, the fairy tale? Well, to find their way back home the two children left a trace of breadcrumbs in the forest. Developers thought, hey that's a good idea! So if you're browsing on a website with a lot of pages and subpages and subsubpages, you don’t want to get lost or use the back button 50 times in a row. For your convenience we put some Hansel and Gretel magic in those websites. Breadcrumbs are like a secondary navigation. They show you where you are and let you jump back a page or 2 without too much hassle. #yourewelcome


NL Zeggen Hans & Grietje je nog iets? Wel, om hun weg terug naar huis te vinden lieten de twee kinderen een spoor van broodkruimels achter in het bos. Programmeurs vonden dat een geweldig plan. Als je nu browst op een website met een doolhof aan pagina’s en subpagina’s en subsubpagina’s, wil je daar liever niet in verloren lopen of meer dan vijftig keer op de back-knop rammen. Voor de gemakkelijkheid hebben we wat Hans&Grietje-genialiteit in die website gestoken. Broodkruimels zijn als een soort secundaire navigatie. Ze tonen je waar je bent en laten je twee of meer pagina’s terugspringen zonder al te veel zever. #graaggedaan


What's with this lexicon?

Digital transformation, Artificial intelligence, Robots takings our jobs, ... my GOD what a scary time we live in! Right? No, not really. We live in a very exciting time of endless possibilities, of genius new answers to questions we haven’t even been able to formulate... Some people just want to make good money by starting a fire and then being hired to put it out. We don’t like that at Bagaar. No apocalyptic vibes for us, we’re too zen for that.

The intelligence game will be won by those who know how to ask & answer questions critically.

Technology is evolving at a crazy pace, absolutely, and sometimes it might be a bit mindblowing, but don’t worry, humans are still the writers of this story, we decide how it goes. At Bagaar we help our clients every day to gear up for any technological challenge they may be up to, we have a very big toolbox of digital answers to their problems and are very happy to help them in writing their own story. This time we wanted to do something not only for our clients but for everyone, our moms, the guy at the busstop, politicians, journalists, whoever may be helped with a little free knowledge.

Core message here: Trojan: Nice for the greeks, not for you.

So, we wrote this lexicon in the assumption that if people would have more information, and a bit of guidance, they wouldn’t have to feel so helpless when hearing about Digital transformation, MVP’s, Frontend, AWS, Trojans, UX, UI, ... (Que?) We assembled all the buzzwords we use on a daily basis and tried to give a down to earth, simple explanation for each of them. Take it with you, read through it when you’re waiting on a train or getting your nails done and next time somebody starts a fire, you just blow it out yourself (or if it’s too big call Bagaar).

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