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How to Avoid Death by PowerPoint

David Phillips, How to Avoid Death by PowerPoint My takes from the presentation: One message per slide (not more). With more than one message per slide the …

Zusätzlich abgehängt

Die Schere zwischen arm und reich geht immer weiter auf. Aber kaum einer sagt, was das für Kinder bedeutet. Carolin und Christoph Butterwegge wissen es.

The Alt Tour

Watch Lachlan Morton riding The Alt Tour to Paris.
18 days, 5509 km, 66831 m of climbing, 225 hrs of riding.

::before and ::after

::before and ::after add a first child before the other children and a last child after the other children of the element. Rachel Andrew, How to …

HTML with Superpowers

It has to have a hyphen in it. Dave Rupert Excellent slide deck by Dave Rupert about Web Components. Find the deck on Notist. Within the presentation …

Tour Divide

Lael Wilcox trying to ride the Tour Divide, 2750 miles, in under 14 days. A Rapha Gone Racing film on youtube.

Checkbox webcam filter

Bryan Braun created a webcam filter out of HTML checkboxes. Try by yourself at webcam-test. It´s part of his checkboxland."Checkboxland is a JavaScript library for …

Bundestagswahl 2021

Die SPD ist nach dieser Wahl die stärkste Kraft. Nach einem Wahlkampf, der in bezug auf die Klimakrise meiner Meinung nach oberflächlich und durch Positionen wie …

Objectified

Objectified from Film First on Vimeo. Objectified Bonus Footage from Film First on Vimeo.

Bike Geo´s

Geometries of bikes I find interesting. For comparison my reference is the Rose XEON TEAM GF 57 road marathon bike, which I´m riding for multiple …

Alphabet

At the age of five, Emil for the first time is writing down the alphabet.

Waldbegeisterung

Gerald Klamer is hiking 6000 km through the forests of Germany, mostly also spending his nights in the woods. He writes about his journey …

Flexbox sizing mental model

The following explanation from Anna Monus is taken out of A Comprehensive Guide to Flexbox Sizing and I find Anna´s text most helpful. Anna has …

Working on grid layout

Emil is colorizing the columns of a newspaper. Maybe to provide a more pleasant reading experience? The resulting grid looks interesting.

Archiv Deutsches Atomerbe

Archiv Deutsches Atomerbe. "Mehr als 60 Jahre Atomforschung und Atomenergienutzung in Deutschland und fast ebenso lange dauert die gesellschaftliche Auseinandersetzung darum. Die Anti-Atom-Bewegung hat Geschichte geschrieben. …

Bilder, die bleiben

Comics als Medium von Journalismus und Reportage: Bilder, die bleiben. der Freitag Nr. 28, 15. Juli 2021. Am Ende des Artikels ist eine kleine Bibliothek der …

My favorite HIIT workouts

Please also check favorite yoga flows. Bauch HIIT Workout | 15 Minuten Core & Abs Toned Arms, Abs & Back Workout Fat Burning HIIT Workout I have to evaluate …

The green rooftop

Yesterday our two flat roofs received their sedum sprouts. The quality work has been carried out by Gartenbau Beil. Now I´m curious to see it …

Syncthing

Syncthing is a tool to synchronize multiple folders between different computers with same or different operating systems. It is open source, the synchronized data is sent peer-to-peer, …

Anatomy of a typeface

Do you know about Aperture, Arm, Bowl, Counter, Hairline, and the like? Anatomy of a typeface is a visual explanation of the terms which allow …

Die Pflanzen und ihre Rechte

Die Pflanzen und ihre Rechte – Eine Charta zur Erhaltung unserer Natur von Stefano Mancuso. Ohne Pflanzen überlebt nichts auf unserem Planeten, der über nur einen …

Remove unwanted scrollbars

Detect CSS Overflow Elements is a tiny hack by David Walsh to detect the root cause of unwanted scrollbars on a web page. Use the …

Found Color

Found Color is an exploration of accidental color schemes, curated by Eighth Day.

Remove git history

Make the current working directory into the only commit and remove the complete git history. Found on stackoverflow. git checkout --orphan newBranchgit add -A # …

Uniwidth typefaces for interface design

Uniwidth is not the same as monospace! Monospace is non-proportional, meaning each letter occupies the same amount of space. Uniwidth is proportionally spaced, meaning each …

Web Interface Handbook

The Web Interface Handbook “is a book about the fundamentals of creating a good web interface. You will find out how to make effective forms, …

CSS Tips

CSS Tips by Marko Denic is a compilation of things that can be done with CSS. It contains A typing effect drop-shadow for transparent images Smooth scrolling Styling cursors Truncating …

Edit on GitHub for an 11ty powered website

Adding a link to edit the contents of any page for an 11ty powered website on GitHub is simpler than I thought.[1] Example: HTML <a href="https://github.com/ulfschneider/11ty.ulf.codes/edit/master/{{page.inputPath}}">Edit on …

Form design

Form design by Geri Reid is a comprehensive compilation of best practices for accessible HTML forms. Geri´s site is beautiful, too.

Kai

Today I received the sad message about the passing of a colleague, my former manager, Kai Knebel. He has left behind his wife Barbara and …

System fonts

Iain Bean writes in his article System fonts don’t have to be ugly about system fonts vs. web fonts. He is giving an overview of …

GitHub Learning Lab

The GitHub Learning Lab provides online training courses for free about DevOps, GitHub Actions, Languages and Tools, and GitHub :-).

Snow-world

Early morning on our way to the Kindergarten. Wonderful snow. Emil is exited.

The Pixi books

While Emil and I were doing the food shopping, he found a book stand with Pixi books.

Japanese Carpentry

Our tiny family is building a house. We are shortly before moving into the new place and I´m exhausted by the entire process. Building a …

Traces

Thrush-traces in the snow. This might be a result of Emil and me feeding the birds.

Feeding the birds

A thrush with an apple. During this winter, Emil and I started feeding the birds on our terrace.

Garamond

Georg Duffner provided an open source of EB Garamond, which is a beautiful humanist typeface, originating back to the mid 16th century. Massimo Vignelli has …

Public Sans, Arvana, and Brucker

An interesting compilation of types from Typographica. Resonating: Public Sans Arvana Brucker Public Sans # A neutral sans serif for interfaces, text, and headings by the US …

Weeknotes 02

Katy DeCorah´s Github read-action “…tracks the books that you’ve read by updating the _data/read.yml file in your repository.” David Seidman on how to add commas between …

Weeknotes 01

The Vignelli Canon. As Massimo Vignelli states in the introduction of the book: “…a useful instrument for a better understanding of typography in Graphic Design. …

ET Book

ET Book, the typeface used in Edward Tufte’s books. Free webfont! It is used for example by Jeremy Keith in his Resilient Web Design. A sample …

Resilient Web Design

Resilient Web Design by Jeremy Keith Resilient Web Design by Jeremy Keith is a pleasure to read. Jeremy has put together context and concept for a …

Weeknotes 53

Learned from the Accessible Footnotes article, there is a :target pseudo-class in CSS that allows to select and to style a targeted element on a …

markdown-it-scrolltable

A markdown-it plugin to wrap any <table> into a <div> for horizontal scrolling on narrow screens. Examples Usage Examples # A markdown table Column | Column------ | ------Cell …

Weeknotes 52

Sarah Fossheim publishes her new project website ethicaldesign.guide. “… Ethical Design Guide is made to share resources on how to create ethical products that don’t …

Viral typeface

Viral typeface. “A collaboration between four designers/illustrators, this typeface is a recipe for quarantining in 2020: a dash of paranoia, a scoop of cabin fever, …

Weeknotes 51

A CSS utility class for covering elements from CSS in real life. Ellograph monospaced typeface. “Ellograph is a friendly monospaced typeface with a soft, rounded construction …

Unconventional and free stock images

A list of unconventional and free stock images by Mel Choyce in her CSS-Tricks article: British Library (unsplash) New York Public Library The State Library of New South …

HTML Hell

A collection of bad practices in HTML, copied from real websites. Initiated by Manuel Matuzović and open for contributions.

Split a figure

A responsive technique of splitting a figure equally into an image (one half of the available space), and the corresponding caption (other half of the available space).

Using Trello as a Super Simple CMS

In his CSS-Tricks article, Phil describes a very nice and generic approach to use 11ty data files for fetching contents from Trello. Phil doesn´t talk about …

Anekdote

Anekdote is a directory celebrating great, independent businesses. These companies are not run by stockholders, layers of bureaucracy or an algorithm. They are full of …

Website evaluation tools

Any accessible website must … Tools References Any accessible website must … # use semantic-, standards-based HTML, apply accessibility best pratices (which is a wide field), and be …

My approach to accessibility

The power of the Web is in its universality. Access by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect. Tim Berners-Lee, W3C Director and inventor of the …

The High Line Park

A beautiful garden above New York City that follows the principle "simple and slow."

Beautiful Webtype

A beautiful, and useful site by Chad Mazzola with selected web fonts and font combinations. All open-source! Chad´s site even has an Atom feed …

Better Web Typography

Matej´s course on Better Web Typography is structured into seven parts which will be mailed to you, once you subscribed to the course. Matej is …

Flowing energy

The lines represent energy flows. At the mid-left side one of the flows enlights Emil´s name. At the right side is a control box for …

Damascus, USA. Der Gau.

Terrifying. Watch “Damascus, USA.” Some quotes from the film: Nuclear weapons will always carry the risk of an unwanted detonation. It will happen: Maybe tomorrow, or …

How we read

The term readability doesn´t ask simply "Can you read it?" or "How fast can you read it?" It also asks "Do you want to read …

Weeknotes 29

Utopia is an algorithm to calculate fluid type size for responsive websites. It´s made by James Gilyead and Trys Mudford. There’s no program or dependency …

We are building a house

Our weed-covered land is starting to transform. This house project might take a time of seven years in the end. We bought the property in …

Learn eleventy from scratch

Learn Eleventy From Scratch is a training made by Andy Bell. It´s a practical, well organized, and well written course that allows you to get …

Weeknotes 26

“The mystery font that took over Ney York” is an article about Choc, a typeface designed by Roger Excoffon. Choc specimen cover, …

Weeknotes 25

I published markdown-it-fitmedia, a markdown-it plugin to set aspect-ratio of responsive images, make images lazy loading, and to make videos responsive. Use it in the …

Man conquers the cosmos

Today I saw this picture in “der Freitag”, Nr. 24, June 4th 2020. "Man conquers the cosmos." Mosaic made by Fritz Eisel in 1972. Located at …

Bauhaus Doku in drei Teilen

Vorbereitung und Gründung, ein Film von Gisela Reich Zwischen Weimar und Berlin, ein Film von Walter Rüdel Spuren nach 50 Jahren, ein Film von Walter Rüdel

markdown-it-fitmedia

A markdown-it plugin to set aspect-ratio of responsive images, make them lazy loading, and to make videos responsive. Images Wrapping media Usage Configuration Images # Responsive images …

The Details

The details are not the details; they make the product. Charles and Ray Eames Never to forget about it! I found the quote in The Details by …

Weeknotes 22

Reading “The Details” by Matthias Ott. convertacolor.com is a minimalistic yet quick way of converting hex, rgb, hsl, and cmyk colors in any direction. I migrated my …

Frauen, seid dankbar

Frauen, seid dankbar. Die Wirtschaftsführer haben über die Jahre einen ganz eigenen Tonfall entwickelt, mit dem sie sich an die Öffentlichkeit wenden: etwas zwischen Drohen und …

My favorite Yoga flows

Please also check favorite HIIT workouts. Yoga Ganzkörper Flow | Bauch, Beine & Balance | 30 Minuten für Kraft & Stabilität Yoga Bauch Workout Intensiv | 15 …

The 10 Principles of Good Design

Dieter Rams The 10 Principles of Good Design as stated by Dieter Rams: Good design is innovative. The possibilities for innovation are not, by any means, exhausted. …

Weeknotes 18

This week I pushed my little website a step further by enhancing the service worker to pre-cache selected pages and by runtime-caching images as well …

Helvetica

See what is in the Helvetica typeface. Listen to interesting typographer personalities, like for example Matthew Carter, who designed Georgia for Microsoft: “When I start …

Google Webfonts Helper

Mario Ranftl has written the Google Webfonts Helper, which makes self-hosting Google fonts as simple as it can be. The service worker of my website …

Weeknotes 17

I´ve created my first service worker and turned my website into a Progressive Web App 💪. After doing precaching for static resources (JavaScript, CSS, Google …

Helvetica Bonus Footage

As Gary Hustwit is currently giving his films for free, I watched his Helvetica Bonus Footage this week. You´re getting to see some very interesting …

Social distancing while protesting

A photo taken by Tomer Appelbaum, showing thousands of Israelis maintain social distancing while protesting Natanyahu in Tel Aviv´s Rabin sq. I took the photo …

Going Offline (book)

Going Offline by Jeremy Keith Going Offline is following the same agenda as Jeremy does in his talk. Of course, the book provides more background and …

Weeknotes 16

Emil draws “Ladybirds, fairy dust, and witches on witches broomsticks.” As of this week, Germany has 138,221 infected people and 4,098 people died on COVID-19. Four …

Going Offline (video)

With Going offline, Jeremy Keith is giving an excellent talk about how to turn a website into a Progressive Web App (PWA). A PWA is …

Less, but better – Rams

Rams is a documentary by filmmaker Gary Hustwit about the legendary designer Dieter Rams. For decades, Dieter Rams was leading the design department of Braun, …

Weeknotes 15

Emil discovers the luxury of whitespace. Kristian Lumme describes the collaborative approach of Fournova, who are the makers of Tower for Git. Article “How We Work.” Stretchy …

Website accessibility got worse

Dave Rupert made me aware with his tweet: The average website accessibility got worse during the last twelve months! This is according to the WebAIM annual accessibility …

Weeknotes 14

Emil draws “Snakes with Poison Dots.” Max Böck published a boilerplate Emergency Website Kit, which, especially these days, aims to provide a quick way to publish …

An RSS feed for GitHub Pages

RSS is a good thing. It simplifies to overview information that is produced by potentially many different sources. If someone has an RSS feed on …

Weeknotes 13

Write personal: “Into the Personal-Website-Verse” is a plea for personal websites from Matthias Ott. “Advice from Ten Years of Leading Remote Teams” from Greg Storey. “How to …

Weeknotes 12

Emil pictured the virus. I get the case counts from The Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center. At the end of this week we are counting 22.000 …

This is a web page

At its heart, web design should be about words. Words don’t come after the design is done. Words are the beginning, the core, the focus. …

The Birth of Inter

In “The Birth of Inter” Rasmus Andersson is explaining his (work)flow and tool usage while developing Inter, a beautiful sans-serif typeface designed for reading text …

Weeknotes 11

This guy Jack McDade knows how to design a web page. Jack made Justin Jackson´s page, which I think is an exceptional piece of work. …

Weeknotes 10

Watched “Thereabouts 3: Discovering Colombia” again. It´s the best of the series. I can recommend this film for anyone who is into cycling. Restarted my sports …

The Shape of Design

The Shape of Design by Frank Chimero From the The Shape of Design: … Painting’s near and far states are akin to How and Why: the artist, …

Weeknotes 9

Signed assange-helfen. A state has been caught in a war crime and for that reason the state takes revenge on the person who helped to …

Compose CSS

Compose CSS is a personal investigation and tools-building effort. I´m trying to find out for myself what is useful to have in a CSS library …

stacked-area

An npm package to draw a SVG stacked area chart with a day-based x-axis.

cumulative-flow

An npm package to draw a SVG cumulative flow diagram and predict the anticipated completion of work.

horiz-gauge

An npm package to draw a SVG horizontal gauge. Play with the settings of the horiz-gauge by visiting the horiz-gauge playground.

somap

An npm package with a sorted map and sorted set, implemented as a binary tree.

Breakdown for Atom

Breakdown is a package to be added to your Atom editor. It allows you to display and manipulate a breakdown structure of your JIRA Scrum …

dheader

An npm package to make the header of your web pages dynamic.

Splitting User Stories

User Stories are short and simple descriptions of a feature told from the perspective of the person who desires the new capability, usually a user or customer of the system. It´s called User Story because you put the user into focus. Therefore a User Story should lead to a product increment that can be seen valuable from the user- or business perspective.

The balanced organization

The agile manifesto defines a collaboration culture. But what if your current environment is not collaborative? This article describes alternatives for moving into the agile direction.

Tracker

File your workout routines and get a nice graphical overview of your achievements and improvements.

Spitfire

A virtual whiteboard to be shared by multiple people at the same time. Users will be anonymous – so no one needs to sign in.

Supersize

Do not let scaled agile be your scaled snake oil

The agile worker

The agile worker exists because of differences between theory and reality, and because insights can be gained through these discrepancies.

The Box-Bullet-Line (BBL)

Many important aspects of software development are invisible. When creating software we work through different abstraction layers by analyzing symbols and writing code.

A Sprint is not a milestone

A Sprint is a sensor that allows us to see what has been done, what impediments are in our way and how we did better in comparison to previous Sprints.