Things I come across from day to day.

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 …

::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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …

Found Color

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

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 …

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.

Feeding the birds

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

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. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …