Journal

Weeknotes 26

"The mystery font that took over Ney York" is an article about Choc, a typeface designed by Roger Excoffon. Choc specimen cover, 1955. Paul Robert Lloyd, independent …

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 …

Open air bathing

Open air bathing is possible again (with some corona-constraints)

Man conquers the cosmos

Mosaic by Fritz Eisel, 1972

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 …

The first ever website

Tim Berners-Lee´s home page

The first ever website, Tim Berners-Lee´s original home page for the Word Wide Web. Responsive and fast.

Fluid videos with my adaption of FitVids

Embedded videos are not automatically responsive or fluid. They come with a fixed setting for width and height. To make them responsive while keeping aspect …

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 …

Google Webfonts Helper ★

Mario Ranftl has written the Google Webfonts Helper, which makes self-hosting Google fonts as simple as it possibly 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 some precaching for static resources (JavaScript, CSS, …

Social distancing while protesting

Picture by Tomer Appelbaum, 2020

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 …

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 …

Newspaper designs during the pandemic

Some remarkable newspaper designs I got aware of via Twitter. Michael Bierut pointed me towards the handwritten front page designs of the New York Times. A …

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. That gets a ★. "Advice from Ten Years of Leading Remote Teams" …

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 …