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Replicating Kirby content with rsync and cron

For all of my Kirby projects the content folder usually is excluded from the Git repository, and hence the content does not get deployed with new releases. To create a development preview that always…

Previewing Local Domains from Remote Devices with ngrok

For long, it has been sufficient for me to preview my work with DevTools/emulators on my development machine, doing the real testing once a staging server had been set up. This could be at the…

Targeting Selectors Without a Class Attribute

I recently ran into the issue that I needed to target certain <li> elements whose parent <ul> does not contain a class attribute. I might have been able to solve this issue in a different…

Synchronising Directories with Unison

Every once in a while I need to get two folders synchronised. In the past I used a synchronisation app to get this done, but somewhere along the way of macOS system updates, it stopped working and I…

AirPods Pro Page Performance

Yesterday I posted the below tweet and it received a lot of attention. It brought some good comments and positive exchange, which made me think about it more. The new AirPods Pro page is a strong…

Upgrading to macOS Catalina

A week or so ago I upgraded to macOS Catalina . Most of the macOS updates over the last couple of years have gone very well, but I have become a little more conservative in upgrading, since once in a…

Media Queries, Frameworks & An Eye for Design

Media queries have been around for almost 10 years and now that I think about it, that’s a real long time, especially on the web. I still remember the first responsive site I’ve built in 2010 like it…

Kirby Panel Custom Colors on Localhost

For quite some time I have been running my website on Kirby CMS , and more than once have I mixed up the environment, because I didn’t pay attention. I either added something on the development site…

The Fading Trust in Technology

This week FaceApp has again made the rounds and a lot of people have been posting the old version of their own. Shortly after, people started to realise the app is developed by a Russian company and…

TikTok, Who’s There?

A couple of months ago was the first time I heard about TikTok . It was a lovely day in spring and… Haha, no. Somebody on Twitter asked what this weird teenage girl dance was. Turned out it was…

Introducing TILRS

The intial inspration to add a “Today I Learned” section to my site came when I saw it on Manuel’s site . Shortly after, Tobias followed suit, because he also liked the idea. For a couple of weeks I…

Of Logos, a Cucumber, and Craftmanship

Two weekends ago I met with one of my best friends in Frankfurt. Besides our usual spots, we also went to a few bars, one of them being a new one I had never been to before. The Drinksmith enamel pin…

Design, Trust and Limited Creativity

In this reply to my previous article Tom writes: “From the early/mid 90's, I gradually shifted from magazine and print layout, from illustration to html, css and programming. I dived deeper and…

Staying Curious at Beyond Tellerrand 2019

Call it a tradition. Every year in the month of May, I’m travelling to Germany, mainly to attend the Beyond Tellerrand conference in Duesseldorf. This year has been the eighth year in a row. Usually…