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Full writings, sometimes short and sometimes longer. Thoughts worth putting down.

Stopping the Dark Patterns of Booking Sites

In one part of my latest talk “ The Benefits of Ethical Design ” I discuss so-called dark patterns and one example is about hotel booking sites. I never liked the approach of what I call…

Better Terminal Navigation with Markers

A quick trick to jump to your previous or next issued commands or prompt lines in the Terminal app, in case you need to move around between long outputs: Check “Edit->Marks->Automatically Mark…

Batch Editing Kirby Content Files

In a recent project I built with Kirby , I came across a challenge that I needed (or rather wanted) to add an extra field to all of my yaml files. The project is a theater site and contains a lot of…

Coming Back to Social

When I went to Sweden over the Christmas holidays, I stayed away from my phone for most of the time. This wasn’t planned at all, but somehow just happened. I had very little motivation on checking,…

Leading Zeros in CSS Values

Today a question and following a quick conversation about leading zeros in CSS, or rather SASS, popped up, because some pre-processor documentation mentioned that leading zeros are “bad”. Matthew…

Long Live the iPhone 7

Tonight I had a conversation about the new iPhone X and I mentioned that I have been thinking about getting one, solely for the camera upgrade. I currently still use an iPhone 7 Plus. I’ve had it…

Breaking Things, Fixing Things…

Marcus is currently creating a showcase on how to build accessible SPAs in different JS frameworks, aka React and Vue. He is documenting everything he does and tries to find the best ways to solve…

All That Data

On my last night in NYC a few weeks ago, I spoke to a friend of mine who works at a large bank. Somehow we came to talk about data collection and how her analytics team was also collecting lots of…

When Things Go Wrong

It’s the weekend of FFCPH and yesterday morning I was supposed to leave from Hong Kong to hold a workshop today. As I write this, I’m sitting at the airport in HK, feeling somewhat in between tired,…

Sticky Things

This week I have been working on a new navigation/header component which is supposed to work as a sticky header—people nowadays seem to want that by default. I started to write some JavaScript to…

CSS-in-JS, Kindness and Evolution

CSS-in-JS is the new and popular kid on the block. On the flipside, Vanilla CSS is old-school and isn’t so much of the hi-roller anymore. Actually, CSS was never liked too much by many anyway.…

On Tracking

After I read this article I started thinking about tracking again. I suppose most of the time we don’t actively think about it, since it has gotten so normal. But when you do, you start to realise… I…

Make It The Best You Can

Two anecdotes for today: One Two days ago I got a hair cut. I looked at my hair dresser in the mirror and watched her cut, trim and measure my hair, meticulously, with great precision like she does…

Remember Sass?

When we started to work on Colloq , we agreed to write good, old, plain CSS. I was a little sceptical at first and thought we’re not going to like it much. After a few weeks I had totally gotten used…

This Content is Not for You…

This is one of the things that I really dislike about Facebook and a good example of how the web was never intended to work. A client sent me a video and I clicked the link. Rather unsurprisingly, it…