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All and everything from this site in chronological order.

Post type: Note Reluctant to New Things

This thought has been triggered by On Design Thinking , an article with great points on where good design for the web has gone. It [Design Thinking] sold out Design in an attempt to impress those in…

Post type: Note Ahead of The Curve

As developers (who are constantly learning and “operating” in the bubble) we are so far ahead of the curve. One of many such examples is that recently a friend told me about dark mode and how it…

Post type: Note Better Writing - Wrong Side of Write

I’m always interested in resources to improve writing. This one is particularly good, and it has lots of useful tips which are written in a fun way. I recommend subscribing to the RSS feed. Visit…

Post type: Note The Web AIM Million

Another one of those posts that have been getting comfortable in the Drafts… After Manuel mentioned it in this talk at BTConf yesterday, it’s a good time to eventually publish it. The WebAIM Million…

Post type: Note … when you're invisible - Webrocker

Yesterday I have remotely “attended” the second day of Beyond Tellerrand Conference and it’s been fun. Obviously I would have preferred to attend in person, as this was the first edition in two…

Post type: Note 103 Bits of Advice I Wish I Had Known

This is a really great read, of which a lot and then some, resonated with me so much. Many people are scared of getting older, but it’s actually not that bad, because in the process, we’re gaining…

Post type: Note A Note on Notes

A while ago, I had added a new TIL section to this site, which later turned into TILRS (today I learned, remember, share). I liked it a lot, and I posted all kinds of things in this section. Yet this…

Post type: share Open Source Alternatives

This is a neat site that offers open source alternatives to a lot of proprietary SaaS tools. I just tried it out; as I’m in the rather slow (and non-urgent) process of finding a new password manager…

Post type: share 2222222

February, 2nd, 2022. A special day. A palindrome day. All twos. I couldn’t pass up on the opportunity to write a short post on this special date. Kinda fun. It’s also a good opportunity to start to…

Post type: share Free for Developers

Developers and Open Source authors now have a massive amount of services offering free tiers, but it can be hard to find them all to make informed decisions. A great resource for developers to find…

Post type: learned Better Text Decoration With CSS’ text-underline-offset

I recently came across the text-underline-offset CSS property and I’m really surprised that I wasn’t aware that this fairly new property existed. There have been many times in the past where I wanted…

Post type: learned Starship Prompt - Displaying the GIT Branch in Terminal

Ever since Apple released macOS Catalina in 2019 and changed the default shell to zsh across its operating system, I’ve been meaning to follow this move and change my default shell from the good old…

Post type: share How Flexbox Works

Unlike many parts of CSS, Flexible box layout or Flexbox can be difficult to understand just by using it. It wasn't until this most recent update of CSS Master that I even sort of grokked it.1 I hope…

Post type: share Better RSS Titles

I read a fair bit of blogs via RSS, for which I’m using News Explorer on macOS and iOS. When swiping through the articles or looking at the list of blogs in its sidebar, sometimes it’s difficult to…

Post type: share Good Read: NFTs are so, so dumb

Like most of what’s ruined the internet, NFTs started as a good idea. When the concept was demoed in 2014, it was presented as a way for digital artists to easily sell and control their work. But the…

Post type: share Finding the Currently Focused Element

When doing accessibility audits (or even daily web use), too often I come across sites that are missing focus styles. When navigating via keyboard, it can be difficult to see which element you are…

Post type: share A Sunny Second

The start of the year has been a very relaxing one this year, especially convenient with the second day being a Sunday. It should always be like that! We‘re also very lucky with the weather these…

Post type: share Hello Twenty Twentytwo!

A happy, healthy and successful new year to all of you! ✨ The new year has finally arrived, and I want this year to be better than the previous one. The first day has been a pretty nice start. …

Post type: share The Third Web

You are here because you are somehow interested in what the “Web3” or “NFT” thing is about. Maybe someone gave you this link, maybe you follow me somewhere. In this document I’ll try to explain what…

Post type: share Bartender - A macOS Menu Bar Utility

Bartender is a small macOS app that‘s “ giving you total control over your menu bar items, what's displayed, and when, with menu bar items only showing when you need them. ” Quite a nice idea, and…

Post type: share The CSS :has() pseudo-class, aka Parent Selector

Just in time for the holidays, the CSS :has() pseudo-class has arrived in the Safari technology preview 137 , enabled by default. Cool beans! Everybody is pretty excited about this announcement,…

Post type: share Taba11y - Tab Order Chrome Extension

A nifty little Chrome extension to display the tab order on a site. Firefox has this feature included out of the box, which can be found unter the “Accessibility” tab in the DevTools panel. …

Post type: share iOS 15, AirPods Pro and the Boy Who Cried Wolf

Since upgrading to iOS 15 (at first running the beta, now official 15.2), I frequently receive a notification that my AirPods have been left behind at a previous location. Yet every time I see this…

Post type: share The Fonts Top 1000

Another one from the drafts: Fonts of the top 1000 websites , with a few interesting stats like font-family stacks used, font sizes, sans vs. sans-serif font usage and so on.

Post type: learned Unregistering a Service Worker

After some time, I eventually managed to unregister my service worker on this site, because I kept on running into fetch issues with Kirby ’s panel API. I could not figure out what the exact issue…