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All and everything from this site in chronological order.

Icon for post type: share The Webmentions Are Back

I finally found the time to update @sebastiangreger’s webmentions for Kirby 3. It’s been a pretty smooth process, including the migration, and it seems that everything works…

Icon for post type: Note Captain Edward Font

This must be the fastest purchase of a font (or almost anything to be honest) that I‘ve ever made in quite some time. It looks beautiful and it fits perfectly to what we are currently working on…

Icon for post type: share Beautiful Image Placeholders

Just what it says on the tin: "Beautiful image placeholders, without the hassle." This is a great tool to create your image (gradient) placeholders in a variety of ways, including CSS, SVG and a few…

Icon for post type: share Design Horoscopes

This is the best thing I have seen in a while, it made me laugh so hard. While this example might be on the other side of the extremes when it comes to what's possible with and on the web, I would…

Icon for post type: share Buying Creative Time

Here’s the first one from the drafts, saved as is on 2019-06-12: Thinking about taking one month off and not doing anything. Planned holiday work. No commitments and just fun. What will happen? I…

Icon for post type: share Writing Good Alt Text

Another fun episode of HTTP 203, but I have to admit I haven't watched any in a long time… This episode is about "How to write good alt text", which seems easier said than done. There is always…

Icon for post type: share That Inner Doubt

When I read this , I just thought to myself: Yes, yes and yes. To be a writer, to be successful at anything, we have to create like no one is watching, listening, or reading. We have to fight that…

Icon for post type: share Diving into the ::before and ::after Pseudo-elements

This is a very comprehensive post by Will Boyd on the ::before and ::after pseudo-elements which covers basically everything you need to know to make use of them is a variety of scenarios. I…

Icon for post type: Note And That Was That

Some things have to end and this time, after more than three years, it is Colloq.io that we are shutting down at the end of March 2021. It’s quite sad, but at this time the sensible thing to do. It’s…

Icon for post type: Note Return

It's been exactly one year to this day that I posted “ Escaping the Virus ”, which in hindsight makes an interesting read and perspective, because we had no idea what was yet to come… A lot of things…

Icon for post type: share Work with CSS, Instead of Against It

While at first I didn't like the title “ Why is CSS Frustrating? ”, I finally got to read it and it covers a few good points. I think I still don’t like the title much, since it seems to establish an…

Icon for post type: Note Escaping the Virus

It’s been a few weeks that Hong Kong has been hit with the Covid-19 virus situation and since then, life hasn’t been quite the same. Somewhere between worried and not, because chances to get infected…

Icon for post type: Article 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…

Icon for post type: share Native Lazy-Loading as HTML Standard

Pretty nice that the proposed native lazy-loading for images or rather the loading attribute now made it into the HTML standard . A while ago Chrome started out with this idea and from now on it is…

Icon for post type: Note A New Editor Typeface: JetBrains Mono

A few days ago Addy Osmani shared this new editor typeface: JetBrains Mono . I had a look at it and liked it right away, so I installed it as my new editor font. So far I really like it, and the more…

Icon for post type: share Progressive Enhancement as Approach and Mindset

The most common misunderstanding of progressive enhancement is that it’s inherently about JavaScript. That’s not true. You can apply progressive enhancement at every step of front-end development:…

Icon for post type: share What A Blog Is

Today I had a little time to catch up with the growing list of unread articles in my RSS reader and came across this short post on Marc’s blog. It’s so simple and I wholeheartedly agree. The…

Icon for post type: learned CSS Overflow-x and the Clipping of Borders

I was playing around with CSS transforms on an element with a border, where as a result the border would then overflow the page body. Usually this would not be an issue that the CSS property overflow…

Icon for post type: share 02022020

Today, 02.02.2020, is a special day, because today’s date is a palindrome, which can be read forwards as well as backwards. What makes it even more special is that a date like this will occur only…

Icon for post type: Note What They Say

“A brand is not what you say it is. It’s what they say it is.“ I really like this quote which opens Matthias’ post. I wanted to put this down, just to remember it. Recently Matthias has been putting…

Icon for post type: share Kung Hei Fat Choi - To The Year of The Rat

A happy Chinese new year! Today is already the second day of the lunar new year and this year, it is the year of the rat. It also marks the eleventh CNY to me, which takes it almost full circle in…

Icon for post type: Note Kirby 3.3.3-rc.1

A new year, a new Kirby update, 3.3.3-rc.1. I guess there’s not that much to report, besides the fact that it is available and I’m giving it a spin on this site at the moment. It all seems to work…

Icon for post type: learned Merging Kirby Collections

After yesterday’s post on Digital Gardens and how to possibly arrange information, posts and all that in a better or more interesting and fun way, I started to try a few things. One of the approaches…

Icon for post type: share Digital Gardens

This article and the idea of a “Digital Garden” also got me thinking about the way information could be presented and I like the idea of curating content for sections a bit more. For quite some time…