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Post type: share Volume Controls Reimagined

A group of bored developers and designers has decided to start a thread on reddit to figure out who can come up with the worst volume control interface in the world: This find can already be…

Post type: share OpenMoji - An open source icon library

OpenMoji is a great initiative and open source project from students and professors of the HfG Schwäbisch Gmünd in Germany, that offers—as the name implies—open source emojis (I would rather call…

Post type: share Color And Contrast

This is a nice and comprehensive article from Erik looking at color contrast ratios and explains how they work. Even if you don‘t care about the double contrast ticks in DevTools, it‘s worth a read.…

Post type: share The Provenance Framework

The open-source rulebook for communicating impact and avoiding greenwashing is a good resource to check against claims made by brands, which often are unclear to what e.g. fully recyclable, climate…

Post type: learned Removing Empty Array Keys in PHP

TIL how to remove empty array keys that don't hold any value, e.g. when passing multiple query parameters in an array via GET, the array_filter function will help to clean your array. array_filter —…

Post type: share Why Web Performance Matters for Your Business

This article will help you understand how the new Core Web Vitals correlate with key business metrics by exploring examples of companies which have already seen positive impact for their users and…

Post type: share The CSS :has() Selector

“ Meet :has, A Native CSS Parent Selector (And More) ” is a great roundup of this new selector from the upcoming Selectors Level 4 CSS specification.

Post type: share Preload, Preconnect, Prefetch

Recently I’ve been playing around with preload and prefetch to optimise request priorities on uforepublic.com and the below snippet shall serve as a little future sneak peek for myself. The excerpt…

Post type: share Pantone Color Hong Kong Tram Green

Such a nice story in these rather depressing times. Recently Pantone Color Institute collaborated with HK TRAMWAYS to create a new signature green shade that pays tribute to the Hong Kong Tram and…

Post type: share Going First

I can‘t remember where exactly I found this article, but I’m glad I did. It’s one of the better ones I have read in a while and I really like the idea of “going first”, it’s an interesting experiment…

Post type: share The Performance Impact of Browser Extensions

An interesting look into the performance impact of browser extensions. It‘s been a known fact, but nevertheless good to see some real benchmarks and extensions which cause the most issues. After…

Post type: share Tool Tip: Renaming Files with Name Mangler on macOS

There are some tools in my box that have stayed with me over the years and I continue to keep using. I thought it might be a good idea to share these tools and what I use them for, since some people…

Post type: share Sans Bullshit Sans

Such a fantastic, fun idea, there should be more things like this. It also is a good reflection on how bullshit jargon made it into everyday life. The font that replaces every buzzword by a Comic…

Post type: share Accessibility Tooling

“ A Complete Guide To Accessibility Tooling ” is a good overview on how to test sites for different accessibility issues and what tools are available to do so. Read the full article on Smashing…

Post type: share 5 Most Annoying Website Features as a Blind Person

> These are the five most annoying inaccessible web elements I face as a blind screen reader user every day, and how to fix them. This post helps to understand why accessibility is important and…

Post type: share Personality

As promised some time ago, I will publish all the drafts, which I have not finished or published before. This unpublished post was dated February 6th, 2020, which was shortly before I left for Phuket…

Post type: share Kirby 3.5.6

I eventually got around to update this site to Kirby 3.5.6 . Not a huge update, but I like what came in the previous version 3.5.5 . It allow setting the page cache expiry right from your…

Post type: Note All You Need to Know About Image Optimisation

Well, the title really says it all. “Image Optimization" by Addy Osmani is a powerhouse of a book, packed with 700 and then some pages of knowledge that can take years to learn. This book is a great…

Post type: share Kirby 3.5.4

Today I finally found the time to give this site a little love and updated to the latest version Kirby 3.5.4 . This release is a security release, which luckily doesn't happen so often, but deserves…

Post type: share Tweetbot Synch Issues

For the simple fact that this might help someone fix their issue, because I could not find anything current on the web this time: Simply turning iCloud off and on again in the iCloud settings on iOS…

Post type: share Accessible Front End Components

A great overview of what you need to know when building accessible front end components, pitfalls and what to look out for. Read it on Smashing Magazine .

Post type: share How to Favicon in 2021

I’m a fan of simplicity and welcome ideas that decrease complexity instead of the other way around. Pretty sure we’ve all been in the situation of not knowing which icons to add when. Here’s the…

Post type: share Geldingadalur Volcano Live Feed

I've been looking at this a few times over the last few days and the eruptions and the flow of lava are simply beautiful and fascinating. A webcam is now broadcasting live from Fagradalsfjall, facing…