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Syndicate some Blogposts from WordPress to Kirby with the REST API

New year, old problems, new Website -- this was my reasoning during the christmas holidays, and so I decided to completly wipe my "About me" website, making it a simple hub of my diverse activities and interests instead of the old "hey, look how cool experienced I am, come work with me and give me all your money" thing.
I decided to build the site with Kirby, a lovely file based CMS which I have used in the past (for example to drive our Frankfurt Open Device Lab website). Kirby is very flexible, has a stellar documentation, a nice API, and makes zero assumptions on how you want to build your site, and besides being file based, it offers a very customizable backend, if need be.

Now, one of the things I wanted on the new site was a way to display the latest posts from here, my blog, but only those relating to the topics of Design, Webdevelopment and the like.

With a little bit of diving into the WordPress REST API, this turned out to be a fairly simple task for my Kirby-site. Basically this REST API allows me to "get" the infos needed on various objects of my WordPress site, by calling the API's entry points and telling it what I want.

The Laws of UX

A very neat collection of (web) design principles , such as "Jacob's Law":

"Users spend most of their time on other sites. This means that users prefer your site to work the same way as all the other sites they already know."

Laws of UX is a collection of the key maxims that designers must consider when building user interfaces.lawsofux.com

Matthias Ott: Saving your web workflows with prototyping

Oh, Matthias did it again: Publishing one of his thorough articles on the challenges of designing/working with "the web".
It is again one of those articles that I'd wished to have written myself, because it echoes my thoughts (and my frustration) about the unfitting ways I am forced to work in when I'm doing client or agency-work. This feeling of not using the medium to its full potential, because the people involved in "the job" are focussing on the superficial and ...

You In Your Memories - Beatsteaks feat. Chad Price

Die Buletten haben ein albernes Video zu meinem Lieblingssong auf der letzten Platte gemacht. Juhu. :)

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Learnui.design: The HSB Color System: A Practicioner's Primer

We’re going to cover what H, S, and B are, and then I’m going to tell you about why this is the single-best color system in wide usage, plus some intricacies of using it in day-to-day digital design.
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Washington Monthly: How to Fix Facebook—Before It Fixes Us

(…) Algorithms that maximize attention give an advantage to negative messages. People tend to react more to inputs that land low on the brainstem. Fear and anger produce a lot more engagement and sharing than joy. The result is that the algorithms favor sensational content over substance. Of course, this has always been true for media; hence the old news adage “If it bleeds, it leads.” But for mass media, this was constrained by one-size-fits-all content and by the

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Wired: Facebook bug could have let advertisers get your phone number

Facebook tells users that giving the company their mobile phone number will help keep their account secure. Until a few weeks ago, however, the social network’s self-service ad-targeting tools could be massaged into revealing a Facebook user’s cellphone number from their email address. The same flaw made it possible to collect phone numbers for Facebook users who had visited a particular webpage.wired.com

Oh wow. This is why I was very reluctant to give platforms access to my phone number, ...

The Joy of the Guitar Riff

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An diesem verregneten Sonntagvormittag genau der richtige youtube Zufallsfund: Eine Doku über dieses merkwürdige Ding 'Riff' und dessen Evolution von Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry, Link Wray, den Kinks, Shadows, Black Sabbath, King Crimson, Runaways, Heart, Chic, und und und bis The Smiths, Sonic Youth, Nirvana und "Seven Nation Army".
Aber auch mit so zutreffenden Aussagen wie: "… by then [mid eighties] the riff had taken a wrong turn and ended in a cock rock cul de sac".
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They Warned Me - Okilly Dokilly

I can't even…

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Das ist der Vorteil, wenn man mit Leuten, die leicht einen an der Waffel haben, zusammen Musik macht: Die schicken einem dann nachts um eins solche Links. Großartig, im ersten Moment dachte ich an Postproduction. Und ein wenig später im Video wurde mir klar, dass 'abrocken' und Frisur/Klamotten *doch* nicht von einander losgelöst funktionieren. Bundfaltenhose, Pullunder, Seitenscheitel und Oliba + abrocken = sieht trotzdem scheisse aus. :)))