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Top 10 Webdesign Mistakes of 2021 - Jakob Nielsen

Man holding a sign saying #2 slow response time

this talk by Jakob Nielsen is 20 minutes well worth your time. Here's a spoiler for no. 2… Wait for number one.


Beyond Tellerrand Conference, 8./9.11.21, Düsseldorf + Livestream

Cup with beautiful 10th aniversry Logo drawn by Vic Lee

The 10th iteration of my favorite (web|design|development|biggerpicture) conference is about to open doors in a few minutes. This year this is an extraordinary event - due to the Covid-19 situation last year it was cancelled, and with the current surge of the "fourth wave" with never-before seen high amount of new infections currently in Germany,…


The Oxymoron of “Data-Driven Innovation” - Chelsea Troy


Jessica Dobson - Full Performance (Live on KEXP)

The voices. The guitar, the (cover) songs… I'm totally blown away by this performance on International Womens Day 2019 on KEXP.


btconfboogie, spotified

Empty row of red seats, in the background the Beyond Tellerrand Logo on a mirror above the bar

Wow. Already seven years ago I had the honor and the privilege to provide the musical backdrop to the Warm-up party of my favorite web design conference. Recently I listened again to the 5 hours and I have to say, this is still *my* kind of music. So today I created a Spotify playlist, and…


Mutable Gallery

Jagged, seemingly hand-drawn scrawls become more complex and tightly knotted moving down the canvas until they begin to form distinct, enumerable ball shapes

This is a generated image, courtesy of Heydon's project, "Mutable Gallery" - a collection of generative art, rendered in SVG, in your browser. I love it.


Why The IndieWeb? - Heydon Pickering

An illustrated squirrel looks at a trail of acorns

Heydon's "Webbed Briefs" are thouroughly enjoyable, so please sit back, hop over to his site and learn something about something that's very dear to me. The web and the mess it has become in parts.


I made a thing: Cistercian Numerals Calendar

Recently I discovered the Cistercian Numerals. There were a couple of tweets over the last days that showed the ciphers. I never had heard about this numbering system, but immediatly it grabbed my attention, because it was so simple, but the result looks very interesting. Since there are only a few rules that distinguish the…


In Critical Defense of Frontend Development - Jens Oliver Meiert

Hear hear! This great article about the craft of Frontend Development by Jens starts with a bang: Frontend development is a field that’s not unfamiliar with being misunderstood, and its value being underestimated or missed Oh yes. At first, FE was seen as some variation of Desktop Publishing. "Real" designers would ponder about the (visual)…


Flash Changed How We Communicate - Tom Green

A nice trip down the history road of Flash, now that Adobe ends the Flash support:


Thelma & Louise - Nova Twins

Danke Danke Danke @der1000Sascha for this tip. I can't express how much my jaw dropped after I watched the Live-Footage of the Nova Twins opening for the Prophets Of Rage. These girls kick (b)ass!! \m/ still need convincin'? eat this


The OBGMs - "Not Again"

Oh yes Baby, gimme more, definitely ! \m/ Yet another great band that Danko Jones' podcast made me aware of. So good.