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A wall of lego bricks

… it's eeeaasyyy… 🎶 This is a song by Danko Jones and besides being a very good rock song, it has nothing to do with the topic of this post*, but I recommend that you listen to it while you are reading this. :-) *Or has it? Over the last two days I again attended…


Post thumbnail fallbacks in SVG with generated colors based on categories

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Today I made a litte rainy sunday afternoon excercise for this site: A SVG fallback image for the list/archives pages, if no post-thumbnail image is defined. I had a generic fallback image - a greyscale version of the header graphic with the guitar strings - for a while now, but this was a bit boring.…


The Internet Is Just Investment Banking Now - Ian Bogost, The Atlantic

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The Beauty of Bézier Curves - Freya Holmér

Beautiful indeed! This presentation by Freya Holmér. 🤓🤗 I love tweaking vector shapes for my illustration work, and have developed a gut feeling where and how to tweak those handles on path tools, but now I finally start to get the math behind these.


GDPR enforcer rules that IAB Europe’s consent popups are unlawful

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tfw your gut feeling finally gets a confirmation. this whole online tracking and advertising industry is a dumpster fire.


web3isgoinggreat.com - Molly White

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10 Years Kirby CMS

The Kirby Logo: K in a hexagon

My favorite Content Management System turned 10 recently. 🎉 It is kind of ironic that I write these lines in WordPress, I know. But the only reason that this here is on WordPress and not Kirby is… legacy. Since August 2005 I have written nearly 2300 posts, and I'm simply too lazy to migrate this,…


The NFT Report - Brad Troemel

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This to me is one of the best descriptions of the situation around NFT, and why the art world is going in, alongside with the silicon valley.


The Third Web - tante.cc

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We all need to read this.


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

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