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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 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.


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.


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,…


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…


Flash Changed How We Communicate - Tom Green

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


I made a thing: CoronaDeathToll

(updated: 20.12.20, see below) As if doomscrolling the grim news of a world in a pandemic wasn't depressing enough, today I had the idea to add (yet another) visualisation around the numbers of deaths that Covid-19 has caused. This was sparked by the boiling the frog effect that the rising daily numbers of deaths seem…


From Gatsby to Eleventy - Amber Wilson

Link to post From Gatsby to Eleventy - Amber Wilson

Amber writes about her switching the "motor" of her blog/website. What I really like is the in-depth comparison and reasoning which kind of shows that the "rule of least power" should also be more often applied not only to the technology in general, but for our choice of tools as well. And I admire her…


How to set up local development for Kirby and Tailwind - Brian Liddell

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Super helpful recipe for setting up a local development environment on macOS for php, node, postcss, kirbycms and tailwind, with homebrew and the command line.


WordPress Default Themes Look Changes from TwentyTen to TwentyTwenty

Since the recent WordPress auto update incident left all twenty-* default themes in my install, here's a gif how the look changed over the last ten years… Time flies, eh? And yes, there's no "TwentyEighteen" Theme - thanks to the development of the Gutenberg editor, which took longer as expected at first and so the…


WordPress 5.5.3 Update

WordPress Logo an die VW-Fabrik gephotoshopped

Na, heute war aber ordentlich was los in WordPress Updatehausen. Kurz nachdem gestern das WP 5.5.2 Security Update erschien, wurden einige der von mir verwalteten Installationen plötzlich erneut aktualisiert, aber auf eine Alpha Version von WP 5.5.3. Irgendwas haben die da seitens WordPress verbockt, weil sich unbemerkt ein Fehler in die frisch ausgerollte WP 5.5.2…