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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,…


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, DĂĽsseldorf + 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,…


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.


Painting With The Web - Matthias Ott

This. This. This. This is what initially brought me to the early web; the improvisation, the bugs, the happy accidents the intersection of exciting new technology, not yet understood, and the excitement of actually seeing in the browser directly if what I tweaked in the html gibberish works or not… This naive playfulness matured, of…


Pratical ethics for the modern web designer - Morten Rand-Hendriksen

In this talk for An Event Apart on 20th July 2020, Morten lays down a path toward an explicit ethics for web workers, by anchoring the work we do in the capabilities we manipulate in the people we design for, and providing an ethical foundation to stand on when making the decisions that build the…



Artists' Materials and Architects' Supplies - F.W. Devoe & Co., 1914

Ich habe ja eine große Schwäche für alles, was mit Grafik zu tun hat. Stifte, Lineale, Schablonen, Messscheiben, Papier, Pinsel - in einem Schreibwaren- oder Künstlerbedarfsladen darf man mich nicht alleine lassen, sonst werden alle Taschen vollgestopft :-) Hier ist Zeichenbedarfporno aus dem Jahr 1914: Ein Katalog der damals schon ältesten Zeichenbedarf-Ladens der Welt (nach…


A quick note to my past-self

If there’s one thing that now-me would urgently tell past-me, when starting this whole self-employed business, it is this: Beware of „cost“ focussed clients, seek the „investment“ minded ones. Adapt your communication accordingly. If your services are seen only as „cost“, no fruitful and growing relation will come out of it - and with those…


Can “Indie” Social Media Save Us? – Cal Newport, The New Yorker

A nice article about the IndieWeb, published on a paywalled site ("you have three articles left this month") ??‍♂️. I find it a bit too focussed on servers and social media platforms, but with the right angle about 'engineered adictiveness'.


Take back your web - Tantek Çelik @ Beyond Tellerrand Conference, Düsseldorf 2019

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

Watch this. Understand this. For quite a while now I really think we are at a crucial point in the history of the web.


Beyond Tellerrand DĂĽsseldorf 2019

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

For the ninth year I attended this great small conference about Web, Design and going beyond. Here are some notes and thoughts. Maybe I polish it later, but I want to get this out of my head. These moments stuck with me - which does not mean that any talk that is not mentioned here…