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Happy 30th Birthday, dear WWW

On this day, in 1989, Sir Tim Berners-Lee wrote a proposal, that is widely regarded as the birth of the "web" as we know it.

Today, Sir Tim Berners-Lee published an article about the current state of "the web" and how the free and open transfer of information and knowledge is endangered by the current fights about rights, ownership, censorship and monitarization of data.

The web has become a public square, a library, a doctor’s office, a shop, a school, a design studio, an office, a cinema, a bank, and so much more. Of course with every new feature, ...

Fighting uphill - Eric Bailey

Digital accessibility is a niche practice. That’s not a value judgement, it’s just the way things are. Again, it’s hard to fault someone for creating an inaccessible experience if they simply haven’t learned the concept exists.
And yet, seventy percent of websites are non-compliant. It’s a shocking statistic. What if I told you that seventy percent of all bridges were structurally unsound?
Some engineers who work with physical materials have a reminder of the gravity of the decisions they make. They wear iron rings to remind them that they have an obligation to the public good, and that actual lives ...


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In der Rechtsprechung des Europäischen Gerichtshof für Menschenrechte wird klargestellt, dass Meinungsfreiheit insbesondere dort das Individuum beschützen muss, wo es um streitbare und herausfordernde Inhalte geht. Grundrechte werden immer an den Rändern der Gesellschaft verteidigt. Wer glaubt, er kann solche Fragen an ein Computerprogramm delegieren, hat weder die Technik verstanden, noch die Gesellschaft in der er lebt. Noch ist es nicht zu spät Artikel 13 zu verhindern, wenn wir heute noch zum Telefon greifen.


Ich hatte gerade in einem - zugegebenermaßen leicht rant-gruppigen - Gespräch über einem vergorenem Apfelgetränk einem guten Freund versucht zu erklären, warum mich das IrgendwasMitWebArbeiten zuweilen so … auslaugt.

Dabei fiel das Wort "Deflektorschild". Ihr kennt das doch, wenn bei StarTrek sich die Raumschiffe beharken, und irgendwann kommt dann:

"Capt'n, die Schildenergie ist runter auf 20%!"


"10 Prozent!!"

Und dann werden die Energieströme aus irgendwelchen Lebenserhaltungssystemen auf Deck SoUndSo auf die Schilde umgeleitet, während im Hintergrund ein Scotty an der rettenden Lösung arbeitet.


"Noch 7%!!!"

Genau so geht es mir zuweilen in Kundenprojekten, vor allem, wenn ich mich mal ...

Making Future Interfaces: Inline SVG – Heydon Pickering

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Danko Jones, Nashville Pussy, Prima Donna US Tour Gigposter


… rock!!
I really like the new Danko Jones tour poster.

The practical value of semantic HTML – Bruce Lawson

When Sir Bruce speaks up, you'd better listen. That's the law, son.

(…) If the importance of good HTML isn’t well-understood by the newer breed of JavaScript developers, then it’s my job as a DOWF (Dull Old Web Fart) to explain what it means, and why it’s important.
Gather round, Fullstack JavaScript Developers – together we’ll make your apps more usable, and my blood pressure lower.brucelawson .co.uk

No, really, please read this. I might be biased, I might be a DOWF too, but there's a reason that people who have been accompanying "the web" since the early days keep ...



endlich habe ich meinen Facebook Account gelöscht. Anfang des Jahres hatte ich bereits sämtliche Aktivitäten dort eingestellt, alle meine Inhalte gelöscht.

Wobei, "gelöscht" bei Facebook heisst ja nur, es ist für mich und andere nicht mehr sichtbar; meine (Meta)Daten und Interaktionen und Verbindungen werden wohl bis zum großen Kometeneinschlag in hoffentlich ferner Zukunft auf irgendwelchen Facebookservern liegen bleiben und auch weiterhin deren toxisches Businessmodell anfeuern.

Aber ich will damit entgültig nichts mehr zu tun haben.


(The following is my translation of my blog post "KMUnverstand" which originally was published in German and seemed to resonate with quite a few people in my web dev bubble. It surely is full of grammar- and spelling-errors, but I hope the gist of it will come across anyway)

In our small web-studio we have our problems with advertising "hey, we've launched a new web site, look here, it's awesome!".

Because the launch is only a part of the ongoing process, the real work starts after the launch, even if many think that it is the finish line. But, especially with CMS-driven web sites, it needs some time and work by the editors to see if the ideas for the designed components really work as desired. Plus, even right after the launch one is already smarter than before and has many new ideas how to better solve some details than before. Despite the seemingly average life-span of web projects, our clients work with their sites way longer than five years. With the dynamic changes in the "web technology" field over the last five to ten years, this means that there needs to be constant team-work and a regulary exchange between us and our clients over possibilities and new or changed requirements.

Unfortunately, especially in the SME environment that we often deal with, "websites" are still seen as a fixed product. One "buys" this once, expecting it to work "as is" from that moment on until an internal decision in the distant future. So there is a great deal of ignorance and non-comprehension if ongoing maintenance and service shoud be considered and paid. The feeling of unwanted dependence is strong, especially because often open-source solutions seem to be initially "free". Because web packages for 5-10 EUR a month seem to work fine on first glance. If then a monthly support and maintenance package with at least 20 times the price is offered (a budget allowing for only 1-2 hours a month for work on the site), this totally seems over top and something that can be economized and saved. Why bother, the site works as is, right?