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You Pay (Or Maybe You Don’t) - Heydon Pickering

Aside from the fact that Heydon and Andy have published a very interesting work regarding the art of (writing less) CSS "Every Layout" - and want to get paid for the value this will bring to your arsenal - this blog post is a very good read.

Using Framework Powers For Good - Marcus Herrmann

Marcus has compiled a great collection of ways how (js) frameworks, which are often blamed for being responsible for unaccessible sites, can actually help in getting things right, a11y-wise.

The Web Has Turned …

The web has turned and left me here Just where I was before it appeared And in its place an empty space Has filled the void behind my face I just made love with its sweet memory One thousand times in my head it said it loved it more than ever it said it remains...

They don't build them like they used to

Hey, manufacturers of things that have plastic parts, what's going on? I have an old, but well-kept AKG K518LE headphone and suddenly all the matte plastic parts on the headphone are turning into a sticky gooey mess. I have a Wacom tablet and the Intuos pen had the same issue - the grip area turned...

WordPress filter for lazy loading src

Chris Coyier (@css) has shared a code snippet that will add loading="lazy" to every scr=" instance in WordPress's content. But this will replace every instance, not only in img or iframe tags, which can lead to some unwanted replacements. Here's my version for that filter: // in theme’s functions.php or a plugin function wbr_add_lazy_loading($content){ $content...

Kam mir spanisch vor

‪Gestern leider ein absurdo Theater miterlebt, was mir erstmal den Bandprobeabend leicht versaut hat. Am Nebentisch im Aussenbereich der Pizzeria, wo wir uns vor der Probe stärken wollten, hatte eine Dame schon etwas älteren Semesters ziemliche Scheissmusik sehr laut auf ihrem Mobile laufen. Die umliegenden Gäste waren erst irritiert, dann genervt und schliesslich bat sie...

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...

All your face are belong to us

Illustration of a smiley left and a skull right, by wondertom.de

Imagine you'd like to build a database with not only every data you usually can get through user interaction with your service and the device where your app has been installed on, but with pictures of your user's faces, too. What a treasure trove in times of face recognition software. But surely after all those...

Das echte Eichhörnchen

Vom Aussterben bedroht: Das echte Eichhörnchen.