April 1, 2014

webdesignrepo is a curated collection of helpful links from around the web. Primarily the repo is for webdesign links, but there is a large overlap with web development and graphic design.

Huge collection of all kinds of links related to webdesign, sorted in “Daily Visits, Blogs/News, Inspiration, Learning, Tutorials, Snippets, Plugins, Architecture, Tools, Resources and Community”. Definitely something to bookmark!

Am I Responsive?

January 17, 2014

A pretty nice tool that let’s you enter a URL and then displays the page rendered on different viewports.

Am I Responsive?


December 26, 2013

This neat little JS plugin let you hide your header by reacting to the user scrolling up and down, kinda like we all are familiar from the facebook app.


Convert Apache Configuration to nginx

December 25, 2013

This comes in handy if you want to migrate from Apache to nginx and have some custom .htaccess Instructions you want to take to the new environment.

First of all, the service was thought as a mod_rewrite to nginx converter. However, it allows you to convert some other instructions that have reason to be ported from Apache to nginx.

.htaccess to nginx Converter

A Dao of Web Design – A list apart

November 30, 2013

It’s hard to believe this article is 13 years old!

The web’s greatest strength, I believe, is often seen as a limitation, as a defect. It is the nature of the web to be flexible, and it should be our role as designers and developers to embrace this flexibility, and produce pages which, by being flexible, are accessible to all.

A Dao of Web Design – An a list apart article

html5 Doctor: Responsive images – end of year report

November 29, 2013

Bruce Lawson wrote a nice overview of all the different proposed solutions for truly responsive images. From picture to srcset to src-N there where a lot of good ideas and while we’re not there yet, i’ve got hope that we will have a proper solution in 2014.

Given that src-N addresses more usecases than WebKit’s proposed dpi-switching srcset and the similarity of syntax, I wish WebKit would simply alias their nightly code and ship the minimal dpi-switching src-N given above (so src-1 instead of srcset) and argue about discuss extending it later.

+1 for that!

html5 Doctor: Responsive images – end of year report

WordPress Admin Theme Redesign

November 22, 2013

As you may know, MP6 – the new admin interface – has finally found it’s way into core and will be part of WordPress 3.8 by default. I personally love the new design and couldn’t imagine going back, but there’s always room for improvement. George Kordas has made quite a comprehensive concept of what the admin screen could look like in the future. It is modern and brings the look and feel of iOS7 to the screen with it’s blurred backgrounds and light fonts. I especially like the media uploader screen.

As he writes on the site, he’s developing this whole thing and will be releasing it as a free plugin. Looking forward to it!

This will also be a free plugin which is currently in production.
Follow me @ for release date.

WordPress Admin Theme Redesign on Behance

WordPress Development and the Twelve-Factor App

November 18, 2013

The Twelve-Factor App is a set of principles to build Web-Apps which can be applied to apps written in any language. Inspired by an article about taking Twelve-Factor to Drupal, Scott Walkinshaw translated those principles to WordPress development. This is what he has to say about Version Control Systems:

Using version control is the single best thing you can implement for any software project. It will make things easier and eventually save your ass. It’s also the difference between professional and amateur developers. You shouldn’t be charging people if you aren’t using it.

Even if there’s a lot i didn’t completely understood, i still really enjoyed reading this short series of posts.

Turning a WordPress site into a Twelve-Factor App

WordCamp Europe 2013 in Leiden

October 12, 2013

WordCamp Europe - Inside the Venue

Last weekend i attended the very first WordCamp Europe, which brought together a crowd of over 700 WordPress enthusiasts from all over Europe, USA and other countries to the beautiful city of Leiden in the Netherlands. It was a lot of fun, i learned a thing or two and i met some great new people! All in all, i couldn’t find better words than these:

A big thank you and a round of applause to the organizers, speakers, volunteers and attendees who made this whole thing possible!

WP Armchair aggregated all Tweets, Photos and Videos from #wceu from all over the Web

Florian Ziegler has shared some more great images from #wceu

WP Tavern puts together “10 Outstanding Presentations from WordCamp Europe”

Here some more impressions i took, feel free to use the images as you like.

WordCamp Europe Venue - Stadsgehoorzaal Leiden WordCamp Europe - Inside the Venue WordCamp Europe - Vitaly Friedman on Stage Roció Valdivia speaking about BuddyPress and Multisite Walking through the City of Leiden Hanni Ross speaking about "How to be part of WordPress" Some guy from Texas answered questions from the audience Noel Tock giving some interesting insights into the building of Happytables Night View of Leiden Night View of Leiden The Party - Oh the Party The Party - Oh the Party The Party - Oh the Party