Technical case study: CSS Flexbox for BEKB Flash

CSS Flexbox has been ready for mainstream use for a while now, and I’ve implemented it on a third client project for my employer.

Comment subscriptions on Permanent Tourist

I’ve added a feature to the site which allows you to get an email when someone replies to a comment you’ve left on this site. Let me know if you encounter any problems.

Life without JavaScript

Many web developers (and web project managers) are insistent that we shouldn’t be concerned with the availability of JavaScript in the browser. “Who turns off JavaScript these days?” is often the argument. The problem isn’t related to who turns off JavaScript, but what happens when a CDN copy of jQuery isn’t available – the server… (Read More)

Silver Efex Pro

The image editing tool Silver Efex Pro has long been a much-used and highly recommended solution for converting digital (or scanned colour) images to black and white. There are many detailed options for conversion, including specific settings for reproducing the effect of old black and white photographic films like those from Ilford or Agfa. Google acquired… (Read More)

Jesus is…

A current poster campaign by the Swiss Christian Action Committee is hanging across the country. Much of the poster is left empty, with the intention that it should be graffitied, in answer to the prompt “Jesus is…”. The accompanying website offers people the same opportunity to give their opinion on what they see Jesus to be.… (Read More)

Flickr settings fields plugin for WordPress

A technical goal for 2016 is to make more WordPress plugins, and to submit them to the official WordPress plugin repository, so that other users can benefit from them. The next addition to the set of plugins I’ve contributed is a simple one to add fields to the Settings » Media screen in the WordPress backend for Flickr… (Read More)

Tracking click events using Google Analytics

A colleague from the WordPress Bern meetups asked for advice on how to track clicks on certain page elements on his website. Having looked into this for a few different purposes over the past year, it was quick and easy to knock up a simple jQuery plugin for the purpose, which speaks to Google Analytics. The principle… (Read More)

The headless CMS

The Next Big Thing* in the world of CMS-based web development is the headless CMS solution. A headless CMS is a more pure – and therefore technically more simple – content management system. A system in which the focus is 100% on managing content and providing a way to access it: for example, creating new articles,… (Read More)

Sicherheit rund um WordPress

Notizen aus dem letzten Treffen der Berner WordPress-Gruppe. Das nächste Treffen (Thema WordPress Themes) findet morgen Donnerstag Abend statt. Sicherheit rund um WordPress – 24.02.2016

Augen zu und durch

It’s no shock to realize that I’ve been commuting to Bern by car for nearly six years. But what is a shock is that the period of changing from train travel to car travel coincides with the main rise of the smartphone. When I was commuting to Bern between 2008 and the end of 2010,… (Read More)