⇾ Web History by Jay Hoffman now on CSS Tricks


I am subscribed to Jay’s newsletter since ages already. Nice to see he is now writing about the history of the web on CSS Tricks as well.

⇾ Visit: Web History by Jay Hoffman now on CSS Tricks

⇾ Smart Interface Design Patterns Checklists (Vitaly Friedman, Smashing Magazine)

Image showing 5 cards of the checklist set with the Smashing Cat on the top right - headline is Smart Interface Design Patterns Checklists
Lovely design by Ricardo Gimenes

Many people would love to see these being printed to hold these lovely cards in their hands. Right now you can only download the PDF. Smashing Members for free, otherwise for $10.

⇾ Visit: Smart Interface Design Patterns Checklists (Vitaly Friedman, Smashing Magazine)

⇾ Modern CSS Solutions (Stephanie Eckles)

Great series on CSS by Stephanie Eckles. A ton of use- and helpful bits.

⇾ Visit: Modern CSS Solutions (Stephanie Eckles)

⇾ Grids Part 1: To Grid or Not to Grid (Sarah Higley)

Tables and grids just want to be your friends, so long as you approach them for the right reasons.

Great read on grids by Sarah Higley.

⇾ Visit: Grids Part 1: To Grid or Not to Grid (Sarah Higley)

Corona Diary 2020 by Vic Lee

The photo showing me holding up the Corona Diary 2020 by Vic Lee, a book full of illustrations by him.

My friend Vic Lee was drawing a diary during the lockdown. He decided to make a book out of it and it turned out just beautiful. Check his Instagram account and follow the links to the book to read the background story. It is worth it.

Well done Vic, it looks great and feels really good!

Palm Beach, Preveli, Crete

These are a few impressions from Preveli Beach, located about 35km south of Rethymno on the south side of Crete and about 10km east of Plakias, another well known beach. People refer to it as palm beach and I gonna write about it in more detail on my blog. A river ends in the sea right here, which is lovely to swim in and where river and sea meet, palms and reed are growing, creating a beautiful scenery.

A New Car

Photo showing an old abandoned car in the backyard of our house on Crete

Found in the backgarden of the house we live in on Crete.

Evita Bay, Crete, Greece

Photo showing the sea at Evita Bay, a place in Bali on Crete

A day at Evita Bay on Crete. Feels surreal after the crazy times. Well, I say after… we are still in the middle of it and for some reason the holiday we booked last year did happen. And we actually enjoy it – with all the safety precautions it needs.

Support and Community are Important

I have not written a thing on my website for over a month. Not because I have been sick, or anything. I – my family and I actually – are alright. It was just the depressing knowledge of the fact that I won’t be able to run beyond tellerrand events for a while.

Already before beyond tellerrand many of those attendees who have been at the event a couple of times, but also those, who were there only in 2019, have written so man encouraging, nice and heart warming messages via email, text or on social media. I wanted to hug them all and say thanks, but, well, also this won’t happen for a while.

Today I received a parcel by Bianca, one of the people being in the beyond tellerrand family for a long time already. I took this as the kick in the butt to get active again. First of all to be there for what has grown over the last 10 years since starting beyond tellerrand and the people who shape this event and this … community. Is it really a community? I don’t know really, but I think there is something, which is special about those who support beyond tellerrand and me and the way they do this.

I guess you want to know what I got today. Well, it is known, that I do like gin. So, I got a lovely packed bottle of gin, that comes in a wooden box, accompanied by a bottle of tonic and some wonderful words about how this little show titled beyond tellerrand became something that feels like “home” for Bianca. If I only would be able to express how much those things mean to me.

A collage of photos showing the lovely packaging of “Heimat”, a local gin from Schweigern

Thanks so much, Bianca and to the many other wonderful people who are so supportive these days (you know who you are! 😘).

Well … I also know what I am drinking later in the sun. And you?

RIP Jeff Grosso

A photo of an old skateboard of mine by Jeff Grosso
So sad to hear that Jeff Grosso died. I still have a couple of decks of him in my basement still. RIP. 😢