Notes

⇾ A Guide To Accessibility Tooling

Nic Chan has written a handy guide to accessibility tooling for Smashing Magazine.

⇾ Visit: A Guide To Accessibility Tooling

Got a Sony ZV-1 as Second Camera and Alternative to my EOS R for Streaming

A photo showing my new Sony ZV-1 camera including a SmallRig cage and a Rode Video Mic Pro
Next to the camera I got a SmallRig cage, as a mounted tripod would block the batterie and card slot, next to other benefits …

I was looking for an alternative to my EOS R, which I right now use as main camera in my streaming setup. I installed Magic Lantern on my Canon 7D Mark I and it helped getting a clean HDMI signal out of the camera, but the 7D felt – related to streaming – outdated and not good. I still like it as a camera to take photos with, but for streaming, I was looking for another option.

I do have an EOS R as well, which works fantastic for streaming, but for a lighter setup or to quickly take the camera with you, it is pretty heavy and bulky. I looked into several option and ended up with the Sony ZV-1, which I caught in a discounted bundle with the wireless control grip.

I watched a lot of reviews about the camera and one of the main cons everybody mentioned an issue that, when using a grip or tripod, your battery and SD card slot is blocked and you would have to un-screw the tripod/grip each time you wanted to swap battery or take out the card. So I got the SmallRig cage which offers man possibilities. Another downside of the camera mentioned was the battery time, as the battery is very small. Well, I might mainly use it connected to the power supply via USB anyways, when streaming, but I got a 3-pack incl. charger (Amazon affiliate link) for the camera in addition as well for around €25.

So far I am happy with it and the quality of the output. The pro feature anyone mentioned was the good and fast autofocus as well as a good quality image. The built-in microphone is ok, but since I already owned a Rode VideoMic Pro (Thomann affiliate link), I am using it with the ZV-1 and it is surely improving the sound.

I might give you an update when I used it for a while, but so far I am happy with it.

⇾ CSS Layout Generator by Brad Woods

A very handy CSS layout generator for quick layouts done with CSS Grids. A Flexbox version is on the roadmap.

⇾ Visit: CSS Layout Generator by Brad Woods

Kirby Docs Search Workflow for Alfred 4

A screenshot of Alfred App showing how you can search the Kirby CMS documentation

If you are using Alfred anyways and a lot, like I do and you are also using Kirby CMS for your websites, you might like, what Adam Kiss has published here.

He published a workflow for Alfred, that allows you to directly search in the Kirby documentation directly from your computer. Pretty handy! I love those things who are maybe not too big of an invention, but make you life easier with small, helping bits. Thanks Adam.

👉 Information and download of the Alfred workflow

⇾ Star Trek Design

This is so nerdy and I love it. Eno created a website on which you can find a lot of the interior, glassware, and so on from all Star Trek series with Info of who designed it and what its original name is.

Eno writes:

Star Trek + Design began as a personal quarantine project in March of 2020, a little over a year since buying my first Bodum Bistro (Picard Cup) set. I’d just been laid off from my job due to the pandemic, and found myself spending far more time watching Star Trek than I had when I was employed. Being drawn to the aesthetics of Trek, especially of The Next Generation, made me curious about the specific objects that set designers used to create the visual embodiment of what living and working on a starship would look like in a technologically-advanced, post-scarcity future.

Enjoy!

⇾ Visit: Star Trek Design

⇾ 5 Most Annoying Website Features a Blind Person Faces Every Day (Holly Tuke)

Holly Tuke writes about the five most annoying inaccessible web elements she faces as a blind screen reader user every day and teaches us how to fix them.

⇾ Visit: 5 Most Annoying Website Features a Blind Person Faces Every Day (Holly Tuke)

Morning Coffee

A photo of today’s first coffee I made, a flat white, standing in front of my espresso machine

Every morning at 6am, my coffee machine automatically turns on to heat up and have the right temperature for when I get up and have the first coffee of the day.

I like the sound of the grinder, grinding the beans and the sound of the hot water and steam that the machine makes, when I flush out water. The smell of that first coffee as I froth the milk is almost more rewarding than the taste of that first coffee.

Elsewhere: Instagram

⇾ Learn CSS – A Free CSS Course and Reference

A free CSS online learning course.

This course breaks down the fundamentals of CSS into digestible, easy to understand pieces. Over the next few modules, you'll learn how the core aspects of CSS work and how to use them effectively in your projects.

⇾ Visit: Learn CSS – A Free CSS Course and Reference

⇾ The Production “Workflow” of Our Live Online Streaming Shows at Stay Curious

During the last couple of days I sat down and emptied my head around how I produce my online events over there at beyond tellerrand which I titled Stay Curious.

I went from planning to production and tried to cover everything, but not to go into too much detail. Surely you can write a lot about each of those points on its own and in case you have questions to any specific part, please let me know.

Feed back is welcome also, of course.

⇾ Visit: The Production “Workflow” of Our Live Online Streaming Shows at Stay Curious

Upgrading Kirby

Just a note for myself, as I always forget how bloody easy it is to upgrade Kirby CMS: replace the folder “kirby” and delete the folder “media”, as it will be recreated.

Screenshot of the Finder on my Mac showing how to copy a folder to another destination
The easy way of upgrading to a newer Kirby version