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I’m an independent IT consultant and entrepreneur in the Internet and software business. I’m interested in design, enterprise applications, web apps and SaaS products. I design and develop business solutions and applications. I help companies in terms of software quality and knowledge transfer, e.g. with Angular and Spring Boot.

Chrome DevTools Tips and Tricks

Chrome DevTools - or rather the development console of your favourite browser - is an essential toolkit for the modern web application developer. They help you with both debugging your own application and understanding and hence learning from other people's JavaScript, HTML and CSS code. Mastering your tools is a key ingredient to mastering your trade. Therefore it's vital to always be learning about how to use these tools more efficiently and how to apply them in different ways or with new ... Read more

Flex Box Explained with Animations

Flex Box is a fairly new CSS3 layout standard that allows you to have layout elements automatically fit the available space according to layout rules defined in a website's stylesheet. While as of today still a W3C Candidate Recommendation Flex Box is already well-supported by all major browsers. In contrast to tried and true block- or grid-based layouts with Flex Box the onus of defining the exact placement of an element isn't on the designer but the browser. Flex Box therefore is ... Read more

Why motion matters in UI design

UI designer Craig Dehner wrote this interesting article about why he thinks motion design is the future. I wouldn't necessarily use such grandiose terms but essentially I agree: Motion design might not be THE future but it'll certainly play a vital role in current and future user interfaces. It took operating systems and browsers some time to be able to display smooth, seemingly natural animation (using CSS3 animations in the latter case). Now that animation is a staple of modern UI frameworks and ... Read more