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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.

Manuel Matuzovic – Lost in Translation @ beyond tellerrand Düsseldorf 2022

At beyond tellerrand Düsseldorf 2022 frontend developer and accessibility expert Manuel Matuzović gave this insightful - and genuinely funny - talk on web accessibility and in particular on how information often gets lost when web developers focus almost exclusively - to the exclusion of semantics and a design's intent - on the visual aspects while translating requirements into HTML and CSS: Read more

7 Practical Design Tips

Some time ago, Adam Wathan & Steve Schoger of Tailwind CSS and Refactoring UI published this article with "7 Practical Tips for Cheating at Design". While I don't think that you can actually cheat at design, design being a skill that can and has to be learned, practiced, and honed like any other, pragmatic advice such as using colour and font weight for creating information hierarchy can help with achieving some quick wins and reaping the low-hanging fruit when it comes to ... Read more

Second-order Affordances: Design & Quantum Superposition

A few years ago, having read a thought-provoking article by Csongor Bartus I wrote about design & quantum superposition. The main idea behind this article, and my interpretation, is that - similar to a particle, which exists in a state of quantum superposition - a design doesn't exist by itself but can only ever be realised in a given context and at a specific moment through observation by a user and possibly a device that design is observed with. The gist, ... Read more

All Constraints are Beautiful – Charlie Owen @ beyond tellerrand 2019

All Constraints are Beautiful - Charlie Owen from beyond tellerrand on Vimeo. Read more

The Scoville Scale of Web Font Loading Opinions – Zach Leatherman @ beyond tellerrand 2019

The Scoville Scale of Web Font Loading Opinions - Zach Leatherman from beyond tellerrand on Vimeo. Read more

I Don’t Care What Airbnb is Doing – Stephen Hay @ beyond tellerrand 2019

I Don't Care What Airbnb is Doing - Stephen Hay from beyond tellerrand on Vimeo. Read more

Jens Oliver Meiert – The Dangers of Being a Web Developer @ beyond tellerrand Düsseldorf 2018

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Karl Groves – Hidden in Plain View: Bleeding Edge Accessibility so Good You Never Noticed @ beyond tellerrand Düsseldorf 2018

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Designer Lynx: Curated Links About Design

Designer Lynx is a curated collection of articles and other relevant resources such as design systems, icons, prototyping tools and software for designing user interfaces. Further categories include UI design inspiration and design topics such as colour and typography. Read more

Jeremy Keith @ beyond tellerrand 2017 – Evaluating Technology

Jeremy Keith @ beyond tellerrand 2017: Evaluating Technology – Jeremy Keith – btconfDUS2017 from beyond tellerrand on Vimeo. Read more
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