For more than a decade now my Vector Graphics Tool of choise as been the Free Open Source Software Tool Inkscape. And for good reasons too. Premium grade SVG editing features, zero-fuss cross-platform functionality and tools and extensions in abundance offer anything you’d want for professional vector-graphics work without strange subscriptions or bloated slow GUIs. Check it out.
If you need to install the “Apply Transform” Extension for Inkscape to easily … apply transforms (Duh.) on Linux you just need to execute this command and it will download the Inkscape extension scripts and deploy them straight to the global Inkscape extension directory:Inkscape Apply Transform weiterlesen
While true Web Components are on the rise and the Google Polymer Project has ended its lifecycle and web component efforts are now continued with the super-light lit library, classic VDOM and PWA toolkits are still in wide use. The big three – React, Angular and Vue – have contenders, some of which have gained wider attention and have their own solid set of fans and hipster advocates. One of these libraries is Svelte, a build-time PWA library and toolkit with quite a large set of non-trivial libraries built for and on top of it.Svelte weiterlesen
Deno is a new implementation of a runtime environment by the original creator of Node. v1 came about roughly a year ago and it’s basically a redo of Node with all the insights gained and the newest proven technologies at its core. Deno is implemented in Rust and sports TypeScript as a native and first class citizen. By default Deno has no local access, it has to be given explicitly which is the right way to secure things. It has integrated tooling such as a bundler and a formatter and it loads external components via URI, so it’s basically SOA-ready by nature.Meet Deno, the new Node weiterlesen
Für die Webentwicklung ergibt es oft Sinn, sich mehrere Browser zu installieren, um in getrennten Sessions und Nutzerkonten seine Webapplikationen zu testen. Hier eine Übersicht über verschiedene Browser, die sich weitgehend kollisionsfrei nebeneinander installieren lassen:Browser für die Webentwicklung weiterlesen
WordPress hat gewonnen – so viel ist klar. 39,5% der obersten 10 Millionen Websites im Internet werden jetzt von WordPress bereitgestellt. Das ist ein 4% Zuwachs in nur einem Jahr – der größte Zuwachs seit Begin des Projekts. Einen nicht geringen Anteil daran hatte auch das in der Pandemie gewachsene Interesse von einzelnen, auch eine eigene Stimme im Web zu haben und auch selber im Web zu verkaufen. WooCommerce, das eCommerce System für WordPress, hat ebenfalls soliden Zuwachs erfahren.WordPress 2021 weiterlesen
PHP 8 has been released. It’s really good. And ready for production. See an overview of the new features here.
Laravel has, in my opinion, by now established itself as the go-to framework for just about all things PHP when the development of larger, more complex applications calls for a framework or foundation library. Laravel weiterlesen
When it comes to CSS Frameworks, Tailwind has been the hottest thing since sliced bread lately. When it comes to speedhacking designs, their approach is pretty good and the hype around Tailwind CSS is somewhat justified. For me it definitely looks worth a try.Tailwind CSS weiterlesen
One does not have to suck up to Google & Co. or try to apply some magic SEO-Snakeoil in order to be diligent about professional web performance and search-engine friendlyness. Google doesn’t like people trying to trick them into higher pageranking and they are fast at retaliation and downmodding ranks a few thousand points when it comes to that.Professional Web Analytics weiterlesen
Hier sind ein paar Schlüsselindikatoren, die nach meiner Erfahrung zur Problemen in Softwareprojekten führen. Die meisten davon haben nichts mit dem technischen Entwicklungsprozess zu tun.Probleme in Softwareprojekten weiterlesen
WordPress 5.5 ist erschienen und wird gerade weltweit ausgeliefert. In diesem Release sind viele Features integriert, die sonst nur durch externe Module und Erweiterungen möglich waren. Hier eine detailierte Übersicht:WordPress 5.5 weiterlesen
My personal favourite when it comes to self-hosted web git gui’s isn’t GitLab as with most, but Gitea. Lightweight, fast, easy to install, easy to maintain and it has all the features you really need. Highly recommended by yours truely. Do check out this neat MIT licensed FOSS gem.
Here’s a comprehensive list of React UI Libraries for your next complex non-trivial ReactJS project:
Here is a selection of blogs and magazines on the web, IT and digital media industry in general. Some are not directly tech related but are very educational and enjoyable none-the-less. This is my personal selection that I consider worthwhile reading. Enjoy! … Disclaimer: May be filled up with things I forgot further down the road. Oh, and there a few podcasts there as well. This is the web and we’re digital, so no problem, eh?
Don’t want to pay for your collaboration and project management? Want to have controll over your tooling and processes? Once again, quality open source tools come to the rescue.
The VDOM craze may have you think that Bootstrap is dead. It isn’t. It’s as powerful as ever that the first-class citizenship of Popper.js and an ever evolving jQuery still make it the grandmaster of go-to toolkits for getting good Web-UIs done quickly. It also works very neatly together with virtual DOM libraries such as React. Check out ReactStrap to see how it’s done.