Saturday, 15. Mar 2014
I use a whole lot of different service. Some are free, some require a one time only payment and some have subscription models. Today I want to talk about the latter. So letâ€™s see which services I use and what they do.
I probably donâ€™t have to say much about GitHub. You can host your git repositories there, privately which I happily pay for, or just use the free plan and open source your code and work together with others. We all love GitHub, right?
A few bucks a month and I get access to – what feels like – all the music the world has to offer. Couldnâ€™t imagine living without Spotify – or Rdio, which is basically the same. Other than that I often go to Soundcloud to listen to music.
After not using IRC for a few years, Iâ€™m back and itâ€™s better than ever. IRCCloud makes sure Iâ€™m always online and thus I donâ€™t miss anything in my favourite channels. I use the IRCCloud website as a fluid app on the Mac, which works really great and there is also an iOS app if Iâ€™m on the go.
Many claim that RSS is dead. And while Iâ€™m definitely donâ€™t use it as much as I used to, I still like it and after the Shutdown of Google Read, Feedbin is my new home. A lot of apps are able to sync with it, but I mainly use the website which has a nice, clean interface and is blazing fast.
Currently I use Typekit for serving webfonts to this blog. There are good alternatives out there but Typekit was the first I took notice of and I stuck with it. But I have to say that I often look at the fast growing Google webfonts library and also love the fonts by H&FJ. So while Iâ€™m content at the moment, I might switch some day.
Which services do you use and are happily paying for? Thursday, 13. Mar 2014
With the introduction of iOS 7.1 Safari understands a new viewport meta tag which automatically reduces the mobile Safari ui to a minimum. I think it’s a great addition and hope other browsers will support it in the future, too.
<meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, minimal-ui">
Here is my blog before and after adding
Hint: As a user you can get the menu bar back by tapping on the url.
Update: I wrote a follow up post explaining why Tuesday, 11. Mar 2014
minimal-ui might not be such a good idea.
Mein Placescore Punkterekord liegt bei mageren 315 Punkten. Ich weiß nicht was es ist, aber ich bin einfach nicht sonderlich gut in unserem Spiel. Ich bin schlichtweg zu langsam die Möglichkeiten zu erkennen. Ist natürlich etwas blöd, aber vielleicht gibt’s dafür bald eine Lösung.
Jeder, der sich mit Twitter angemeldet hat, kann übrigens hier den persönlichen Highscore herausfinden: http://missingno.org/placestats/
Du hast auch eine Frage, die du gerne loswerden möchtest? Sunday, 09. Mar 2014
Hier kannst du sie stellen.
Hey everyone, I already told you about the new Editor by GitHub: Atom. It’s an invite only beta at the moment, but I got two more invites to give away. It’s currently Mac only, keep that in mind. So if you want one of the invites, just write a comment. First come, first serve. And now: Happy reading.
Friday, 07. Mar 2014
Not that I think this is very useful, but it’s definitely funny. (via)
New UI in Firefox Aurora
Firefox Aurora came out in Version 29 and it sports a new UI, which I really like. (Aurora is even more beta than Firefox beta, but you can get an idea what is coming down the pipe.)
CodeKit 2 Release
CodeKit 2 is here. If you are not a fan of the command line and thus don’t use things like Grunt.js, this is THE app for you.
And another update to a very useful and already great, if not very good looking, app. Haven’t tried the new version, but it sure looks like it’s a worthy update.
Just Do One Thing
Good advice. Make small steps. Achieve small goals. Feel good and keep going. It’ll add up.
Improving the CSS performance of fixed position elements
Handy trick to stop fixed positioned elements from repainting on scroll.
Ridiculously Responsive Social Sharing Buttons
Social Sharing Buttons are always a pain to implement responsively and responsibly. rrssb is here to help.
On Tuesday, March 4th, Marcel, Florian, Philipp and me finally released Placescore. If you haven’t heard of it, here it is in a nutshell:
Placescore is an iPhone app that let’s you conquer places. You do that by playing a simple game in which you have to bring three dots of the same color together to score points. If you score more points than the owner of the place, it’s yours. It’s that simple and it’s addictive.
The past few days were just amazing. There are already over 3.000 players who have played over 100.000 games. This is incredible and more than we hoped for. Thank you so much for playing Placescore and telling your friends about it. We have some cool things in store for the future and hope you stay with us. Keep playing. #plopp
Placescore on the App Store