Beyond the interface – The Sameness of Apps and Websites

Friend Thomas Byttebier – Digital Director at Base Design – has written a very insightful post on the sameness of apps, websites, subway maps, and coffee shops. Why do all apps look the same nowadays? Why do all websites look the same? What can brands do to create more memorable digital experiences? And also: how […]

Building Better Forms™ by not taking away affordances

Don’t fiddle too much with your forms‘ look and feel. A small innocent-looking piece of CSS, even when combined with semantically correct HTML, could leave you with a degraded User Experience and make your forms less Accessible. Yesterday I went to see Girl at Kinepolis. Whilst ordering tickets I ran into an issue though: after […]

React Native Gesture Handler

React Native Gesture Handler is a declarative API exposing platform native touch and gesture system to React Native. React Native Gesture Handler provides native-driven gesture management APIs for building best possible touch-based experiences in React Native. With this library gestures are no longer controlled by the JS responder system, but instead are recognized and tracked […]

The curious case of the Raspberry Pi in the network closet

Christian Haschek: Last week I got a message from a co-worker notifying me there was a Raspberry Pi connected to our network. I asked my IT colleagues and they were as baffled as I was. I heard of people getting paid to put things like this in places they shouldn’t and for this reason I […]

Laravel Valet Environment Variables

To set/override Environment Variables in Laravel Valet, one had to manually edit the Nginx config files and restart Nginx after doing so. With the release of Laravel Valet 2.1.6 this is no longer needed: Valet 2.1.6 contains a merged PR that provides built-in support for an specific file named .valet-env.php in which you can set […]

The nightmare videos of childrens’ YouTube

James Bridle – whom you might know from his autonomous trap for self-driving cars – on the dangers of leaving your children on YouTube unattended: Writer and artist James Bridle uncovers a dark, strange corner of the internet, where unknown people or groups on YouTube hack the brains of young children in return for advertising […]

Dimensions.Guide – Database of Dimensioned Drawings of Everyday Objects

Dimensions.Guide is a comprehensive reference database of dimensioned drawings documenting the standard measurements and sizes of the everyday objects and spaces that make up our world. Created as a universal resource to better communicate the basic properties, systems, and logics of our built environment, Dimensions.Guide is a free platform for increasing public and professional knowledge […]

Create a map of the stars with “The Night Sky“

The Night Sky lets one create a map of the stars, as seen at a certain time and location. Was it your first kiss, the birth of a child or that moment you realized your world had changed. Give a gift of the stars to always remember that special night. Prints (rather expensive ones if […]