October 2019 Digest & Bookmarks
At several levels, this month’s highlight was the vernissage of my exhibition at Café Koeppen in Greifswald. If you’re interested, you’re welcome to read about it.
After a mentally rough start, it feels like I’ve gotten more inwardly balanced towards month’s end. Like I’m figuring out how to manage my life more in a satisfactory manner again. As a GIF of a friend summed it up the other day, in which I recognized myself: Me, trying to excel at my career, maintain a social life, drink enough water, exercise, text everyone back, stay sane, survive and be happy. If these words are not figurative enough: Shown in the GIF was Cruella De Vil (the villain of 101 Dalmatians) in an infuriating temper.
There are still some projects to finish before I can start working for my new employer, Katapult-Magazin, with a good conscience — and also with the blessing of my bosses. At the moment of writing, the whole of November is ahead of me, so I’m (still) in good shape to get everything done in time before I start my scheduled half-day work at the catapult in December.
As you may know, I don't travel home very often and enjoy family reunions accordingly dearly. Last weekend we had the opportunity for three years to spend an extended weekend together ( meaning my brother, my parents and me) on Hiddensee. During our walks on the island, immersed in the autumn change, I was able to stay in the moment frequently. Just like the colours of autumn are hidden under the green of chlorophyll for half a year, my own inner peace and strength came to the fore again.
Strengthened into the new month I go.
Useful Resource of the Month
The Freelance Life — Insights into starting, surviving, and growing your freelance business.
uiprint — If you love to draw your idea on paper and want some good sketchpad templates to speed up your design process, get printable wireframes, mockup and sketchpads from uiprints.
cursorOS — This is a collection of original macOS cursors, identical as possible without changes in style. Use them in your Design Systems, User flows, UI Kits, Prototypes, and other design stuff.
- Guided by style by Dropbox
- Who wants this today? by Justin Jackson
- How Web Content Can Affect Power Usage by by Benjamin Poulain & Simon Fraser
- Why Progressive Web Apps Are The Future of Mobile Web by Jason Rzutkiewicz & Jeremy Lockhorn
- Beyond automatic accessibility testing: 6 things I check on every website I build by Manuel Matuzovic
- SQL Murder Mystery by Northwestern University Knight Lab
- JSON Web Token (JSON Web Encryption) Authentication with Kirby CMS 3 by Morgan Brown
Code Snippets & Projects
A web-based note-taking app with GitHub sync and Markdown support by Tania Rascia
Creating a custom focus style by Zell Liew
Style hover, focus, and active states differently by Zell Liew
Stop Animations During Window Resizing by Chris Coyier
Making Tables Responsive With Minimal CSS by Bradley Taunt
Nested Links Solution by Chris Coyier
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