Christian Heilmann

⚡️ HTML is and always was a compilation target – can we deal with that?

January 28th, 2019

Every few weeks the webdevelopment Twitter world gets in a frenzy over terrible HTML. HTML that is only DIVs and SPANs with random classes on them. HTML lacking any sensible interfaces like anchors or buttons. HTML lacking any structure like headings and lists. Non-semantic HTML. Unreadable HTML. HTML is well defined. It is also robust, […]

⚡️ [webfinds] Ethical performance, programming sucks and 101 bash tips

January 16th, 2019

As people complained that I post too many links to follow on Twitter (it is my stream of consciousness – as I find it, I post it), I’m starting to release these link lists every few days now. Hopefully that helps. Performance Tim Kadlec is back with The Ethics of Performance in which he discusses […]

⚡️ A more complicated web

January 15th, 2019

One of the amazing things about the web used to be its simplicity. It was not too hard to become your own publisher on it. You either used one of the now defunct services like Geocities, Xoom, Apple Web Pages, Google Pages and so on… Or you got a server, learned about HTML and CSS […]

⚡️ Four years at Microsoft

January 9th, 2019

LinkedIn this week reminded me that I am now four years at Microsoft. Technically, my first day in a meeting on a company machine was the 5th of February (as Rey Bango reminded me). It’s been quite a ride and I am still happy to work here. When I started, I was curious if that […]