Christian Heilmann

⚡️ Avocode interviewed me about my career and what comes next

August 30th, 2019

The nice folks at Avocode have a series of blog posts where they interview important people of the web and ask them about their history and career. Probably by accident, I ended on their invite list and they just published a long blog post of me explaining some things. The questions we answered were in […]

⚡️ “Tweet this page” bookmarklet

August 23rd, 2019

Update: Moved the code to GitHub, make sure to drag it from there to your toolbars Update: Fixed now for Chrome – there were some issues with whitespace :( I like tweeting about pages I read in the following format: “Headline” Most “share this” buttons add a lot of cruft and if there is […]

⚡️ Using CSS Custom attributes generated by JavaScript as a handover mechanism

July 29th, 2019

Update: there was a simplification about Custom Attributes being not supporting concatenation, thanks to Sime Vidas, Brian Kardell and Greg Whitworth to set this straight. Over the last few iterations of CSS the boundaries between CSS and JavaScript started to blur. CSS was a static language, meant to define colours, look and feel, but not […]

⚡️ Passing the mic

July 19th, 2019

I realised this week that I’ve been presenting at technology events for about 13 years now. The latter years were more or less dedicated to this and in some cases I covered 30 conferences a year. Painting by Anke Mehlert It is exhausting, but also fun work. And it brings a lot of extra opportunities. […]