For those who layout their websites with grids it is very common to use grid systems like grid the 960 GRID SYSTEM. The bugging thing about it is always to prepare a corresponding photoshop file. But now the GRID CALCULATOR comes to help! Simply enter your grid definition and the online tool creates a photoshop […]
Author Archive: Björn Kahlert
I always thought that CSS lacks in expressiveness which is far below the one of XPath. For example you can’t select elements based on their child elements. How nice would it be if you could format anker tags if and only if they contain a single image tag. For this to work you would simply […]
Tired of bright red, green or blue? Then try out the Color Wizard on colorsontheweb.com. Given one color the tool gives you 3 variations (hue, saturation and tint&shade) as much as 6 corresponding colors (monochromatic, analogous, triadic, tetradic, complimentary and split complimentary). Give it a shot!
You are an enthusiastic WordPress user? You want to implement a Flash based WordPress front end / theme? You want to use WordPress as a back end for you software? My new WordPress Web Service plugin is your solution! WPWS allows you to access your WordPress installation via WSDL/SOAP. In contrast to classical RESTful services WSDL/SOAP […]
Today I finished my new website. Technically it is based on the HTML5 Boilerplate. Since I didn’t want to build a completely new WordPress template from scratch I used the HTML 5 Boilerplate WordPress Theme. This theme is based on the Starkers WordPress Theme – a completely naked WordPress theme without any style directives at all. WordPress has some […]
Zachary Johnson and Paul Hayes showed some really nice examples of the CSS 2D transformation capabilites (isocube, 3D isocube using 2D CSS). What I missed was the math behind it. Both (and every other isocube I could find on the net) statically positioned the three rectangles that form the isocube. So what I did was […]
Improvement of the Out-Of-Box Experience (OOBE) in Saros though Heuristic Evaluation and Usability Tests
Four days ago at 11:30 I finished my Master thesis. Everyone knows the term usability but only a few the special aspect called out-of-box experience. In short OOBE is about the experience a user has when first confronted with a product. This product can be …
Ever heard of bit.ly or TinyURL.com? In short those services offer the shortening of (long) URLs so the link becomes easier to read and to publish, e.g. on Twitter. I do not deny that advantage whereas I criticize that none of the providers I know states the disadvantages. Transparency People like to know what they click […]
Last month I finished my Bachelor thesis with the German title Client-Server-Kommunikation für humanoide Roboter (engl. “Client-Server Communication for Humanoid Robots”). Within the framework of this work I implemented an application based on the Eclipse Rich Client Platform (RCP) that allows for the communication with humanoid soccer playing robots – namely FUmanoids – developed at the […]
About two years ago I created a smart vocabulary trainer based on Hermann Ebbinghaus‘s learning curve to prepare myself for my year abroad in Paris. The trainer’s basic idea is the same as when you try to memorize words, phrases or facts with the help of file cards.