Christian Heilmann

⚡️ Decoded Chats – second edition featuring Monica Dinculescu on Web Components

October 20th, 2016

At SmashingConf Freiburg this year I was lucky enough to find some time to sit down with Monica Dinculescu (@notwaldorf) and chat with her about Web Components, extending the web, JavaScript dependency and how to be a lazy but dedicated developer. I’m sorry about the sound of the recording and some of the harsher cuts […]

⚡️ Decoded Chats – first edition live on the Decoded Blog

October 18th, 2016

Over the last few weeks I was busy recording interviews with different exciting people of the web. Now I am happy to announce that the first edition of Decoded Chats is live on the new Decoded Blog. In this first edition, I’m interviewing Rob Conery about his “Imposter Handbook“. We cover the issues of teaching […]

⚡️ crossfit.js

October 18th, 2016

Also on Medium, in case you want to comment. When I first heard about Crossfit, I thought it to be an excellent idea. I still do, to be fair: Short, very focused and intense workouts instead of time consuming exercise schedules No need for expensive and complex equipment; it is basically running and lifting heavy […]

⚡️ We need JavaScript to fix the web

October 14th, 2016

TL;DR: JavaScript is too great an opportunity to build accessible, easy-to-use and flexible solutions for the web to not use it. It fills the gaps years of backwards-compatibility focus created. It helps with the problems of the now and the future that HTML and CSS alone can’t cover reliably. We shouldn’t blindly rely on it […]

⚡️ Can we stop bad-mouthing CSS in developer talks, please?

October 5th, 2016

At almost every developer conference right now there will be a talk that features the following “funny GIF”: Peter Griffin aka Family Guy trying to make some blinds close and making a total mess of it, randomly dragging the cords until he gives up and rips them off the window. With the caption CSS. It […]