Christian Heilmann

⚡️ New blog design – I let the browser do most of the work…

August 23rd, 2016

Unless you are reading the RSS feed or the AMP version of this blog, you’ll see that some things changed here. Last week I spent an hour redesigning this blog from scrarch. No, I didn’t move to another platform (WordPress does the job for me so far), but I fixed a few issues that annoyed […]

⚡️ Better keyboard navigation with progressive enhancement

August 15th, 2016

When building interfaces, it is important to also consider those who can only use a keyboard to use your products. This is a basic accessibility need, and in most cases it isn’t hard to allow for a basic keyboard access. It means first and foremost using keyboard accessible elements for interaction: anchors with a valid […]

⚡️ AMPed up

August 3rd, 2016

With yesterday’s coverage of more rumours that Google search on mobile will rank AMP versions higher than normal HTML ones (The Verge and Nieman Lab reported) I thought it high time to take a closer look at AMP. I will follow up with more in-detailed information about this and I’m chatting to the team in […]

⚡️ Why ChakraCore matters

July 27th, 2016

People who have been in the web development world for a long time might remember A List Apart’s posts from 16 years ago talking about “Why $browser matters”. In these posts, Zeldman explained how the compliance with web standards and support for new features made some browsers stand out, even if they don’t have massive […]

⚡️ A great time and place to ask about diversity and inclusion

July 18th, 2016

There isn’t a single day going by right now where you can’t read a post or see a talk about diversity and inclusiveness in our market. And that’s a great thing. Most complain about the lack of them. And that’s a very bad thing. It has been proven over and over that diverse teams create […]