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I’m Joschi, a web architect and designer from Nuremberg, Germany.

You’ve reached that remote corner of the web where I'm collecting the things that touch me and keep me moving — beyond my regular work as head of the web design agency Tollwerk and the Open Device Lab Nürnberg. I write notes and articles about all kinds of stuff here — my side projects, my events & initiatives, random findings and one or the other pivate matter. Simply put, things like this:

  1. The Web as a Material
    Article · · 10 min read · 15 reactions

    The Web as a Material

    When Brian and I had the idea of running an event in Rekyjavík about 3 years ago and when we finally decided on a topic in late 2015 — to look at the Web as a Material and explore it from a variety of angles — we were not really knowing where this would lead us. Now that I'm sitting on the train back home, returning from a wonderful first Material Conference 2017 with a ton of impressions of a wonderful day, I can tell you that taking this challenge was not a mistake.

  2. Moving svg-sprite forward
    Article · · 3 min read · 6 reactions

    Moving svg-sprite forward

    When I started developing svg-sprite more than 3 years ago, it was my first ever Node module and everything was totally new to me. I basically just wanted to create a JavaScript port of my iconizr project to get better integration into our build chain. Splitting out the SVG sprite creation part was just a logical step.

  3. 100 Days Of Open Source (2017)
    Article · · 27 min read · 34 reactions

    100 Days Of Open Source (2017)

    Inspired by the 100DayProject — and insufficiently-well prepared for 100DaysOfIndieWeb —, I commit myself to a 100 Days of Open Source challenge, starting January 1st, 2017. For more than 3 months I will contribute at least one meaningful commit a day to a public Open Source project or a similar community effort.

  4. A Clear Architecture
    Article · · 9 min read · 5 reactions

    A Clear Architecture

    While working on my apparat libraries during the last one and a half years, I made serveral attempts to find the best architecture for my specific purposes. When I finally came across The Clean Architecture, something clicked and a lot of loose pieces fell into place. Let me share the current state of my personal recipe for layouting independent projects.

  5. Certbot and HTTP Public Key Pinning (HPKP)
    Article · · 4 min read · 2 reactions

    Certbot and HTTP Public Key Pinning (HPKP)

    When I wanted to enable HTTP Public Key Pinning for this site, I couldn't find a complete and still easy to understand guide for doing so in combination with Certbot (formerly known as Let's Encrypt). While it's perfectly possibly to do HPKP which Certbot, it does require some manual preparation and maintenance. Here's what I did.