Front-End Development and stuff …

Michael Kühnel, Front-End Developer from Kassel, Germany – blogging about markup, CSS, JavaScript, tooling and related stuff. Sometimes in English and sometimes in German.

  • Quick Tip: Git, Mac OS X and German Umlauts (Umlaute)

    Sure, using umlauts or other special characters within filenames is far from being called a best practice and should be forbidden by law (or at least by convention) for source code repositories. But sometimes you just have to deal with given files and might wonder why you find untracked files in a freshly cloned Git repository. If you’re on Mac OS X there is a great chance that this is caused by Umlauts or other Unicode characters.

  • Conference roundup – CSSconf EU, JSconf EU and Fronteers

    I like to visit as much different conferences as possible. This Autumn I had the pleasure to visit three conferences for my first time. This Blogpost will not contain epic recaps of these. Instead I try to describe what they are about, recommend a few talks and maybe it could help you to decide whether JSconf, CSSconf and Fronteers are the Conferences of your choice (in case you haven’t been there).

  • Quick Tip: Editing Sass (scss) files in Eclipse

    Just in case you’re working with Sass as CSS preprocessor and are forced to use Eclipse for a certain project (huhu, Liferay theming). In this case you might wonder why the hell there is no Sass editor plugin within the marketplace to enable at least syntax highlighting for *.scss files. I guess you would be like »Whatever, just hit google (or DuckDuckGo) and find something suitable in a matter of seconds.«

  • Bootstrap Kickstart – A boilerplate for scaffolding Bootstrap themes and sites

    I released our internal repository for creating Bootstrap Themes a few weeks ago on Github. So I guess it’s time to write a short summary what this little project is all about. Basically it’s about making the best out of Bootstrap when it comes to using, adapting and extending it. So, you got to continue reading if your are using Bootstrap.

  • Setting up Jekyll (Part I) – including Flattr integration, comments etc.

    Part I of the »Jekyll Setup post« contains information about installing Jekyll, including Flattr, adding comments, tweaking the site navigation and improving syntax highlighting within your blog posts.