A Donkey’s Notions on the Web

Welcome to Boldewyn’s Website

Hello stranger! This is the personal website of Manuel Strehl a.k.a Boldewyn. I write mostly about web development and topics loosely coupled to it, but there are also posts completely unrelated to this.

Please feel free to browse around here and to leave comments. For a more direct contact, you might want to follow me on Twitter.

Latest Articles:

  • Manuel Strehl
    Learning HTML
    In January 2011 a user at StackOverflow asked, if he should start learning HTML5 / CSS 3 or begin with the older versions. In quite a length I answered the question by explaining my way to web development over the years. I think, that the answer might serve others well, too, who seek a way to start with web development. Since the original question was just recently closed as “not constructive”, I’m putting the answer here for others to read.
  • Manuel Strehl
    Responsive Buttons
    Sometimes there are these Photoshop designs, that make web developers cry. The one on the right is one of those. At first sight there is nothing wrong with it. But when you take into account, that the…
  • Manuel Strehl
    Reverse Ordered Lists with CSS
    The other minute I’ve read an interesting article on the new HTML5 reversed attribute on ordered lists, that, who would have thought, reverses the counting. The article proposed a JavaScript polyfill.…
  • Manuel Strehl
    Some Random Numbers of People Working on the Web’s Future
    Numbers are a dangerous toy to play with, but they are still interesting to examine. Without any kind of valuation and just for the purpose of information I’d like to present some numbers of people working on current web technology.
  • Manuel Strehl
    A Suggestion for Replacing the Gregorian Calendar
    Tantek Çelik published in 2009 a draft of a new calendar with 5-day-weeks solving issues with the Gregorian one: http://tantek.pbworks.com/w/page/19402947/NewCalendar. I am not convinced, that this is…
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