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
    Back from the MDN Doc Sprint
    The Mozilla Doc Sprint in Cincinnati was an extremely interesting event to be. This article sketches the deepest impressions I took home with me.
  • Manuel Strehl
    On Replacing Checkboxes and Radio Buttons with CSS3 and w/o Images
    There are several techniques to replace native checkboxes with images. This approach will need no extra markup, degrades gracefully and doesn’t harm a single image.
  • Manuel Strehl
    Ranting about Linux on the Desktop
    I am a long-time advocat of FOSS and the philosophy behind it. But from time to time I despair with this attitude. Currently, the “Linux on the Desktop” topic is most prominently making me think on what…
  • Manuel Strehl
    Using PHP as It was Meant to
    PHP has been thrashed a lot over the last years. While many critics are doubtlessly true, it is still the most used server-side language to create the web we use today and it is an easy to learn language…
  • Manuel Strehl
    A Simple Icon Set
    For one of my recent projects I looked for simple icons, that are free to use. Well, to put it in a nutshell, I didn’t find, what I was looking for. So I fired up Inkscape and created a set that fits my…
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