What I’m working on

  • I am contributing to the new WordPress default theme Twenty Twenty-One. It is going to be the greatest default theme, as always. No, seriously, this theme will be used a lot as a base or parent theme!
  • Working on the story and the brand identity (wow, that sounds professional) of LittleBigThings
  • I launched the site for Isala, a citizen science project about the female microbiome. The project attracted more than 5000 women to participate, including subscription, mailing, a personal profile, …
  • I was very happy to talk at WordCamp Antwerp (28/3) and Drupal Dev Days (9/4) called A talk that nobody wants to hear. I would have talked about about climate change, the internet and our responsibility, and why and how I built globalwarning.blog on top of WordPress to have a minimal environmental impact. Unfortunately, both of these events are postponed due to social measures against the spreading of the coronavirus.
  • Some time ago I launched a site called Global Warning, a side-project to raise awareness about the impact of the internet and related technologies on our environment. This site is the WordPress version of the original site and its pages load in about only 20-30kb to save energy.

In general, I enjoy creating simple, uncluttered websites with a small footprint. I also love contributing to WordPress, or to more than a 3rd of the web.

What I wrote

Global Warning, a blog about global warming in just a few kilobytes

A couple of years ago, I participated in a contest called 10k apart. The purpose was to build a site that is useable, accessible, compatible with older browsers and can load in less than 10 kb.

Recently, I turned this site into a WordPress website to blog about the impact of the internet to climate change. So, meet the blog Global Warning.

Building a presentation in the WordPress Customizer

In my talk at WordCamp Antwerp 2018, I tried to summarize the benefits of the Customizer for users as well as for designers and developers. To do this, I built a presentation in the Customizer.

In this post I am showing you how you can build a presentation using the presentation theme (WordPresent) I created.

When people talk about travelling to the past, they worry about radically changing the present by doing something small. But barely anyone in the present really thinks that they can radically change the future by doing something small.

What I’m reading

De meeste mensen deugen
Rutger Bregman
A book about how most people are actually good…

Ruined by design
Mike Monteiro
A book about how designers are the gate keepers and responsible for the things they release into the world

We are the weather: saving the planet begins at breakfast
Jonathan Safran Foer
A book about how changing are eating habits could largely reduce our ecological footprint

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