What I’m working on

  • I gave a talk at the Antwerp WordPress meetup on December 16 about climate change, the internet and our responsibility. I also talked about Why and how I built globalwarning.blog on top of WordPress to have a minimal environmental impact. Here you can find a short recap of the talk and the slides.
  • Launched a blog 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 20-30 kb to save energy.
  • Launched a new site for ExpAnt24. It was my first real cooperation with Studio Maria, 2 of the finest Liesbeth’s I know. 😉
  • Built some landing pages for products (ACN, FNG and VGN) from YUN, a company that is revolutionising probiotherapy.
  • Launched a membership site for VVAG, an association of doctors for people with disabilities
  • Working on the story of LittleBigThings

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.

From the blog

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

Ruined by design
Mike Monteiro

A book about how designers are the gate keepers and responsible for the things they release into the world

Hoe gaan we dit uitleggen
Jelmer Mommers

A book about climate change in Dutch, with a somewhat different point of view for explaining it

De meeste mensen deugen
Rutger Bregman

A book about how most people are actually good…

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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