Marcel Kapfer

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Small changes to my website design

2022-02-23

For some years until May 2020, I used WordPress for this site with the initial goal to focus more on writing instead of tweaking the templates. If you look in the archive of my blog you may see that this didn’t work as intended. So nearly two years ago I decided to switch to a workflow that better suits my needs and set up this page using ox-hugo with hugo and a custom theme.

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Update on Publishing my Emacs Configuration

2022-02-02

After posting my last blog article about publishing my Emacs configuration on Fosstodon, Kaushal Modi (the maintainer of ox-hugo the org mode to hugo exporter that I use for my Blog) wrote me and brought the idea up to publish my Emacs configuration using ox-hugo and hugo. I didn’t even think about that and so the same evening I tried it. If you’ve read my previous blog post you know the amount of code and work that is necessary to get org-publish running, with ox-hugo I need to add the following three lines on top of my config.

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Publishing My Emacs Configuration

2022-01-30

Introduction As you may know, I’m using Emacs for various task and I have a configuration for doing so. I think that documentation is an important part of a configuration, especially if it is not something I read or work with every day and I want to read up on certain things and decisions after a long time. That’s why I chose to write my Emacs configuration using literate programming by using Org Babel.

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Firefox tab bar on mouse over

2018-03-01

Since Firefox 57 I’m using wiki of Tab Center Redux: #tabbrowser-tabs { visibility: collapse !important; } I found this solution quite useful over the last months, but recently I got some web design to do and split my screen horizontally in half. In this mode the width of the sidebar used to much space. Disabling it with F1 also didn’t really help because then I had no tab list at all.

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How to run a web app on your desktop

2016-04-19

Running a web app or a website on your desktop is nowadays much easier thanks to GitHub’s Electron. Why would someone want this? Well… This is a good question. For me there are only two reasons: you can start it from your launcher and it’s handled as its own application. But thats not why I’m writing this guide. My motvation is simple: It works. Installing required software For this guide you need npm and git.

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A new design for marcel-kapfer.de

2015-06-23

Today I roll out a first version of the new marcel-kapfer.de. With this upload not everything is fully designed, but these missing pages will follow later this week or next week. I decided to go in another direction using more subpages and the same design on every page, if it’s just a subpage or its own project. While designing the new page I not only tried to create a beautiful theme but also to provide a smoother user experience through designing page change animations with JavaScript.

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Week in Review

2015-02-22

Last week a few big changes happend in my projects. Nearly every project had an bigger release. Morse Converter Desktop Edition Version 1.1 (Sourcecode: http://marcel-kapfer.de/writtenmorse) The Desktop version of the Morse Converter has now the ability to show different languages. German is the first added locale and I hope that some people will submit more localizations. Morse Converter Android Edition Version 2.0 (Sourcecode: http://marcel-kapfer.de/writtenmorse) May the biggest release this week was the version 2.

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