Stefan Baumgartner

Web ops, performance and front-end

List of articles

PostCSS Misconceptions

I tried out Medium as a publishing platform recently. The result is a short rant on how people few PostCSS. While I love the tool and use it everyday, I do want to make clear what’s it all about. Have fun reading.

beyond tellerrand 2015

Last week I attended this year’s beyond tellerrand in Düsseldorf. It was now my third or fourth time (memories are actually really fuzzy … but then again you don’t remember how often you came back to your home during a year) and again I was blown away by both the quality of the conference and the warmth and open-mindedness of its audience.

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Gulp Recipes - Part Two: You might not need this plugin

One month has passed, many questions on StackOverflow have been answered, so here’s yet another round of common Gulp issues with a simple and repeatable solution to them. Be sure to check out last month’s edition, as well as my articles on Gulp, PHP and BrowserSync and multiple Browserify bundles.

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Interview with

I had the sincere pleasure of doing an interview with the guys at We talked a lot about my journey as a web developer for the last 15 years. Starting as a teenage boy doing Gaming websites, up to creating websites professionally with several agencies, and finally my landing at Ruxit.

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Gulp Recipes - Part One

In the last two weeks I spent a good deal of time on StackOverflow, trying to solve every open Gulp question there is. The reasons for that are manifold, and besides an overall high amount of spare time and a strong tendency to masochism (it would be more if I’d watch the JavaScript channel there), there was one more reason, which I hope to address at some point in the future.

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Gulp: Creating multiple bundles with Browserify

With the ever-changing eco system of Node.js tools, a short version disclaimer. This article has been created using

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Running an on-demand PHP server with BrowserSync and Grunt/Gulp

Quite a while ago I wrote a little article on connect middleware and how to run PHP with it. While the article was originally intended to introduce the concept of connect middlewares to the Grunt audience, I get a lot of feedback on the PHP part. Which was actually broken by design. So, if you’re search for a real on-demand PHP server in your Grunt or Gulp setup, and have all the livereload goodness you know from your connect server, proceed:

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Revisiting LESS

Back in 2011 when we started using preprocessors at our company the decision fell very quick to LESS. The reasons for that where mannifold:

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Frontend-Tooling Workshop in March - Slides inside

I happen to hold my third iteration of the “Frontend Tooling with Grunt and Yeoman” workshop at this years JavaScript Days in March. It’s in Munich, so if you happen to be bear this lovely town, drop by and learn a lot about different JavaScript technologies.

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My contribution to Christoph Rumpel's "10 things that will make you a better developer"