Stefan Baumgartner

Web ops, performance and front-end

List of articles

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"

Slides and notes to: Introduction to Yeoman

A few weeks ago I did a short talk on Yeoman at the Linzer edition of Codeweek and how it helps us in our daily workflow. For the first time I tried to have some sort of script, and afterwards I even made notes. So aside from funny images, you even can read what I was talking about. Have fun!

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Making Open Source

No tutorials or tech guides today, this is something rather personal! Yesterday while waiting for the launch of Netflix I got an E-Mail that the original Dragon Quest is available for Smartphones, making it the first time that this game makes it to Europe since its original release in 1986.

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CSS levels up: the HWB colour model

HWB is short for “Hue, Whiteness, Blackness” and is a new colour space format, which is now proposed in the current CSS Colours Module Level 4 working draft.

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