January 2020 Favorites

In this monthly blog post I share all links, articles, videos, books, products or other things I liked in the month. This is a list of all the things I enjoyed in January 2020.

Front-End Web Developer & Designer

I work as Front-End Engineer at XING and contributed to a variety of products like Jobs, Mobile, Groups, Profile, SEO and Onboarding.

I love new ideas and helping innovate. I won the XING internal innovation award during the yearly Prototyping Days three times and took part in over 30 HackWeeks. One of my HackWeek projects got into a final product on the XING platform.


  • HTML
  • CSS
  • PostCSS
  • SCSS
  • Sass
  • Compass
  • Performance
  • Responsive Web Design
  • Critical Render Path
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery
  • Browserify
  • CommonJS
  • Ajax
  • Ruby on Rails
  • Ruby
  • Gulp.js


  • Affinity Designer
  • Affinity Photo
  • Illustrator
  • Photoshop
  • Graphic Design
  • Usability
  • Information Architecture
  • User Interface
  • Graphic Design

Agile Methods

  • Scrum
  • Kanban


  • Git
  • Vim
  • Zsh
  • Bash
  • tmux
  • Jekyll
  • Hugo
  • Apache
  • SEO


I love books, to be precise I love paper books. I can not imagine a living room without shelves of books.

Most likly I inherited this passion from my grandfather, who owned over 4000 books. My books count roughly a 1000. I buy books ahead and my desks are always stuffed with unread books. I like classics, books about philosophy, martial arts, art & desgin, architecture, typography and novels.

Work-related books I read mostly digital, because they get old too fast and don’t look nice in most cases.