New Color Scheme for SP10

Back in 2018, I had the urge to change the look and feel of my website, back then the red theme was born. I always like this slightly dirty red with a very dark gray as a contrast color. With this color scheme, I did SP5, SP6, SP7, SP8, and finally SP9. All with this … more →

What’s in store for 2020?

The big question every year, what will I be doing this year? Are there spillovers from last year? Can I start with new projects? The idea is to dive into some of these ideas I have for 2020. Walking through Basel Last year I had the idea to walk through every street in Basel within … more →

And then there were animated Bubbles

I thought this place could use some playfulness, something that’s unique and sticks out so I came up with the animation of bubbles (which are also in the Soap Lab logo). I dig the result and I’m proud of the way of how I achieved that. First, the thing is fully realized with CSS, there’s … more →

SoaPatrick needs to change a bit

Now that I plan on doing more video work on a monthly basis (maybe even weekly) this place needs to change a bit and reflect those projects a lot better than just being part of a new Blog entry. I thought in the past about doing some sort of landing page with the latest Video … more →

Ladies & Gents, we have Clouds

What I did to today with the header was actually something I wanted to do from the start, but I didn’t know how to do it exactly, so I decided to postpone it and do other stuff first. Today I had some time and an idea in my head on how to do it and … more →

So let’s Break it down a Bit

I’ve been busy this weekend but I thought I have a minute to spare for a quick blog post. I promised further info on SoaPatrickFive and what I promise I shall keep. The idea from the start was clear: simplify the theme and make it possible to extend it further for future sections or parts … more →

Welcome to SoaPatrickFive

Wow, that went fast, I started yesterday evening with a clear vision in my head and now, around 20 hours later, the first version of that vision is released. Now, this is not the final version as I will continue to work on this Theme, but I thought I release a very simple one now … more →

A new Color Scheme for a new Theme

I have some ideas about a possible new Theme and the first thing I decided upon was the color scheme. I’m a sucker for red, always love the color but I really started pushing it the last few years of my life, be that clothes, accessories, furniture, colored walls and so on. Funnily I hardly … more →

Playing around with a dark Theme

I had some time today so I made some quick changes to my local installation to see how a dark version of the current theme might look like. This was achieved with 10 lines of SASS, not everything was styled and a final version might change the header image as well, this one was just … more →

I created a new folder with a starter theme from u…

I created a new folder with a starter theme from underscores for a possible version Five. I’m not sure when and IF this page gets a new design, but I love the idea of a dark theme, you know to save battery on all those OLED screens, so I’ll see where this will go.

A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away

A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

A Redesign after all?

Once again it must be that time of the year where I play around with ideas for a possible new design for this page. Now I know what you’re thinking: Didn’t you just write the other day that you don’t wanna spend too much time on the design and instead focus on content? Well yeah, … more →

“New” Design with Bootstrap4?

I’m not much into spending too much time with the design of my website anymore, it keeps me from producing content which is more fun and is actually worth something. BUT I play around with the idea of redesigning the current theme with Bootstrap 4 once it’s in Beta. I’m not promising anything right now, but the idea of having the whole structure done with a solid flexbox base through bootstrap 4 sounds intriguing. Well I guess we’ll see how much time I’m willing to spend on it.

Back…. way WAY back to the roots

It’s been quite some time since my last entry and in the last few weeks I decided to change that and it all started with going back to the thing I started in 2012. Back then I just wanted to do creative stuff and publish my progress. So here I am going back to that, … more →

So there’s a new design

So I decided to open up the page once more and wipe the place clean of the previous design and logo and start new. And whats visible now is a theme I bought and then changed to make it more my own, I wouldn’t say it’s complete yet as the whole navigation and display of … more →

I think this is it…

After months of looking and thinking about a design of my place, this is something I really like. It’s simple, its clean, it’s responsive (and I didn’t do it myself). Well I did some tinkering (only slightly) and it’s possible I will add some modifications in the future, but it’s not my main issue. What … more →