Robin Glauser


My Blog about Development, Design and my random thoughts.

How to write a simple webscraper with PHP

In this article I will help you build a simple webscraper in PHP. For the base we will use the php library fabpot/goutte. To get started with our project we will install the dependency manager composer. You can find out how to install composer on their official website: https://getcomposer.org/ After the installation you should be able to use composer on the command … Read More


Create runnable snippets on your WordPress blog

Here’s how to create a runnable snippet on your WordPress blog. $(function() { $(‘.js-runnable’).each(function(){ var that = this; var button = $(‘<p><button class=”btn btn-default”>Run Snippet</button></p>’); $(button).find(‘button’).click(function(){ eval($(that).text()); }); $(this).after(button); }); }); You need to create a pre element with the class .js-runnable. The upper script will the automatically add a button after the code to run the code inside the snippet. … Read More


A week with the iPhone 6S from the view of a Android fanboy

I’ve now spent the last week with a iPhone 6S instead of my HTC One m7. The reason for this change is a new subscription with my phone provider. This gives me the opportunity to get a phone at a reduced price. Because my provider has a money back guarantee I am able to return the device and get my money back. The … Read More


Tympanus Codrops – Useful resources and inspiration for creative minds

On http://tympanus.net/codrops/ you can find demos with some experimental and new technologies. For example this here is a great interactive coloring concept.  Or this one is a rain effect experiment.


A simple base64 decoder/encoder

Why did I create this project Everytime I needed to decode or encode something with base64 I looked up the first website on Google and was mad about all the ads and the non-intuitive interface of the website. This is why I choose to create a really simple base64 de/encoder without any ads and with a clean interface. How did … Read More


Drissg.ch – Case Study

Why did I create this project A redesign of a website for a camping event which I visited in the summer. It is the result of a bet that I can build a website in less than an quarter of an hour. How did I implement the solution Because of the given time limit I used bootstrap as a frontend framework. To … Read More


7 Websites with Webdesign Templates

A short list with 7 websites with webdesign templates.   https://wrapbootstrap.com/ http://templated.co/ http://bootstrapmade.com/ http://www.bootstrapzero.com/ https://shapebootstrap.net/ http://www.gettemplate.com/ http://startbootstrap.com/


ExitText – Test your websites usability without readable text

With the bookmarklet of Bryce Hanscomb you can test if your website or webapp is usable without any readable text. With text Without text   The bookmarklet loads a font which looks like the example above and then overwrites the font-family of all element with this specific font. At the moment there is a bug that icon fonts will get overwritten too. … Read More


10 User Experience and User Interface Ressources

7 Rules for Creating Gorgeous UI A list of rules for developers to help them design gorgeous UIs. This article helped me understand the reason why some of my designs didn’t work. 7 Rules for Creating Gorgeous UI UX Crash Course: 31 Fundamentals A crash course about the UX fundamentals in 31 articles. This is a good entry point for … Read More


Highbrow – Learn more stuff in 5 minutes a day

With highbrow you can subscribe to multiple mini newsletters with courses about interesting subjects. You will get a 5 minute long read every morning for 10 days about the chosen course. I’ve subscribed to the course “Significant American writers of the 20th century” and as far am delighted with the content of the course. There are courses about art, history, philosophy and … Read More