Daniel Wentsch

Workaround for Email Validation Issue in Statamic

Through a failed Horizon job I found out about the following: A user had entered an email address with an accidental space before the @ symbol. This caused the email to not be able to be sent and the Horizon job to fail. Apparently, according to some email spec, spaces are allowed in the front part …

A First Quick Look at Cosmos.so – and Why I'll Stick with MyMind

Cosmos.so is a inspiration capture system marketing itself as an alternative to Pinterest. There is quite some overlap with the features offeret by MyMind, so this will come up often as a comparison. Yesterday, I received an invitation to Cosmos' early access and tried it on iOS and the web. Cosmos …

Install a Starter Kit from local repo to get the latest Peak working in Statamic 4 beta

I needed to do this to install the latest Statamic Peak into the Statamic v4 beta. Clone the Starter Kit (read: Statamic Peak) Repo locallyI also had to update Peak's dependencies in starter-kit.yaml to betadependencies: studio1902/statamic-peak-browser-appearance: '2.0-beta.2' …

Set sensible validations for Statamic image uploads

By default, Statamic asset fields don’t validate size or file type. Recently I’ve had a bit of trouble with large image files clogging up the Git repo and image color being off due to the client uploading hug Tiff files. To prevent this from now on I decided to limit image uploads to the jpeg and …

Render first heading inside Statamic Page Builder as `h1`

Say you have a headline field on various Page Builder elements, and one as a set of in a Bard field. Both should visually look the same. Semantically, the first occurrence of any of these headlines on a given page should render as h1, every following as h2, without an editor having to set anything …

Remove Large Files from Git History

I recently had the case of a client uploading huge tiff files (some larger than 100 MB) into Statamic image fields. Obviously, I should make this impossible in the first place. Yet, here I was with these big files having been uploaded and auto-comitted by Statamic’s Git integration. While comitting …

My PKM App Stack for 2023

I am guilty of frequent app hopping. This year, though, that is going to change. I’m fully determined to pause the constant chase for an ever better tool. While I enjoy to check out new apps, move data back and forth — and back again — I’ve come to the conclusion that I need a break and commit to a …

About

Hi 👋 I’m Daniel Wentsch, a freelance designer and developer from Freiburg, Germany. This is my personal blog where I write about whatever is on my mind. Things that appear to be often on my mind include creating websites with Statamic CMS, Personal Knowledge Management (PKM), Design, Code and …

Favorite apps in recent weeks: mymind & Craft

During the past weeks I rediscovered my passion for two apps I’ve abandonded previously. Right now both fit really well into my digital life and using them makes me happy. mymind: I’ve come to accept that mymind is just not cheap and does not (yet) provide a good exit strategy. …

Help! I’m having Bluetooth audio stutter every ~40s to 3m on an MBP M1 Max macOS 13.1. The common solutions like disabling Handsoff, reset bluetoothd or shutting off all other BT devices didn’t help and it happens with two different headphones that both work on an iPhone. Ideas?

First List Item inside CSS Multi Column Layout is offset

An annoying thing when using CSS Columns pops up every now and again: When having list items (<li>) inside the columns, the items in the first column are often times a bit off. This happens across browsers in Chromium, Firefox and Safari (current stable version from Thu 15. Dec). Setting the …

As much as I like #ReadwiseReader in terms of features, I stopped using it to consume feeds and am back to #ReederApp for the sheer joy of using a beautifully designed, fast and polished native app.

Searching apps for Lofi Prototying

I’m looking for tools that can help creating low-fidelity, prototypes (that a client absolutely cannot mix up with a design composition and start discussion stylistics) for apps and websites. I’m fine with either a web, mac or an iPad app. Also I’m open to it either create a …

Presenting the Peak Starter Kit at the Statamic Meetup Berlin

Here's a (re-)recording of the talk I gave yesterday (Dec 1, 2022) at the Statamic Meetup Berlin. It's about why the Peak Starter Kit is a brilliant basis to build websites. Although it assumes some knowledge about Statamic CMS, it might also be interesting to people who are curious about a better …

I’m totally looking forward to taking Oliver’s new band new course on pairing typefaces. It’s gonna be published next week on Tuesday, but now there’s an early sale going on with 50$ off: pairingtype.pro (I’ve got no affiliation, I’m just a big fan of his work)

Has A Book Apart ever done Black Friday sales in the past? I‘m curious if it’s worth waiting a couple more days before getting the second edition of Design is a Job by Mike Monteiro 📚

I finished Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows: An Introduction to Carnism. Recommended for everybody, from convinced meat eaters who are open to good arguments against #carnism to those already convinced we must stop needlessly exploiting animals 📚

Yay, the brand new “Learn #Statamic with Jack” course has just landed on Laracasts. Super excited to learn from the creator of the CMS himself. The majority of the course is even available for free: <laracasts.com/series/le…>

I’m curious how your/reading/ page is created – could you give a hint @manton?

Want to read: 20 Bits I Learned About Building Websites by Dan Cederholm 📚

GitHub released two free variable fonts Mona Sans & Hubot Sans

Currently reading: Weltuntergang Fällt Aus! by Jan Hegenberg 📚

Treated myself with an annual pass for the local cable car “Schauinslandbahn” to escape the fog in town for a sea of clouds 😍

Trying this thing again for the third time around. How can I make my hosted micro blog be available under a subdomain I already own? I only find the flow to register a new one…

Statamic CMS talk at Frontend Meetup Freiburg 2022

This week, I had the chance to tell some nice people why I enjoy working with Statamic CMS. As promised, here come the slides, a couple of links along with the raw screen recordings I did while creating the demo project used in the presentation. Slides & Screen RecordingResponsive, interactive …