In September Claudio and I became founders of our own, proper design & web development agency. It is called Haptiq and it is awesome!

We have been working together on numerous projects for a couple of years now, so it was an obvious next step to take our cooperation to the next level.

We are still in the process of building our website, but we have some basic information up already and there is a first blog post. More to follow soon.

While I have your attention: We always appreciate new followers on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. So use those links and click them follow buttons!

Last weekend I visited WordCamp Frankfurt. It was actually my first WordCamp in Germany. (I still think it is funny, that it took me that long to attend one here.)

I met many awesome new people – and got to hang out with ones I have know for years, now. In my opinion this is what makes WordCamps so special: It is almost like going to a big family reunion, where you hang out and catch up.

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A Photo A Day

Today I started a new photo blog.

In the past I used to take my camera everywhere, but in the last couple of months I stopped. Shooting daily can be hard and recently I left the camera at home more often than not.

It was my birthday this week and in the days leading up to it, I thought that this would be the perfect time to start taking pictures again and posting them regularly.1

But the day came and went and I almost discarded the idea, until yesterday, when I read Luca’s blog post, in which he writes about his experiences with sharing photos online. (Go read it.) This inspired me to finally get started again myself.

So yesterday night I sat down, whipped up a fresh WordPress installation and hacked together a very minimal theme to go with it.

The premise (similar to Luca’s) is:

  • One photo per day2
  • Black & white only
  • One full year, no matter what3

Without further ado, I present to you: florian.photo


  1. It seems, having some fixed date makes it easier to start new things, no? ↩︎
  2. The photo must not necessarily be taken on the same day, but it is encouraged. ↩︎
  3. We’ll see how that will work out… ↩︎