I make websites.

Hello, my name is Max

I’m a front-end developer and co-founder of Codista, a software studio in Vienna. 
I also write about the web on my blog and elsewhere.

Featured Posts

  • The IndieWeb for Everyone

    Many people are looking for alternatives to Twitter. Can the IndieWeb step up? How can we build better social media for people without technical knowledge?

  • Media Queries in Times of @container

    With container queries now on the horizon - will we need media queries at all?

  • Container Queries in Web Components

    Container Queries are one of the most anticipated new features in CSS. I recently got a chance to play with them a bit and came up with this demo.

  • Space Jam

    I'm running a speed test on the new Space Jam site: the 1996 version on dial-up VS. the 2021 version on a 3G connection. Who will win?

  • The Return of the 90s Web

    Are we ready to revisit some of the ideas of the early web again? There are trends that suggest we might just have come full circle - and I like it.

  • Color Theme Switcher

    Let users customize your website with their favorite color scheme! Your site has a dark mode? Mine has ten different themes now, and they're named after Mario Kart 64 race tracks.

  • The Emergency Website Kit

    In cases of emergency, many organizations need a quick way to publish critical information. But existing (CMS) websites are often unable to handle sudden spikes in traffic.

  • The CSS Mindset

    CSS can be difficult to grasp if you think about it in terms of a "traditional" programming language. There is a certain mindset involved that helps to understand why it works the way it does.