Hello, I’m Holger Bartel

I’m a designer & developer and I live in Hong Kong.

Recent articles

  • When Things Go Wrong

    It’s the weekend of FFCPH and yesterday morning I was supposed to leave from Hong Kong to hold a workshop today. As I w…

  • Sticky Things

    This week I have been working on a new navigation/header component which is supposed to work as a sticky header—people n…

  • CSS-in-JS, Kindness and Evolution

    CSS-in-JS is the new and popular kid on the block. On the flipside, Vanilla CSS is old-school and isn’t so much of the h…

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Recent Notes

  • Semantic Components

    I wrote a new article on Colloq where I explain how we solved an issue with our component semantics. It has proven as a solid solution for us and…

  • Productivity and Complexity on the Web

    The recent “The Cult of the Complex” by @zeldman kept me thinking, just like this tweet by @dhh did. I also feel like there was a time where our work has…

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