Hello, I'm Marc Friederich 👋

Welcome to my personal website. I share here links, some thoughts, some pictures I made and an archive of my talks. I am co-founder of Antistatique, a human centric web agency and core-team member of the Design conference Interaction 18. Where to start ? Learn what I am up to now, why I 💜 the web, scroll or resize the window.

Sharing 💭

Owning my content, sharing here what I post elsewhere

Creative is 10%. Structure and systems are the rest.

Nice article about how creative work is a small part of design.

Jun 04, 2023

Training AI with childhood journal entries

Twitter tread about training an AI and engage in real-time dialogue with its "inner child"

Dec 04, 2022

Prevent Default webdesign

An interesting point of view on preventing default webdesign to happen (hence the event.preventDefault(); nod) with this experience article (Long read link in the comments below) full of clever analyse. Coming back to crafting web design with a core value (from frames, flash, under-construction-signs, twitter bootstrap, brutalism). To create a great user experience, a whole range of skills is required (meaning design and dev working together, or unicorn profiles)

Nov 25, 2022

Hello World

First sharing message owned by myself

Nov 25, 2022

RT @simplybastow: I mean, MySpace and ICQ are still technically up.″

From @zufrieden — Nov 20, 2022 All my online contribution centralized here

Writing 💾

This is where I collect thoughts, URL and words on my web journey

The maintenance race

What leeking abstraction layer law has in common with solitary sailing around the globe

Dec 03, 2023

Here is a new design to my website - variable is the keyword

With new colors reacting responsively and a new variable font

Nov 11, 2022

Reduce the carbon footprint of this website 🌱

How this website was designed and coded with sustainability in mind

Apr 12, 2022

Do we have to work? Book review

Book review on The Big Idea edition about how we came to work and how it might be in the future

Jan 01, 2022

Optimizing font loading

How to increase performance regarding font loading

Jan 04, 2021

Going offline is so great

How I added a service worker on this website

Jan 03, 2021

My collection

Linking 🌍

URL are extraordinary

The life and times of Yahoo Pipes by Glenn Fleishman

Yahoo Pipes—or, officially, Pipes by Yahoo!, a rare switcheroo of the company’s name—was a service that offered all that and more in a single platform. Individual “Pipes,” as it were, were both personal and public

🌍 https://retool.com/pipes

Good design is intentional

It’s time we expand what it means to create more meaningful relationships between people and technology by considering the intentionality of the products we build.

🌍 https://jonyablonski.com/articles/2023/good-design-is-intentional/

How the new Popover HTML element will work

Nice article with practival information and exemple.

🌍 https://hidde.blog/popover-semantics/

AI cannot feel - The end of Writing

Soon, you won’t need to write much anymore. Artificial Intelligence will do it for you. With all the free time we will have, we could try to rethink how we learn, work, and how we communicate.

🌍 https://ia.net/topics/the-end-of-writing-ia-on-ai

Software and its Discontents, Part 2: An Explosion of Complexity

This series is the product of my asking a bunch of folks about the current state of software engineering, the sense that it is not going well, that people are disillusioned and frustrated

🌍 https://laughingmeme.org/2023/01/23/software-and-its-discontents-part-2-complexi …

Who reads your email?

Deep analyse on MX records for a large part of the Internet. Who really deliver emails. Not as ditributed as it should be !

🌍 https://www.netmeister.org/blog/mx-diversity.html
Ressources worth linking to

Talking 🎩

Some ask me to go on stage and talk about design and web topics

Veille technologique, l’épreuve du temps et comment s’y préparer

Webmardi – Lausanne

Oct 06, 2022 – by Marc Friederich

Comment réaliser un site eco-responsable

SwissTripleImpact Le numérique responsable partage d’expérience et outils concrets – Marly

Apr 08, 2022 – by Noémie Sandoz et Marc Friederich

Easy as the web

Webmardi – Lausanne

Jul 02, 2019 – by Marc Friederich

Surtout ne pas refaire son site

Performance Web – Genève

May 24, 2018 – by Marc Friederich

Design Systems

11th UN Designers & Visual Communicators Meetup – ITU Headquarters, Geneva

Apr 27, 2018 – by Marc Friederich & Guillaume Berry

Design documentation

Digital Strategy and UX meetup Geneva – ImpactHub, Geneva

Oct 18, 2017 – by Marc Friederich

See all my contribution to conferences

Making pictures 🏙

Travelling with my eyes open and trying to capture shades, light and mostly clouds.