Hello, I'm Marc Friederich 👋

Welcome to my personal website. I share here interesting links, some thoughts, some pictures I made and an archive of my talks. You may know me as a co-founder of Antistatique, a human centric web agency. Or as core-team’s member of Interaction 18, The 2018 Interaction Design conference.

Writing 💾

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

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

Adding dark mode to this website

Because why not, that was actually quite easy

Jan 02, 2021

Fresh install - OSX

As a reminder to my future self, here is my personal recipe for new fresh install

Jan 01, 2021

My collection

Linking 🌍

URL are extraordinary

No Neutral Map

Our co-design and research findings indicate a need for standardized accessible web maps. When we met with browser implementers and map framework authors, they encouraged taking an iterative approach to standardizing maps by finding stop-gap solutions within existing map frameworks to inform what changes to browsers are necessary.

🌍 https://bocoup.com/blog/no-neutral-map

HTML isn’t quite accessible out of the box

There’s a commonly held idea that HTML is accessible out of the box, before any CSS has been applied.

🌍 https://www.tempertemper.net/blog/html-isnt-quite-accessible-out-of-the-box

The latecomer's guide to crypto - reviewed

On March 20, 2022, the New York Times published a 14,000-word puff piece on cryptocurrencies, both online and as an entire section of the Sunday print edition. Though its author, Kevin Roose, wrote that it aimed to be a "sober, dispassionate explanation of what crypto actually is", it was a thinly-veiled advertisement for cryptocurrency that appeared to have received little in the way of fact-checking or critical editorial scrutiny. It uncritically repeated many questionable or entirely fallacious arguments from cryptocurrency advocates, and it appears that no experts on the topic were consulted, or even anyone with a less-than-rosy view on crypto. This is grossly irresponsible.

🌍 https://www.mollywhite.net/annotations/latecomers-guide-to-crypto

How Websites Die

Websites shouldn’t have to go offline once their creators are dead, yet they mostly will unless they are hosted on a free service that will likely sustain long-term into the future (i.e. wordpress.com or github). I believe websites will be future archaeological artefacts. I hope there’s a website graveyard where I can house this before I die.

🌍 https://notebook.wesleyac.com/how-websites-die/


we're "transapocalyptic". We're in the middle of an ongoing crisis, or really a linked series of crises, and we need to learn to be ‘native to now.' Our lives are going to become — or, really, they already are (the desire to keep talking about the present as the future is intense) — defined by ‘constant engagement with ecological realities,' floods, dry wells, fires. And there's no opting out.

🌍 https://alexsteffen.substack.com/p/we-all-live-in-california-now

From Cyberpunk to Solarpunk: Technics and the Cities of the Future

If we continued down the path we were on, we may end up in an authoritarian dystopia enabled by a self-regulating cybernetic system:

🌍 https://bluelabyrinths.com/2022/01/10/from-cyberpunk-to-solarpunk-technics-and-t …
Ressources worth linking to

Talking 🎩

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

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

Design documentation made to last

ProductTank Lausanne – Lausanne

Jun 29, 2017 – by Marc Friederich

Sélectionnez votre pays. Quelle est votre langue ?

IxDA Lausanne – Lausanne

May 09, 2017 – by Marc Friederich & Guillaume Berry

See all my contribution to conferences

Making pictures 🏙

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