Philipp Rappold

Naked Valet

A minisite to promote a wooden clothes valet by Austrian designer and architect Otto Gahleitner. provided design consultancy and front-end development. Concept and design by GREAT.

Win at SEO

Good content becomes good SEO. So if you spend time on the first part, the second part will happen naturally.

Paul Jarvis on search engine optimization.

Open Zoo

A self-hosted visual bookmarking service? Yes please, I support that!

Device Agnostic

As web designers, it is our role to consider (and plan for) maximum reach and access, even when final results might seem underwhelming or less immersive. I used to think of device-agnostic responsive design as something that would simply make my life as a site builder easier. Now, with over 2.4 billion people in the world online, including many in developing countries, I see it as something that can help make everyone else’s lives better, too.

Trent Walton on designing websites considering hostile browsers, tiny screens, slow connection speeds and touch inputs.


IGBK is a bureau of freelance civil engineers from Graz, Austria. was asked to design and develop a new corporate website.

Off-canvas like the pros

Re-creating the Medium navigation pattern

Site updates

New tools. New technologies. New workflow.

Sass for Web Designers

On the latest publishing from the A Book Apart series

Performance As Design

The average web page is increasingly obese. We now have more toys to play with, and that means more potential to do damage. While these sites may be visually arresting … a good many visitors will never stick around to see them. 74% of mobile web users will leave a site if it takes longer than 5 seconds to load. That means you have 5 seconds of someone’s time to get them what they want, or they’re gone.

A mentality I truly believe in. For me, performance will always win over heavyweight sites bloated with parallax effects, hijacked scrolling behaviour and whatnot.

Quick Thoughts on Sharing Buttons

When I’m on a site with something awesome that I want to share, I open up a new tweet window, type in what I want to say, copy and paste the URL, and tweet it. I think that’s the most powerful way to share things. It’s human. It’s also not very difficult. Leaving fancy tweeting buttons off the page I feel encourages those human style tweets over those where tweets with just the title of the post and a link.

An older article over at CSS-Tricks that I still wholeheartedly agree with. Auto-generated tweets are the worst.

30 days of change

Yahoo! changing it’s logo each day for 30 days until unvealing an official re-design on September 5th.

Learning from dirty jobs

Mike Rowe, the host of “Dirty Jobs”, tells some compelling … real-life job stories. Listen for his insights and observations about the nature of hard work, and how it’s been unjustifiably degraded in society today.

Great guy. I’ve always liked his show.

Bureau Lukas Haider

Lukas Haider is a Vienna based graphic designer. In a co-effort we re-designed and re-built his online portfolio from scratch.

Tresorfabrik Tonstudio created a new responsive website for the German recording studio startup Tresorfabrik.