Little Astronaut
All Colors Are Beautiful

It's done. After weeks of hard work and sleepless nights I just published the next version of Little Astronaut. I decided to do the All Colors Are Beautiful update first and added some features of Sharing Is Caring to spice things up a little. Get it now on Google Playstore and the Apple App Store.


How well does an Instagram promotion perform?

What's the point of promoting on Instagram, anyway? I wanted to know more about it and so I just tried it out last week. Of course, I promoted my current game Little Astronaut, for which a new update was recently released. Naturally, I don't want to withhold the results of my analysis from you.


Little Astronaut
Minor Update

Another update of Little Astronaut has just been released. It contains some bugfixes and optimizations. Get it now in Google Playstore and in the Apple App Store.


Little Astronaut
Now It's Personal

Now it’s personal! The next update for Little Astronaut just arrived and it brings exciting new features. The ranking system has been upgraded to shift the focus to loyal players, player profiles have been added and 30+ achievements wait to be obtained. Get it now on Google Playstore and the Apple App Store.


Little Astronaut
Harder, Faster Stronger

The first update for Little Astronaut is now available in the Google Playstore and the Apple App Store. Harder, Faster, Stronger is the cornerstone for all further developments and brings some changes.


Aureola: Update 2020

Regular visitors will have noticed that a little bit has changed on the website. To support the new direction of my activities and to better present my current projects, I have made a few changes that I would like to share with you.


Little Astronaut now also available in Google Playstore

That was faster than expected. As already announced Little Astronaut is now available for free in the Google Playstore. Fortunately no major changes were necessary to release the game for Android. Again, Little Astronaut is completely free of charge and makes a lot of fun.


Little Astronaut published in the App Store

Finally, the time has come. The wait is over. 7 years after the first idea for this game, Little Astronaut is finally available on the App Store. What lasts long will finally be good. The game is completely free, easy to learn and a lot of fun.


Webforms with Custom Templates in Drupal 7

Webform is basically the standard module for creating custom forms in Drupal. By default Webforms are treated as editorial content and therefore just have an automatically created id (like nodes). However most of the time you want to be able to create forms in a local environment and deploy them to your live website. Today I will explain you how.


Making a Fixed Header React to Scrolling

Creating a fixed header which dynamically reacts to scroll events isn't that difficult. You don't need a library or any kind of widget. All you need is a few lines of JavaScript and a little bit of CSS. Well... and you need a header element somewhere in your document.


Automated Drupal Updates using Drush

Drupal updates can be a real pain. Either the update path from one of the modules is broken, you need to reapply a patch for a bug, which still isn't fixed or something else goes wrong. In seven years of Drupal development I basically had it all and I grew so accustomed to it, that I started to do updates one module after another. I also create a separate commit for every single updated module. This way I can revert the update immediately, if something goes wrong. Luckily I found a way to automate this process.


Use MAMP's PHP Version in Terminal

MAMP is a commercial server stack developed and sold by appsolute. On Mac OS its pretty much the best LAMP stack you can find. MAMP comes as a free version with limited functionality and a fee-based version (MAMP PRO). In MAMP PRO you have some additional features. For example you can easily change the used PHP version and you can also use this PHP version in the Terminal. But with a little script I wrote, this can also be accomplished with the free version.