Hi. I’m Daniel Pietzsch.
I’m a freelance web developer based in Düsseldorf, Germany.
I’m also a passionate film photographer, a husband and father, a musician and metalhead.
Use firstname.lastname@example.org, to get in touch.
My surname is pronounced just like “peach”.
Contact and connect
Past and present side-projects
- My Photo Journal: Where I share my photos every month.
- Focal Length Equivalents: A little web site (and PWA) that helps you find the 35mm/full-frame equivalent to a focal length in a different sensor- or film-format (or vice-versa).
- NZ Walks Information: A website about walking tracks in New Zealand.
- Travel Blog (retired)
- Ruby Quicktips: A blog about tips on the Ruby programming language.
- Ravage: The thrash metal band I played guitar in from 1999 to 2008.
About this site
This is a static site, build with the Jekyll “Static Site Generator”. It is hosted using GitLab Pages and automatically build and deployed with their Continuous Integration pipeline. Most posts are written in Markdown syntax and converted into HTML. The remaining HTML-markup for this site is hand-written by me. And so is all the CSS (well, with a little help from Sass).
I also hand-write the Atom feeds, because I’m that fussy.
To generate responsive images from a single large source image, this site uses the jekyll-responsive-image plugin. The source images are committed to the repository but stored with Git LFS.
Videos are not committed to the Git repository. But they’re also self-hosted – on a separate webspace using the subdomain videos.danielpietzsch.com.
To be able to receive webmentions, I use the Webmention.io service. And Bridgy creates webmentions from my Twitter interactions. Then, the jekyll-webmention_io plugin gathers them and puts them on this site.