Fliegengewicht Vorlage für die von Grund auf neugestaltete thomaspalzer.de Domäne.
Flyweight template for from the ground up new design for the thomaspalzer.de domain.

Thomas had spontaneously decided to go along with a design for another forthcoming project on the staging server. Excellent choice since what Thomas and I are placing our bets on is merely a barebone starter theme. Theme Davis is meant for developers to get rolling. Excluding the theme screenshot, Davis weighs in at only 61 kilobytes according to Anders Norén who designed the theme.

Following a hazardous path

For recent years bloggers have fallen into the trap of the widespread tendency of a magazine styled theme. What can no longer be claimed responsiveness to the user’s habits and needs has become a burden on usability and user experience with the increase of parallax scrolling effects following the dead-end path of flash and flex. With WordPress 5.1’s introduction of Gutenberg, this is not getting better but worse. Reading is becoming more of a mini golf sport with silly toy obstacles.

Blogs are deteriorating to dust-covered, full packed addicts reserved for librarians, antique booksellers, and search engines with purpose to access.

What consumes us is to change that.

Not without purpose…

Comfortable handling of the smartphone with one hand onl and swiping content by thumb is accomplished with a single column layout.

Papyrus Rolle

Alas, that has always been the case with the papyrus roll we remember so well from Hollywood movies captivated with ancient Egypt. History gave us Cleopatra, Golden Age Hollywood gave us Elizabeth Taylor, and the digital era gives us the papyrus roll.

Speed reader can forward to the next page by hitting tab.

Visitors of an author’s website don’t expect a Coney Island spectacle or an illustrated picture book, they expect a worthwhile lecture they are accustomed to from reading books as the experience of choice.

On the internet and with the operation of websites one leads to another: addition not subtraction.



The curator’s choice is to pick or toss.
They curate. So do we.

Erste Hilfe

Like no other German writer, Thomas Palzer takes his books to the street. He won’t shy away from bonding or direct contact with his readers. Thomas tumbles out of the ivory tower with his web, radio, and local activities asking for first aid.

Long Tail

thomaspalzer.de even though not fully configured, was switched live only recently with a redesign from the ground up. The well disposed reader witnesses front row its initiation and is taken along by Thomas on this journey. The site’s functions are continuously being replaced by such that prove easier. The once celebrated Big Idea has been replaced with a long idea steadily evolving and improving user experience. Ideas come and go.