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The most beautiful personal website ever!

Aprilzero ( is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! Anand Sharma tracked everything about himself for months and presented the data in one of the most beautiful online UIs I've ever seen. 

The site is sooo deep and so well integrated - for example Forsquare tracks venues, Moves tracks his locations, Runkeeper for runs, GitHub his work habits + other data provided by Facebook, Instagram, various iPhone apps, or manual efforts (heart rate, etc.). Plus its just so darn beautiful, slick and filled with glorious CSS transitions and animations.

The technology seems to be equally impressive - Coffescript/jQuery, SAAS, custom CSS3 transitions, Mapbox customized with Leaflet and D3-pimped SVG. Everything running on top of Django on Heroku.

Apparently it took 2-3 months to build it and Anand was working on it almost non-stop, but it was definitely worth it - sooo beautiful!

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Yeah, most beautiful presentation of personal data I saw. But at the same time, how does it improve one's life, or what insights or recommendations one can glean from it? Heck, from these charts it's not even clear whether coffee increases the number of commits.
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Apple iOS8 introduces WebGL!

Wow, look at all those bunnies ( and how happy they seem just bouncing around :)

#webgl   #javascript   #html5   #ios8   #webdev  
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Osmo. Play Beyond the Screen.

Very very cool - merging real with virtual (
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Kill all HTML5 forms (before they kill you)!

Form Invaders ( is a lot more fun that I thought it would be - I had all these repressed feelings from my past dealings with HTML forms :)

The original game was a April Fools' stunt by Typeform a startup that makes creating and sharing HTML5 forms easier. If you're interested, the Form Invaders announcement is here (

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Software Dogengineer job at Google!

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Very tempting! Such Wow! :)

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WebGL Infographics. 

Beautiful UI work ( by +Leonardo Rabelo and the rest of the team at +Digitaria 

The screens and videos look spectacular! Am looking forward to seeing this live soon - Leo be sure to let me know when it goes public! That amazonia - web services logo sure does look familiar :)

#webgl   #threejs    #infographic   #uidesign   #uxdesign  
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A post on Death, Taxes and the FIFA World Cup.  

Belgium is on TV playing the World Cup - and man they're struggling. Maybe its because the players realize they'll be taxed at 47% of their winnings :) - the highest rate in the world! 

Not that the World Cup teams will be any poorer for it since:
> every team participating gets rewarded by at least $1.5m
> a team that gets eliminated in the group stage gets $8m
> a team that gets eliminated in in the round of 16 gets $9m
> a team that gets eliminated in the quarter finals gets $14m
> 4th place will win your team $18m
> 3rd place will win your team $20m
> 2nd place will win your team $25m
> the winner of World Cup 2014 gets $35

But the game is making me digress - this post is on the inevitability of death and taxes after all.

You often read about of these international conglomerates moving their earnings from country to country and exploiting the system to pay less tax legally - but could the little guy do this too?

So for example if you're an individual high-earner and many people in IT are - what can you do?

a) form an offshore company - whether its an LLC in Delaware or Nevada, or an IBC in Belize, Gibraltar or Hong Kong - (if you're looking to do it legally) you're basically out of luck and the fact of the matter is that even though you might save on corporate tax - you still own income tax in your country of residence, no matter where you do business. True, many of these structures could allow you to remain semi-anonymous, but you'd still need a bank account somewhere and banks don't really believe in true anonymity any more.

b) move to another country - not of course the easiest thing to do, but why not? Most countries define the place or residence as somewhere where you spend at least 6 months in a year - so after a while you might be eligible for some significant savings. (note that if you're a US citizen - you're again out of luck and you're supposed to report your earnings/accounts to the US even if you're living somewhere else) 

The graphic below does a good job putting things in perspective and identifying good places to move or emigrate to :) (source KPMG's Individual Income Tax and Social Security Rate Survey 2012: - taxes/social security is definitely a complex topic.

In conclusion - while all of this might be possible for someone with an army of lawyers and accountants (with complex structures such as trusts owning offshore companies that own the SW that the mother company pays the royalties on) - that it could work our legally for the little guy is highly difficult. 

On a side note - Switzerland (Zurich canton) data was very surprising to me - that you'd pay only in total 17.7% personal income tax and social security in the middle of Europe can't be right. Could someone confirm this? On the other hand , knowing the prices in Zurich, you probably need every penny just to survive :)

I know, I know - this topic is not my usual cup of tea but I've been researching it quite a bit lately and am personally pretty much screwed tax-wise since I'm a Croatian (3rd most expensive income tax country in the world) living in Germany (5th most expensive) :) 

Was swamped with projects and work so my Google+ posts have become highly irregular - but things are returning back to normal and will start posting again these days.

EDIT: congrats Belgium - they won the game! Time to pay up! :)

#fifaworldcup2014   #worldcup   #incometax   #taxes  
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Easy HTML5 parallax images!

Depthy ( is pretty darn amazing - it extract depth map info from photos made with Google Camera's Lens Blur and generates a smooth HTML5-based accelerometer driven parallax image from it. So easy! And with mobile support too! Are the days of static images finally numbered? :)

The source code is also online on GitHub ( Amazing project and great job +Rafał Lindemann!

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Amazing illustrations by Maxim Shkret ( made with 3ds Max, V-Ray, ZBrush and Photoshop. A little art appreciation is definitely the best way to finish the workweek :)

#design   #illustration   #graphics   #beautiful   #animals   #3ds    
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Crazy details on this WebGL head!

Probably the most detailed WebGL demo ( I've seen online - beautifully textured. And more than a bit spooky too :)

The process of creating the model is just as fascinating - check it out here ( and

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  • UX Designer & Developer, Germany
    Freelance consultant, 2007 - present
  • Evolva IT, Croatia
    CEO, 2003 - 2007
  • Uspon, France/Croatia
    CEO, 2002 - 2003
  • Enovant Inc, USA
    CTO, 2000 - 2002
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A designer, developer, startup-er, mad scientist...

I grew up online. My first online project was nominated for a Webby waaay back in '99. Since then I lived, worked for and also created startups around the world in Germany, France, Italy, Ecuador, USA and Croatia.

My designer friends say - "well you're more of a developer". My developer friends - "well you're more of a designer". The truth is I love doing and am good at both. I know technology, I know design and use that knowledge to create great UIs that not many other can rival. If you're interested, some of my older UI/design project can be found here (

Am at the moment fascinated with cross-medial and cross-device solutions. Currently residing in Stuttgart, Germany and working closely with Pinky and The Brain on the latest World Domination Scheme.


I post often about IT/technical topics, UX/design, art and startups - circle me if you like those! Do not circle me just because you think I'll circle you back automatically - because I won't. Google+ is not meant to be used that way. Its an interest-based social network and I circle mostly technical and startup people according to my interests so don't take it personally. And don't get me wrong - I love connecting with people especially if you post on the same subject - but I might not have noticed you yet. I love to discover new people but often don't have to time to look at every single profile - just connect with me and be active.

As for me - I can promise that I won't post about photography (there is enough of that going around on G+ :D) and I do try to be original - my posts are usually not simple shares from the major tech blogs.

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Winner SxSW South by Southwest Interactive Award 2011, Winner Silver Paneuropean Inca Award 2011, DAAD Outstanding Achievement Award 2010, Webby Nominee, multiple web, technology and design awards and features
  • HDM Stuttgart
    Master of Electronic Media, 2010 - 2012
  • HDM Stuttgart
    Information Design, 2007 - 2010
  • FOI Varazdin
    Information Systems, 1997 - 2000
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