I am Martin. I am product owner at Visable Labs (B2B marketplace), a Laravel developer. I help companies to get more agile and individuals to get into coding and the tech industry.

I also have been offering my services as a freelancer for over 15 years: I help my clients to define and reach their digital goals.

I write articles and create products.

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How to write emails

Feb 2, 2020

Writing good emails is the key competency in any job in my opinion. Here is my checklist on how to craft good emails and one example. Make it scannable. Lead with your ask. Establish your credibility. Propose next steps. Give a deadline. If asking a...

How I deploy my Jigsaw blog to Github Pages

Jan 28, 2020

I use Tighten's Jigsaw to build this website and blog. I used to host it on Netlify and let it build it as well. But as I make many granular edits and the build taking two 2 minutes, I was looking for a quicker alternative where I just push the output...

Simple user roles in Laravel

Dec 27, 2019

If you do only have roles for your users – such as admin, contributor and user – and you want to restrict access to routes only, advanced (and excellent) packages may be too heavy for you. Let me show you how to solve this authorization problem very...

How to use Visual Studio Code for web design

Mar 6, 2018 • Last updated: Jan 12, 2019

To design web pages, you should really use a good text editor. Microsoft’s open source text editor Visual Studio Code (VSC) is such an editor. Here is how I set it up and which plugins help me having a good time while writing HTML and CSS. I update...

Generate PDF invoices from Markdown using Pandoc

Jan 9, 2017 • Last updated: Jan 5, 2019

TL;DR: You can use Pandoc with wkthmltopdf to generate nice-looking PDF invoices from Markdown files. I love simplicity, structure and I like good design. When it comes to invoices or other formal documents that you need to generate as a freelancer...