corenominal

Full stack web developer, interested in all the things, but especially the web, code, design, Linux, OS X, PHP, WordPress, JavaScript & robots.

scrollMonitor image/svg+xml

A simple and fast API to monitor elements as you scroll […] The scroll monitor was designed to be very fast. On each scroll event the DOM is only touched twice, once to find the document height and again to find the viewport top. No variables are declared, nor are any objects, arrays, or strings created. Watchers are very cheap. Create them liberally.

Another scroll monitor, this one looks quite efficient. The stress test demos are a nice touch.

HTML & CSS Is Hard – A friendly web development tutorial image/svg+xml

Learning HTML and CSS is hard, but it doesn’t have to be. This 14-chapter tutorial is one of the friendliest HTML and CSS guides on the Internet. We’ll walk you through everything from selecting a good text editor (which is surprisingly important) to building full-fledged, professional-quality web pages from scratch.

This is possibly the most comprehensive guide to web development ever. OK, possibly not, but it is really rather good. The next time somebody asks me where to start, I’ll know where to point them.

WordPress REST API Vulnerability Exploits Continue image/svg+xml

Over the weekend the attacks increased and WordPress security firms have seen more attempts blocked by their firewalls. Sucuri, the website security firm that reported the vulnerability to WordPress, was tracking the “Hacked by w4l3XzY3” campaign last week and estimated 66,000 defacements. That particular campaign has now passed 260,000 pages indexed by Google. It is one of nearly two dozen defacement campaigns targeting the vulnerability.

Ouch! The WordPress REST API has certainly gotten off to a rocky start. Personally, I love the REST API, but I’m thinking this hasn’t helped convince its detractors that it should remain as part the WordPress core.

High-Memory Instances and $5 Linodes image/svg+xml

We’re also introducing the Linode 1GB, our lowest priced instance ever at only $5 per month. We believe this will add a great deal of utility to our service.

This is good news, although I’m surprised Linode didn’t do this long ago — DigitalOcean have been offering a $5 droplet for some time. I wonder how long it will be before DigitalOcean up their $5 droplet from 512MB to 1GB?

Anyhow, I’m thinking a $5 Linode will be ideal for lots of applications, including cheap development servers and possibly even a small/personal ownCloud instance.