I’ve been playing around with some CSS Grid layouts today and this video helped provide a basic understanding of how it works. It really is an incredibly flexible option for creating layouts.
I’m mostly using Chrome at the moment, but this feature alone is making me want to use Firefox again. Very nifty.
The audience can expect to learn hidden DevTools secrets but also how to adopt a modern development and debugging workflow. This talk is important for any web developer who wants to understand and debug the internals of a webpage quickly and with ease.
I love DevTools.
The majority of these 14 “tricks” are console related, nevertheless, it’s worth a watch.
This talk walks you through the necessary parts to build a game and shows you how Phaser helps you focus less on the nitty-gritty details and focus on gameplay and experimentation.
Phaser looks pretty neat, I’m definitely going to have a play with this.
Four design trends to avoid in 2017, or at least think about avoiding. Out of these, the “harder to read fonts” is probably the worst and was also covered earlier in the year by Kevin Marks, see How the Web Became Unreadable.
On a semi-related note, 2016 was the year that my optician told me I was getting old. Apparently, now that I am “old”, my retinas are not as flexible as they used to be. I did think about asking my optician to define “old”, but she looked about 17, so I figured to her, 41 is probably quite ancient.
Anyhow, long story short, my eyesight isn’t what it used to be, so please stop with the low contrast designs.
I had the opportunity to interview Matt Mullenweg at the end of WordCamp US 2016, and we chatted about the new WordPress development cycle, the WordPress REST API, and more.
Following on from State of the Word, 2016, it’s good to see Brian and Matt discussing the announcements in a less formal manner. Their discussion around the REST API and defining its success (starts around 11:50) was most interesting, although I found Matt’s answer somewhat woolly. Authentication issues aside, I’m wondering if the slow adoption of the REST API is related to a lack of firm commitment to the feature? Or maybe it’s just too advanced for the majority of WordPress users. Regardless of the reason, it would be good to hear a solid commitment to it.
The full video and Q&A from 2016’s State of the Word last week in Philadelphia is now online. This year was especially exciting because it wasn’t just a look back at the previous year, but sets out a new direction for where WordPress will be in 2017 and beyond.
It’s a long video, but if you’re at all interested in WordPress, it’s well worth watching. Details about the new release schedule start about 54 minutes in.
Jenn Schiffer is too funny. And very clever. I just hope I never get punked by one of her satirical posts.