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Martin Splitt: Making games with JavaScript and – JS Kongress 2016 image/svg+xml

If you are familiar with JavaScript and want to learn how to make games with it, this is a talk for you.

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.

Doc Pop’s News Drop: Worst Web Design Trends of 2016 image/svg+xml

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.

Interview with Matt Mullenweg on the new WordPress release cycle and more image/svg+xml

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.

State of the Word, 2016 image/svg+xml

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.