Tom McFarlin makes a good case to developers that they should be writing quality changelogs. It’s doing yourself and others a favor by being specific on what changes have been made and what ones can expect to see when they next use your theme or plugin. Changelogs should answer a question.
WebDevStudios has released the wd_s Pattern Library 1.0. It contains: 36 user interface patterns including accordions, carousels / sliders, effects, layout, media, navigtion, etc. An auto-generated color swatches page, which watches the _color.scss for changes, and recompiles as needed. A Typography page, which allows you to quickly test out typographical choices. It looks like they…
From The Washington Post: “Americans are abandoning wired home Internet”. According to the article’s source it’s not just one particular social class, but it seems more widespread that ones are relying on their mobile and wireless networks verses traditional wired networks. We should pay attention to this, because (if anything) this proves that we need…
I never thought I would use the words “clever” and “QR Codes” in the same breath, but this is an interesting way to use the technology for students to use to login for access to educational tools.
Here’s a recently posted “common list” of admin review issues from the WordPress theme review team.
If you want a quick look at what’s new in jQuery 3, check out this summary from Aurelio De Rosa.
If you are an email marketer or designer, then the Email Toolbox might be a good resource to check out. Also, bless your poor soul.
Video streaming has come a long way: It looks like YouTube is readying live 360 degree videos. I (you know this is David geeking out on this note) can’t wait to see a WordCamp streamed like this. 🙂
I always seem to enjoy a “this is what my website costs” posts (mainly when it’s not em money). Unsplash, the crazy fast growing photo site, shares their costs. It’s not as bad as I thought it might be!
I’ve already mention the official WordPress 4.6 wish list in a previous newsletter, but there’s also an official accessibility wish list for WordPress 4.6 and beyond. Spread the word and give some feedback yourself so WordPress can continue improving on itself and becoming more accessible to the world.
Ryan McCue has been taking on the project of improving the WordPress Import plugin. The previewscreenshots that Ryan has shared looked impressive so far. Ryan is asking for feedback and wants you to download and test it. As a reminder: it’s still early on into this endeavor, so expect some things to not be completely…
This New York Times article on media websites battling faltering ad revenue and traffic had one estimated figure that was depressing: “In the first quarter of 2016, 85 cents of every new dollar spent in online advertising will go to Google or Facebook.”
I’ve seen a few folks fawn over Kite recently, which brands itself as a “co-pilot” for developers. As you code in your IDE or even the terminal, it provides helpful reminders, definitions, and catches misspellings. Watch the video too see how it integrates, which is quite slick. It currently supports vim, Sublime Text, PyCharm and…
If you attended WordCamp London 2016, check out the photos from the event. If nothing else, check out the pictures of the giant Wapuu. Really, a human in a Wapuu suit.
John Jacoby writes how everything is a variable, and although I won’t spoil all this points and his final conclusion I wanted to share this: Once plugins and themes can (and will) start flexing more PHP muscle, the WordPress world has the potential to become a very scary place to work inside of, and it’s…
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