Chris Coyier reviews some approaches to removing unused CSS from a site, and he recommends starting with a look at “coverage” in Chrome’s DevTools. PurifyCSS, UnusedCSS, and PurgeCSS are also addressed. 🚿
The Toast is a popular blog that recently underwent a redesign, and includes an in-depth series on the Responsive Web Design blog going over many of the implementation and process details. The series doesn’t speak particularly highly (or accurately) about WordPress. I’ve read the post covering creating The Toast backend three times today, as well…
Front-end developers might want to read this article on modular CSS from Scott Vandehey. CSS at scale can be difficult to maintain, so modular CSS (which started at Yahoo and Yandex) was created to solve that problem.
WordPress 5.9.1 released. REST or AJAX? Plugin dependency feature plugin. Testing, security, new themes and CSS standards. PHP benchmarks and more.
Geoff Graham has a helpful post on managing technical debt on CSS Tricks. Any project gets technical debt as it ages. My struggle is giving up and starting over on my own stuff; and that’s not really scalable for projects of any real size or importance.
Japh Thomson has made a huge announcement on the Envato Notes blog. Starting in a few weeks, Envato will be enforcing a new theme check process for all WordPress themes to ensure high quality code and WordPress best practices are being followed by authors. This is an enormous undertaking, and there has already been an…
Neale Van Fleet shows off a nice trick for making a realistic motion blur in CSS in between transitions.