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.
Tune in Thursday for Matt’s annual State of the Word address. Check out the WordPress Playground now. It brings key platform dependencies into the browser that you can embed in your own site today. Your feedback into the annual WordPress survey helps shape the project, so fill it out as soon as possible.
If you’re a front end developer, then you might like a behind the scenes walk-through on how Facebook maintains its CSS quality with PostCSS and Stylelint. I always find these kinds of articles interesting (even if i’m not currently using the mentioned tools), especially with a company as massive as Facebook.
WordPress 5.5 Beta 2 is out. The final release is expected to drop on August 11th, 2020 as planned. 📅 👉 Several tooling additions and improvements have gone into the WordPress 5.5 cycle. Developers should take note of the build and test tool updates. The WordPress Coding Standards ruleset has been updated from version 2.1.1…
Stephanie Eckles shared the release of the a11y-color-tokens package. It “generates accessible complementary text or UI colors as Sass variables and/or CSS custom properties from your base color tokens.”
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…