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Critical Decision-Making for WordPress Accessibility

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Cory Miller
Part of good web design is informed decision-making for WordPress accessibility. Focusing on accessibility will enhance your website’s user experience, improve your site’s search engine optimization, and keep your company from facing costly lawsuits. But before you make accessibility a…
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Making Events Accessible and Websites Under 1kB

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Dan Knauss
From the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), Here's a checklist "for meetings, conferences, training, and presentations that are remote/virtual, in-person, or hybrid." And here's a website with pages under 1kB from Brad Taunt who is maintaining a list of sites…

Post Status Notes #497

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David Bisset
WordPress is 19! • WP 6.0 news and Beta 4 release. • JetPack 10.9 • BuddyPress Rewrites 1.1.0 • Simple Local Avatars 2.3.0 • InMotion funds WCUS scholarships • RSS and Blogging FTW • Wishlist Member acquired • New leadership team at Yoast • and the rest of your weekly WP news roundup!

Here is some exciting information about…

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Dan Knauss

Here is some exciting information about the CSS image() function which is a new W3C spec feature. Although it's not well-supported in browsers yet, the CSS image function will give us more control over image loading in CSS. It will…

Decisions have consequences

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David Bisset
Sarah Gooding has reported at WPTavern that the W3C and the agency it selected to redesign its website, Studio 24, dropped WordPress from consideration in a selection process that has ended with Craft CMS as the winner. First off, kudos…

W3C has approved WebAuthn as the…

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Dan Knauss
W3C has approved WebAuthn as the web standard for "password-free logins", letting "users log into online accounts using biometrics, mobile devices, and/or FIDO security keys." 🔐 It will be interesting to see how this develops and impacts WordPress. Nearly all browsers…

This mention of “Webmentions” by Drew…

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Brian Krogsgard

This mention of "Webmentions" by Drew McLellan caught my attention. Webmention is a W3C Recommendation and similar in concept to Pingbacks. (It also seems adapted to deal with some of Pingback's weaknesses.) I'll admit not hearing about Webmentions until I…

WordPress 4.6, “Pepper”

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Brian Krogsgard
WordPress 4.6, "Pepper", has been released with shiny plugin management, system fonts, link syntax checking, resource hints, and more. This release post includes a special episode of the podcast.

WordPress 4.6 is in Beta, and it’s time to test

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Brian Krogsgard

WordPress 4.6 is rolling on, currently in Beta 2. The release includes a handful of new minor features, and you'll certainly want to test your products and important sites prior to the full release. Now is the time to do…

WordPress’s place amongst an increasingly corporatized web

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Brian Krogsgard

Big companies are jockeying for position with regard to how content is published and how it is shown on the web, and WordPress is right in the middle of it all. Requiring new formats of web pages for tools like…
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