Back to the client services game

Friday, work published the post announcing I’ve joined Human Made. In a relatively short time at the new gig, I’ve started feeling quite at home, in no small part helped by the fact I already knew the Australian humans from within the Australian WordPress community. A lot of the Human Made staff globally contribute back […]

A fitVids do-over

FitVids.js is a jQuery plugin used to create fluid videos. It helps makes video embeds from YouTube, Vimeo and a number of other sources display nicely on responsive sites. FitVids calculates the ratio of a video, wraps it in a div and sets the padding to enforce a ratio. A typical 4:3 YouTube embed starts as: <iframe width=”420″ […]

Preparing for WordPress 4.4 comment form changes

As detailed on the Make WordPress blog, the order of comment fields will change in WordPress 4.4, scheduled for a December 2015 release. This may affect your theme if the comment form doesn’t use the typical layout of one field above the other. Preparing your theme for the release of WordPress 4.4 will require your CSS […]

Responsive Web Design MVP

This is not another responsive web design equals web design post. That particular debate is largely answered every time an m-dot link is shared on Twitter or Facebook. Ethan Marcotte’s landmark A List Apart article defined responsive web design as having three technical ingredients: fluid grids flexible media media-queries. It’s often argued that modern responsive […]

WordPress 4.2.3 and the benefit of time

WordPress 4.2.3 has reminded me why being conservative with enhancements is a good thing. If a bug is committed, you lose the benefit of time to fix it. WordPress 4.2.3 has broken some sites using shortcodes in HTML tag attributes. As part of a security fix, certain ways of doing this are no longer possible.