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 […]
There has been some discussion as to the usability of the hamburger symbol. Jeremy Keith has a brief summary in his journal. The question becomes, is it necessary to label the hamburger icon. I bought a new PVR recently, I think the remote control answers this question nicely.
2015 was a good year, a lot of things going on professionally and personally. In crib note form, here are some of the highlights:
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″ […]
I write quite opinionated front-end code. It’s one of the advantages of working in the industry for around twenty years, I know what does and doesn’t work. Working in a rapidly developing industry long term has taught me to be open-minded too, to listen to new ideas and to be prepared to adapt them. I’ve […]
Last night I spoke at WordPress Melbourne about contributing code to the WordPress core. The slide deck is below.
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 […]
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 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.