Someone has started the the best developers shit storm on Twitter. Again. The best developers are lucky enough to do work that pushes them to grow. One of my earliest jobs was at Rove Live. I thought I’d hit the big league but, thinking back, my code could have been better. I improved as a dev. I developed corporate […]
I enjoy public speaking. I am very thankful to James for years of gentle cajoling to get me on stage at the WordPress Melbourne meetup. I’ve realised the audience is at a meetup or conference to enjoy themselves, they’re on the speaker’s side and they want them to do well. The audience will forgive a speaker stumbling […]
The language of technology is easy. It’s evolving so new terms come in the lexicon gradually and we pick them up as they arrive. At least, that’s how I find it. I’ve grown up with tech – right back to the secondhand Apple IIe given to me as a kid and the World Wide Web […]
The new WordPress default theme includes a block of CSS to fix layout of the headers in browsers supporting the object-fit property. The CSS makes use of feature queries. It’s the first time a WordPress default theme has used @supports and I’m really pleased to see it. Despite wide browser support, feature queries are rarely seen in […]
I’m not sure what bothers me the most. How quickly I got used to them, or their presence. The them I am referring to are the armed guards at the Nasdaq headquarters in Times Square. They’re armed with assault riffles. This freaked me out when I first passed the building. We have armed guards in Australia, […]
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.
A List Apart have published an update on their efforts to become a more diverse publication. Over the past year, we’ve started discussing inclusivity constantly, across every facet of our work—the authors we encourage, the messaging on our website, the people we invite to events, the way we edit articles, the topics we cover. And […]
Woo is joining Automattic. The Woo ninjas are not going anywhere! I kind of wish they would, I have firm views about bro-culture & I understand it’s quite bro-ey at Woo.