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 yet, we screw up constantly. We cringe when we notice too late that we published an article with a biased example, or used words that defaulted to male. We struggle to include more people of color and non-native English speakers in our pages. We hear that our submissions copy feels alienating.
It’s a refreshing to read editor Sara Wachter-Boettcher be so upfront about what they’re doing; what they’re getting right and getting wrong. Go read it.
I had the pleasure of speaking at WordCamp Brisbane recently. The video and my slides are below, following the slides are links to the resources mentioned in my talk.
Ryan McCue has started a discussion around plugin dependencies in WordPress, Gary Pendergast has responded. Ryan thinks it needs to be solved, Gary doesn’t – but if he did, would solve it a different way.
As a user, I don’t want to be exposed to security issues in orphaned code.
Each of them go into some technical details, some of which I understand, others which go over this front-end developers head. I was going to leave the following as a comment on Gary’s post, but it strayed a little off topic so I decided to post it here:
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.
I used to get nervous in the weeks leading up to a conference talk because I was talking at a conference.
These days, it appears I get nervous for an entirely different reason: casual homophobia. Unfortunately in my industry – web development – comments such as these are not rare transgressions.
I made a dumb bookmarklet on April 1 and forgot to publish it.
drag this to your bookmarks
Better late than never, he lied.
Complaining about WordPress 4.2’s inline Emoji script is to complain about the biggest front end performance gain of the feature.
You see, that tiny script does two things:
- check if your visitors browser supports Emoji, and,
Jeremy Keith has been writing 100 words a day, he started a few weeks back. Not at least 100, around 100 but exactly one-hundred.
I’m really enjoying reading them, each day bring a new vignette.
Niels Matthijs wrote about the coverage of Spartan when it was released a couple of weeks ago.
[To see] other browsers vendors left largely uncriticized for the crap they’re pulling is not good at all. It’s the exact same lenience that led to the disaster that was IE6 and it made our job that much worse.
Both the Verge and Mashable have published reviews of the Apple Watch.
The Verge review is 8.2Mb with a tad under 500 requests; Mashable’s review is 40Mb with 700 requests. To be fair, they mitigate the effect through lazy loading.