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 […]
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 […]
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.
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, […]
I like a much reduced set of body classes when coding up a WordPress theme. Two template types, two main classes. Oh, and I put it on the HTML element too. To call my coding opinionated is somewhat of an understatement.
I was discussing one click indieweb for WordPress with David Shanske on the IRC channel. The aim is to make it as easy as possible for a WordPress user – not a developer – to implement an indieweb site. I’ve decided to put it up as a brain dump. There are two aspects to consider: […]
I presented an expanded version of my CSS Naming Conventions talk at WordCamp Sydney. Thanks to everyone who came along, my slides are below. I’ve put together a quick one page site linking to various resources at cssnamingconventions.com.
I’m in the process of redeveloping this site. The site will still use WordPress but I’ll be adding a custom skin. I’ve been wanting to try Pattern Lab for a while, so the first step is to create a pattern library. It’s early days, today’s task it to set up a reset and base styles. […]