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Unobtrusive Comment Reply JavaScript for WordPress

I’ve decided to rewrite the JavaScript in the comment-reply.js file used on the front-end of WordPress sites with threaded comments enabled. The version included in WordPress uses inline events, I’m rewriting it to be unobtrusive.

I’ll be submitting a patch back to WordPress core once it’s done. It’s available as a plugin if you want to start running it on your site early.

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A List Apart, an update on diverse authors

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.

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Woo joins Automattic

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.

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100 words

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.

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Niels Matthijs on Spartan & Fanfic

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.

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Noter Live

Over the next couple of weeks I’m looking forward to using Noter Live to live tweet a couple of conferences.

I’ll be running it locally while at Respond and CSSConfAU to minimise network connections over conference wifi or 4G.

I’m using Noter Live as it will make it a cinch to convert the tweet stream to a blog post after the talk.

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DoJ report on Ferguson Police

The US Department of Justice’s report on the Ferguson Police is full of revolting behaviour.

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It’s brand new record for 1990

They Might be Giants are giving away* a live version of Flood. It’s a fun listen.

*actual cost: email address

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nth-child tester

A very nice page for testing nth-child selectors by Paul Maloney

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Font Loading Revisited with Font Events

The Filament Group continues to do great work: Font Loading Revisited with Font Events