Should You Pay for WordPress Security? 8 Factors to Consider

Should you pay for WordPress security? That’s probably a question a lot of website owners ask themselves. After all, much of the allure of the WordPress platform is its price tag: zero. It’s one of its many benefits and probably among the main factors WordPress has become the most popular content management system in the …
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Fun Tip: Use calc() to Change the Height of a Hero Component

The concept of Fluid Typography was tossed around a couple of years ago. The main idea is that if you know what size your font is at two different viewport sizes, then you can have the font scaling smoothly between the two sizes. We had a jQuery solution for this in FitText (meant of headings, of course) until the calc() function was shipped giving us a pure CSS solution.

p {
font-size: calc(16px + (24 - 16)*(100vw - 400px)/(800 -

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How we made Carousell’s mobile web experience 3x faster

Both a sobering and interesting read from Stacey Tay on how the team at Carousell gathered the metrics to define a performance budget and, in turn, developed a better experience for their customers:

Our new PWA listing page loads 3x faster than our old listing page. After releasing this new page, we’ve had a 63% increase in organic traffic from Indonesia, compared to our our all time-high week. Over a 3 week period, we also saw a 3x increase in …

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20+ Best Instagram Filters for Photoshop

Filters are one of the best features of Instagram. Everyone loves the idea of prettifying their photos in an instant and sharing them with their friends and family. But have you ever wanted a set of Instagram filters for Photoshop? I know I have. The good news is, you don’t just need the Instagram app […]
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100+ Beautiful Script, Brush & Calligraphy Fonts

Brush, script, and calligraphy fonts can add a touch of elegance to your design. They’re stylish, flowing, and full of character! We’ve picked some of the best examples of these typefaces to add to your collection. Whether you’re looking for a precise and decorative script font or a bold brush typeface that needs to grab […]
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Doc Pop’s News Drop: Why is Marcel Bootsman going to Walk to WCEU?

Doc Pop’s WordPress News Drop is a weekly report on the most pressing WordPress news. When the news drops, I will pick it up and deliver it right to you. In this week’s News Drop we talk to Marcel Bootsman about his “Walk To WCEU” project, which will help raise money for DonateWC. Marcel will …
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Error Establishing a Database Connection: What It Is and How to Fix It

As we’ve established before, WordPress is an inherently secure platform. However, that doesn’t make it free from problems. You may sometimes come across issues that can be frustrating to deal with, especially if they don’t give you a lot of information about their causes. The Error Establishing a Database Connection issue is a perfect example. …
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Rocking California’s “I Voted” Sticker in CSS for Election Day 2018

Oh hey, so tomorrow (tomorrow!) is Election Day here in the United States. We’re not in the business of making political endorsements or anything like that at CSS-Tricks, though we do endorse that everyone exercise their right to vote.

I did exactly that two years ago and posted a CSS rendition of the “I Voted” sticker that came with my California mail-in ballot.

Fast forward to today, and I received a new sticker in the ballot sporting a fresh design.

I have a little time, so I’m going to try to re-create this sticker in CSS and walk through my thought process as I do it. Feel free to follow along if you’d like!

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