Top Productivity Tools for Bloggers

We’re all blessed with the same amount of hours in each day. It’s just that some of us seem to make more out of our time than others. This is the essence of productivity: meaningfully improving your output rate on a meaningful task. Obviously, as a blogger, it would be a wondrous thing to be …
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20+ Best Event Flyer Templates

Designing the perfect flyer can be a challenge (especially if you’re not a designer!) We’ve collected the best event flyer templates anyone can use to quickly craft a stunning flyer design in minutes. Or, use as a starting point for a more custom design! If you’re a complete beginner looking for a quick way to […]
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The trick to viewport units on mobile

Viewport units have always been controversial and some of that is because of how mobile browsers have made things more complicated by having their own opinions about how to implement them.

Case in point: should the scrollbar be taken into account for the vw unit? What about a site’s navigation or page controls — should those count in the calculation? Then there are physical attributes of the devices themselves (hello, notch!) that can’t be overlooked.

First, a little context…

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20+ Annual Report Templates (Word & InDesign) 2018

Are you working on an annual report? Looking for a way to impress your client or boss with this report? Then use a simple annual report template to make your document look more professional. Preparing an annual report is not an easy job. You shouldn’t have to spend hours making it look pretty as well. […]
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WordPress Coding Standards 1.0.0 Released

After nine years since the project began, version 1.0.0 of the WordPress Coding Standards is available for download. The WordPress Coding Standards is a collection of PHP_CodeSniffer rules or sniffs to validate code developed for WordPress. It ensures code quality and adherence to coding conventions, including the official WordPress Coding (more…)
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abc to SVG

Here’s a little example that Jeremy Keith used to use in his talks. It’s stuck with me as one of the coolest examples of progressive enhancement and Technology Being CoolTM around.

There is this musical notation format called abc. They don’t capitalize it. Kinda like npm, which I guess makes sense as it isn’t an acronym. But it is the name of something so it’s super awkward. Ughakdhk. Anyway.

The format itself is really cool. It’s super …

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Torque Toons: Our 5th Birthday!

The big 5.0 is here! No, not WordPress 5.0… It’s our fifth year of publishing Torque Magazine. Thanks for 5 years of support! Don’t forget to check out our other editorial toons!
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Who Is Going to Win the Gutenberg Arms Race?

2018 has been dominated by the Gutenberg editor – WordPress’ attempt to overhaul the user’s writing experience. This (of course) brings change to the platform. Consequently, developers are just beginning to embark on an ‘arms race’ to see who will get the upper hand with early adopters. This may seem like an inconsequential battle to …
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On xlink:href being deprecated in SVG

A reader wrote in to tell me we should update our articles about SVG <use> elements. The attribute we always use for them, xlink:href, is deprecated. Indeed, MDN says:

That’s pretty strong language, hence the reader’s warning. This is a bit surprising to me, as the SVG 2 thing got a little weird. It looks like it did become a Candidate Recommendation though.

So…

<!-- This is old -->
<svg>
<use xlink:href="#whatever" />
</svg>

<!– This …

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