Torque Toons: A New Motto

Facebook’s old motto, “Move fast and break things”, hasn’t aged well and is still often embraced by many new start ups. It got me thinking that maybe it’s time for a new motto for the web. Don’t forget to check out our other editorial toons!
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Advanced OOP For WordPress Part 9: Extensible Plugins Using the Plugins API

In this series on applying advanced object-oriented programming (OOP) principles to the PHP code we use in WordPress plugins, we are creating a plugin that modifies how REST API routes work to improve their search capabilities. One of the great things about WordPress is its extensibility. In this post, I’m going to walk through using …
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10 Poster Design Ideas & Inspiration

Creating a poster can be one of the most fun – or frustrating – design projects that you ever take on. Posters are a highly visible, public design project that can lead people to attend an event or generate buzz about something. These designs are often large in scale and there’s nothing like seeing something […]
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Using feature detection to write CSS with cross-browser support

In early 2017, I presented a couple of workshops on the topic of CSS feature detection, titled CSS Feature Detection in 2017.

A friend of mine, Justin Slack from New Media Labs, recently sent me a link to the phenomenal Feature Query Manager extension (available for both Chrome and Firefox), by Nigerian developer Ire Aderinokun. This seemed to be a perfect addition to my workshop material on the subject.

However, upon returning to the material, I …

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15 Tips for Designing Terrific Tables

Tables of information are boring. In a sense, they’re meant to be that way. A good table communicates a lot of information in a concise, easy to understand way. Because the emphasis really should be on the information, over-designing a table can kill the effectiveness. However, in the right hands, clever design can not only […]
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ClassicPress: Gutenberg Not Included

Depending on how far and deep you look, there is not a lot of positive sentiment surrounding Gutenberg. For Scott Bowler, the notion of merging Gutenberg into WordPress 5.0 represents a shift so detrimental to the project, he has forked WordPress into a new project called ClassicPress. “The team at (more…)
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Drupal.org Migrates Developer Tools to GitLab

The Drupal Association announced this week that Drupal.org will be migrating its developer tools to GitLab. In selecting a partner for modernizing the project’s tooling, the association aimed to preserve the most valuable parts of Drupal’s workflow. They also wanted a partner that would keep evolving its code collaboration featureset. (more…)
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CSS Logical Properties

A property like margin-left seems fairly logical, but as Manuel Rego Casasnovas says:

Imagine that you have some right-to-left (RTL) content on your website your left might be probably the physical right, so if you are usually setting margin-left: 100px for some elements, you might want to replace that with margin-right: 100px.

Direction, writing mode, and even flexbox all have the power to flip things around and make properties less logical and more difficult to maintain than you’d hope. …

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Doc Pop News Drop: Should Developers Block Gutenberg From Client Sites?

Doc’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. A recent thread on Reddit.com/r/WordPress sparked some good conversation about how website developers should handle the upcoming Gutenberg editor changes coming to WordPress. Many developers were …
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