WordPress Tech Roundup for the Week of November 14

Learn Accessibility • The Return of SmashingConf • PHP 8.2 Release Delayed • Deno for Decoupled Front-End Development • LogoIpsum • Cool Tool: Restrict With Stripe Estimated reading time: 2 minutes Learn Accessibility Digital accessibility, commonly abbreviated a11y, is an important subject in web developer circles. More and more, folks are looking for solid guidance… Continue reading WordPress Tech Roundup for the Week of November 14

Are WebP and SVG Pixels Greener?

As a followup to my note in August on this topic, here’s what Tom Greenwood had to say about WebP’s value to sustainability in WordPress: I think as most browsers support WebP now, there is a real benefit to serving this format as it saves a lot on data transfer and improves performance. The downside… Continue reading Are WebP and SVG Pixels Greener?

Pandemic experiences, “Are you disabled?” and the history of screen readers

Back in July, Sabina Ionescu published a lot of different responses from people in the WordPress community to questions about the impact of the pandemic on them. I missed it then, but it’s still relevant and worth reading. Some other things I’ve enjoyed but haven’t slipped into a post yet: Joanne Limburg discusses the agonizing… Continue reading Pandemic experiences, “Are you disabled?” and the history of screen readers

Design and Development News for the Week of November 7

WordPress Design & Development Around the Web Here’s a glimpse of what’s going on in the world of design and development in the WordPress space this past week. A new way to keep up with that fast-moving project we all rely on, PHP. • Making wordpress/wordpress-develop usable in GitHub Codespaces. • Help count WordPress contributors… Continue reading Design and Development News for the Week of November 7

Daniel S. Pumpkins’ 🎃 Post Status Halloween TechHorror Roundup

It’s our Halloween roundup of ghoul tools, but we’re not going to show you anything scarier than David Bisset‘s dev dad joke tweets. Just Blocks Made of Humans, a totally non-scary image creation AI — as long as you do not install the Performance Loab plugin. Also in our cauldron: hairy, scary Block Styles and… Continue reading Daniel S. Pumpkins’ 🎃 Post Status Halloween TechHorror Roundup

Tech Roundup for the Week of October 17

WordPress Design & Development Around the Web Here’s a glimpse of what’s going on in the world of design and development in the WordPress space this past week. Move Over CSS, Here’s JSON I feel like we just started getting a better rhythm of using CSS and SCSS for bringing design systems to life with… Continue reading Tech Roundup for the Week of October 17

Connect freemium plugins to premium extension sales?

Justin Labadie’s wishlist for the WordPress.org plugin repo: 1) Ensure all search results are relevant. 2) Standardize a Premium product upsell interface. 3) Make it possible to show other products by the same author. Estimated reading time: 3 minutes Justin Labadie from SlickRemix left a helpful comment that adds an interesting idea to the mix… Continue reading Connect freemium plugins to premium extension sales?

Best Practices and Tools from rtCamp

I’ve been collecting rtCamp news for a while — they have a great monthly newsletter — and here are some of the highlights worth sharing broadly. rtLearn = rtGrowth First of all, is rtLearn — not new but not as well known as it should be. As a large and growing company well positioned in… Continue reading Best Practices and Tools from rtCamp