Doc Pop’s News Drop: Are Developers Responsible When a Plugin Breaks a Site?

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. There’s a great conversation on r/Wordpress (lowercasing is their theirs) about what happens when a plugin update breaks a clients site. Is it the developers job …
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Compressive Images Revisited

Tim Kadlec returns to the topic of how to make images on the web as performant as possible and looks at the technique called “Compressive Images” which is now not recommended for a bunch of reasons. Tim summarizes his point here:

By now the trade-off is pretty clear. Compressive images give us a reduced file size, but it greatly increases the memory footprint. Thanks to the standards that have been developed around responsive images, it’s a trade-off we no longer …

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The Facebook Algorithm Change 2018: What it Means for Your Marketing

We are in for yet another Facebook algorithm change. When Mark Zuckerberg announced that the platform would start prioritizing news feed content differently, it didn’t go down too well with marketers. Especially since he explicitly stated that “you’ll see less public content like posts from businesses, brands, and media” in favor of “meaningful conversations.” What …
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20+ Best iPad Pro Mockups

There’s no better device than the iPad Pro to showcase your design with a touch of professionalism. This collection includes our picks of the absolute best free and premium iPad Pro mockups, all in one place. Ever since its release, many creatives and professionals have fallen in love with the iPad Pro. A larger screen, […]
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React Code Style Guide

I’ve been having the time of my life with React lately. But on my journey, I’ve had a hard time finding good code style guidelines to keep the mix of JSX and JS clean and readable. I’ve been coming up with my own style guides that I’d love to share. Maybe these will be useful to you and, of course, feel free to share similar guidelines in the comment thread below.

Rule #1: Destructure your props

One of my favorite …

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A CSS Approach to Trap Focus Inside of an Element

I recently read this article by Keith Grant which introduced the newly arrived <dialog>. Excited by this new UI element, I immediately sat down to experiment with it to see how it can be used effectively as a modal — the most common use of it. While experimenting, I discovered a neat CSS trick on how to trap focus within the <dialog> element, a common accessibility requirement for modals, and a notoriously difficult one.

Disclaimer: The <dialog> demos in …

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Why Gutenberg and Why Now?

Tevya Washburn has been building websites for more than 20 years and building them on WordPress for 10. He bootstrapped his website maintenance and support company, WordXpress, that he’s worked on full-time for more than seven years. Late last year he launched his first premium plugin, and presented at WordCamp (more…)
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How to Optimize Your Content For Smaller Screens

Mobile device users have been in their billions for a number of years now (with the number steadily rising). In fact, over half of internet users now browse the web primarily via their devices. Therefore, it’s important to ensure that the content you create for your website can be easily viewed on smaller screens. Developing for …
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Logo Design Trends of 2018

Need a new logo? The early logo trends of 2018 are showing more designs with simple shapes, colors, and typography in formats that aren’t overly complex. With so many new websites and brands and companies coming online almost every day, it’s no wonder that logos are trending toward more minimal and readable options. Every logo […]
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