WordPress is great as a content mangement system, but mix in a couple plugins and the like, and some of the optimizations and performance tweaks you’d typically do on a static site go straight out the window.
Taking Control of the CSS/JS that WordPress Plugins Load
Here’s a great article with animated illustrations of the principles of responsive web design. It’s a great refresher or primer.
9 Basic Principles of Responsive Web Design
Utilizing CSS shapes, you can create layouts that previously only were possible on the feature pages of a magazine or newspaper.
But now, browsers are catching up and CSS shapes allow for text to follow shapes and paths.
Getting Started with CSS Shapes
Amazon Web Services is a wonderfully powerful and affordable way to host files on the Internet. The one small problem is the documentation just plain sucks. Recently, I started the move of transitioning my company’s videos off of YouTube and onto Amazon’s S3 and CloudFront services. While I had used S3 before, I’d never used CloudFront, which makes a huge difference in performance. Regardless, I needed a little guidance setting it all up and came across the article below, which was perfect for configuring everything.
Streaming Videos Through Amazon S3 Cloudfront and HTML5