WordPress Via the Command Line

DevOps, Web Development, WordPress | Posted by Keefr October 15th, 2014

wordpressI came across this today as I was exploring new web hosting for work and personal sites. It seems there’s a project that allows you to create, maintain and update WordPress sites via the command line (after a little bit of setup, of course).

I can see this as being nice for automating and managing a lot of sites, but overall, WordPress is already pretty sleek and usable via a bigger GUI.

That being said, I’ll likely play around with this at some point out of curiosity as much as anything else.

./WP-CLI

7 Obsolete SEO Tactics You’re Wasting Your Time On

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) | Posted by Keefr October 14th, 2014

SEOSearch engine optimization has always had its share of misconceptions and outdated concepts that people hold onto.

The article below links to seven tactics that many still rely on that are simply ineffective and a waste of your time.

7 Obsolete SEO Tactics You’re Wasting Your Time On

Using Srcset For Responsive Images

CSS, Responsive Design, Web Development | Posted by Keefr October 13th, 2014

responsive webFollowing on the heels of yesterday’s post about responsive images, this is an even simpler solution — utilizing the srcset attribute on img tags and modern browsers can handle responsive images pretty easily.

Responsive Images: If you’re just changing resolutions, use srcset

Responsive Images

Responsive Design, Web Development | Posted by Keefr October 12th, 2014

responsive webEverything you are building on the web these days should have responsive code, unless you have a really good reason or super-specialized application. Using just CSS and fluid layouts, it’s pretty simple to setup responsive sites, but images are a bit trickier.

The article and screencast below from earlier this year gives good insight on cracking responsive images.

Figuring Out Responsive Images

40 Web Fonts For Body Copy

Web Design, Web Development | Posted by Keefr October 8th, 2014

web fontsWhile in no way a web designer — at least not for a very very long time, I do feel like I have a pretty good eye for translating a web designer’s designs into a working/breathing web properties.

Recently, I was working on a project where the designer had a less than readable font for body copy. The font choices were spot on for headlines and short blocks, but for anything more than a sentence, it was just hard to read on both retina and normal resolution displays.

Rather than just come back at the designer that the font didn’t work, I wanted to offer some proven suggestions and I came across the article below that gives a great variety of legible/usable webfonts — many of which were completely free for use.

40 Web Fonts For Body Copy