I 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.
Search engine optimization has always had its share of misconceptions and outdated concepts that people hold onto.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
Following 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
Everything 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
While 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