WordPress Used by 1 in 4 Web Sites

Content Management Systems, Web Development, WordPress | Posted by Keefr November 9th, 2015

wordpressWow, for once I’ve backed the right horse. WordPress now amounts for roughly 25% of all web sites on the Internet as 2015 approaches its end.

WordPress was once just a blogging platform, but we use it for 99% of the time someone wants a content management system for a lot of reasons including the cost, its community and its continued development.

The latest data comes from W3Techs, which measures both usage and market share: “WordPress is used by 58.7% of all the websites whose content management system we know. This is 25.0% of all websites.

Source: VentureBeat: WordPress now powers 25% of the Web

Throttling the Network in Chrome DevTools

Chrome | Posted by Keefr November 5th, 2015

Google ChromeNice article about utilizing Google’s Chrome browser’s developer tools to simulate slower connections.

The four-steps are laid out in the article linked below, and as well as simulating slower connections, it can also help visualize web fonts.

Throttling the Network in Chrome DevTools

Angled Edges Via CSS Masks / Transforms

CSS | Posted by Keefr November 4th, 2015

Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) This is a nice effect that traditionally would have had to be done in Photoshop and output as an image — PNG or JPG.

But while support isn’t great yet (basically just Webkit), this effect is nice to see coming dynamically and natively in the web browser.

Angled Edges with CSS Masks and Transforms

Excited For Expansion

Web Development, Workflow | Posted by Keefr October 19th, 2015

ryan-keefer-cdKeefr.com’s posts typically surround sharing different articles about specific in acronyms like CSS and HTML, along with jQuery and other web development / front end development pieces I’ve found and think are beneficial for sharing and things I’d like to explore and utilize in future web projects.

But this post is different — sill related to web development, but it’s more about my career and the company I work for.

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Offline Web Sites?

Browsers, JavaScript, User Experience (UX) | Posted by Keefr October 15th, 2015

optimizationWhile I appreciate the sentiment and the exploration of this — especially as a type of one-pager landing page for serving up address/phone number type information, overall I don’t get it. Offline web sites? In this day and age of LTE and open Wi-Fi hotspots, this seems like over-engineering for a scenario unlikely to be accessed very often.

This is one of those cases where someone will get a lot of mileage out of this, but most sites won’t get much utility out of this — especially those content-heavy sites.

Again, I appreciate the sentiment and exploration, but don’t think I’ll be spending much time ensuring our fleet of web sites are Offline First. Plus, if you’re offline and need something, I don’t think any site we’ve developed, maintained, etc. are going to be your first (or even second or third) target.

Offline First