April 1, 2014
webdesignrepo is a curated collection of helpful links from around the web. Primarily the repo is for webdesign links, but there is a large overlap with web development and graphic design.
Huge collection of all kinds of links related to webdesign, sorted in “Daily Visits, Blogs/News, Inspiration, Learning, Tutorials, Snippets, Plugins, Architecture, Tools, Resources and Community”. Definitely something to bookmark!
January 2, 2014
URL rewriting can be one of the best and quickest ways to improve the usability and search friendliness of your site. It can also be the source of near-unending misery and suffering. Definitely worth playing carefully with it – lots of testing is recommended. With great power comes great responsibility, and all that.
A beginner’s guide to URL rewriting, with plenty of examples
December 26, 2013
This neat little JS plugin let you hide your header by reacting to the user scrolling up and down, kinda like we all are familiar from the facebook app.
December 25, 2013
This comes in handy if you want to migrate from Apache to nginx and have some custom .htaccess Instructions you want to take to the new environment.
First of all, the service was thought as a mod_rewrite to nginx converter. However, it allows you to convert some other instructions that have reason to be ported from Apache to nginx.
.htaccess to nginx Converter
November 30, 2013
It’s hard to believe this article is 13 years old!
The web’s greatest strength, I believe, is often seen as a limitation, as a defect. It is the nature of the web to be flexible, and it should be our role as designers and developers to embrace this flexibility, and produce pages which, by being flexible, are accessible to all.
A Dao of Web Design – An a list apart article
November 29, 2013
Bruce Lawson wrote a nice overview of all the different proposed solutions for truly responsive images. From
src-N there where a lot of good ideas and while we’re not there yet, i’ve got hope that we will have a proper solution in 2014.
src-N addresses more usecases than WebKit’s proposed dpi-switching
srcset and the similarity of syntax, I wish WebKit would simply alias their nightly code and ship the minimal dpi-switching
src-N given above (so
src-1 instead of
argue about discuss extending it later.
+1 for that!
html5 Doctor: Responsive images – end of year report
November 22, 2013
As you may know, MP6 – the new admin interface – has finally found it’s way into core and will be part of WordPress 3.8 by default. I personally love the new design and couldn’t imagine going back, but there’s always room for improvement. George Kordas has made quite a comprehensive concept of what the admin screen could look like in the future. It is modern and brings the look and feel of iOS7 to the screen with it’s blurred backgrounds and light fonts. I especially like the media uploader screen.
As he writes on the site, he’s developing this whole thing and will be releasing it as a free plugin. Looking forward to it!
This will also be a free plugin which is currently in production.
Follow me @ twitter.com/gkordas for release date.
WordPress Admin Theme Redesign on Behance
November 18, 2013
The Twelve-Factor App is a set of principles to build Web-Apps which can be applied to apps written in any language. Inspired by an article about taking Twelve-Factor to Drupal, Scott Walkinshaw translated those principles to WordPress development. This is what he has to say about Version Control Systems:
Using version control is the single best thing you can implement for any software project. It will make things easier and eventually save your ass. It’s also the difference between professional and amateur developers. You shouldn’t be charging people if you aren’t using it.
Even if there’s a lot i didn’t completely understood, i still really enjoyed reading this short series of posts.
Turning a WordPress site into a Twelve-Factor App