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.
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.
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.
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-Naddresses more usecases than WebKit’s proposed dpi-switching
srcsetand the similarity of syntax, I wish WebKit would simply alias their nightly code and ship the minimal dpi-switching
src-Ngiven above (so
argue aboutdiscuss extending it later.
+1 for that!
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.
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.
Last weekend i attended the very first WordCamp Europe, which brought together a crowd of over 700 WordPress enthusiasts from all over Europe, USA and other countries to the beautiful city of Leiden in the Netherlands. It was a lot of fun, i learned a thing or two and i met some great new people! All in all, i couldn’t find better words than these:
Trying to blog about #wceu and coming up blank. All that comes out is "it was bloody brilliant, & if you weren't there you should have been"
— Monica Guerra Leiria (@jesterstear) October 9, 2013
A big thank you and a round of applause to the organizers, speakers, volunteers and attendees who made this whole thing possible!
Here some more impressions i took, feel free to use the images as you like.
Media-Queries are a great way to let elements react to the browsers viewport. But what if you like your element to react to it’s parent element? Unfortunately this isn’t something that is possible with pure CSS media-queries, at least not today. But there is a small jQuery Script called responsive-elements.js from Kumail Hunaid, which let’s you do just that, or in his own words: