Jeffrey Zeldman. The godfather of web standards, the guy who first got me hooked on CSS and HTML, and who introduced me to WordPress. Zeldman.
10 years later? Zeldman.com uses a theme I helped make for WordPress.
Mind. F’ing. Blown.
I love my job. Thank you, Jeffrey, for getting me started and for continuing to inspire.
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Excellent tutorial by by Fränk Klein, must-read for all you WordPress themers: Mastering the post_class function.
You want to make your website more accessible, but you don’t know where to start. David Kennedy can help.
Slack is an amazing chat tool for teams, we use it daily at Automattic. Unfortunately it is unusable on slow connections, something I run into sometimes when traveling; recently in Nicaragua, rural Ohio, and Silver City, New Mexico. I wish it worked better in those situations.
To their credit, the loading messages are humorous and keep me from punching the wall because I’m smiling at the clever copywriting and positive attitude.
If you haven’t yet, try out Slack.
Remember Teux Deux? Me, too. Stumbled upon an old screengrab of my todo list from 2009.
— Rock it
— Kick some butt
— Have fun
— Say thank you
This is my kind of todo list.
Fränk Klein explains why Bootstrap is a bad fit for WordPress themes—something I repeat often to anyone that listens to me ramble at the Tucson WordPress meetups.
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I love web design like this. Both beautiful and useful: footnotes in context so you can read and return without leaving your current place in the text. Two examples—that work in desktop down to mobile—from Upstatement: NPR Code Switch and the newly redesigned Harvard Law Review.
Hat tip: Jack Lenox.
UX for Good: Can We Harness Emotions to End Genocide?
My coworker Davide “Folletto” Casali shares his experiences participating in the UX for Good project.
Understanding different cultures is something that surely makes me a richer person, but it also informs my everyday design with a better perception of different people and behaviors.