Switched to a VPS, again

During the years, my blog hosting has gone back and forth between a self-configured VPS and shared hosting. Thanks to a special WordCamp Europe 2015 offer, for the past couple of years I’ve been on Siteground shared hosting, which has worked fine. I certainly have no complaints: the site has been fast, setup was easy… Continue reading Switched to a VPS, again

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CSS Grid Layout and Accessibility

CSS Grid is the future. However just like with many other layout techniques, it’s very easy to go crazy with it and cause an accessibility nightmare. There’s an excellent article on MDN on potential pitfalls:

If at any time in the design process you find yourself using grid to relocate the position of an element, consider whether you should return to your document and make a change to the logical order too. 

Full article: https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/CSS/CSS_Grid_Layout/CSS_Grid_Layout_and_Accessibility

10up’s NodeifyWP Marries WordPress and Node.js

Looks like 10up just released something I was waiting for but didn’t know it: NodeifyWP. With NodeifyWP, we can serve a true isomorphic application from within PHP: we get the benefits of WordPress and the benefits of isomorphic Node.js technologies. No separate Node.js/Express server is necessary. Sounds crazy. Can’t wait to try it out! Read… Continue reading 10up’s NodeifyWP Marries WordPress and Node.js

Jeremy Keith nails it again, on progressive web apps

There seems to be an inherent assumption that native is intrinsically “better” than the web, and that the only way that the web can “win” is to match native apps note for note. But that misses out on all the things that only the web can do—instant distribution, low-friction sharing, and the ability to link to any other resource on the web (and be linked to in turn). Turning our beautifully-networked nodes into standalone silos just because that’s the way that native apps have to work feels like the cure that kills the patient.

Full post: https://adactio.com/journal/11130

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