Essential Sublime Text Plugins for WordPress Development
Despite the recent Coda 2 update, I find myself doing almost all of my web coding in Sublime Text 2, an excellent and extensible editor for Mac, Windows and Linux. Specifically for WordPress development, I’ve found at least three tools worth installing. (If you’re new to Sublime Text, I recommend installing the Sublime Package Control…
Fix WordPress Syntax Mode for Coda 2
NOTE: Apparently my version no longer works for Coda > 2.0.2. Try the newer versions made available by Matthew and deryckoe. Thanks guys! If you’ve updated to Coda 2 and have been using the excellent WordPress Syntax Mode by Thorsten, you need to copy it (and any other modes you’ve been using) over to ~/Library/Application…
Everybody Loves Eye Tracking
Eye tracking can be a terribly useful and important tool. Still, this tweet by Jared Spool struck a chord. It also reminds me of some research I was involved in once. I won’t say which one.
On Pragmatic Responsive Design
Responsive design shouldn’t be just about checking screen width and removing stuff on mobile devices, even though this is what it often amounts to. I also admit to doing this myself. Designing with a mobile first approach is sensible, but we run into problems with the typical wireframes/photoshop/html pixel-perfect workflow. Stephanie Rieger made this excellent presentation…
Sorry about the feed spam
Sorry about the feed spam yesterday, all the duplicate entries were caused by an unattended redirect loop which is now hopefully fixed. Let me know if you still have problems.
Simplify permalinks for better SEO
The latest WordPress 3.3 includes a fix that removes the performance problems related to using just /%postname%/ as your permalink structure without any prefixing dates/numbers. According to Joost de Valk, using dates in URL’s can result in poor click-through-rate, so I thought I’d go ahead and make the switch. Check out the instructions on Joost’s…
Should we design for wider screens? (Part 1 in series)
More and more people are using wide-aspect monitors to browse the web. According to forecasts by Tobii (Swedish eye-tracking equipment manufacturer) wide aspect monitor penetration will be almost 100% by 2012. I think those numbers might be a bit optimistic, since Tobii obviously wants to sell their new wide-screen eye-tracker. Despite that, a very large…