Archive for: December, 2016

Has the Internet Killed Curly Quotes?

Glenn Fleishman: At an increasing number of publications, [curly quotes have] been ironed straight. This may stem from a lack of awareness on the part of website designers or from the difficulty in a content-management system (CMS) getting the curl direction correct every time. It may also be that curly quotes’ t...

Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: January 2017

    New year, new beginnings! To cater for a fresh start into 2017 and all the challenges, endeavors and adventures it might bring along, artists and designers from across the globe put their creative skills to the test and created u...

Designing for “Show scroll bars”

In macOS, users have the ability to set when they want to see scrollbars in windows. This affects all windows in the operating system, including in web browsers. They have three choices: Automatically based on mouse or trackpad When scrolling Always Which means you are either in a state where you see them all the tim...

display: flow-root;

News to me! There is a spec for it and Firefox says they intend to ship it. It’s just like display: block; only: It always establishes a new block formatting context for its contents. Meaning: you don’t have to use clearfix hacks. There is a bit more to it though. Fiona Chan has a mini-talk all about block...

Improving The UX Of Names With Vocalizer.js

    We have all encountered names that are difficult to pronounce. Having a challenging name myself, I get different pronunciations of my first name, Atif, all the time. In order to solve my own naming problem, I built a Javascript p...

Pencil V3: Free Prototyping Tool for Everyone

Prototyping can be perfected, specified, exaggerated. If you simply need a functional, clickable mockup, the open source project „Pencil” could be entirely sufficient for you. In late summer, the RC of the new version 3 was released. Pencil V3: Basic Mockup Abilities At a glance, Pencil is attractive not only for i...

Develop Locally, Use Images from Production

Working on your website locally means having the files that make your website tick right there on your computer. It’s common those files live in a version control repository. You work on them, and push them up to the repo when you are ready. Other people work too, and you pull their changes back down. What might...

Creating a Custom WordPress Messaging System, Part 4

In this series, we’ve taken a look at how we can implement a system that allows us to programmatically define custom messages that display on a given administration page in the WordPress back end. If you’ve followed along with the series thus far, then you know: We’ve laid the groundwork for the plug...

Creating a Custom WordPress Messaging System, Part 4

In this series, we’ve taken a look at how we can implement a system that allows us to programmatically define custom messages that display on a given administration page in the WordPress back end. If you’ve followed along with the series thus far, then you know: We’ve laid the groundwork for the plug...

WordPress Plugin Rename Media Files Renames Media Files

It’s surprising but true. You can’t edit the file names of uploaded media from within WordPress. The only way to do so is to delete file by file and reupload them again after names were changed locally. Today, we’ll change that. When the Name Doesn’t Fit: Rename Media Files Let’s not fool ...