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February 25, 2015 in Blog Design Inspiration


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February 4, 2015 in WordPress Designer News

WordPress Designer News, Spartan, WordPress Dilemma, WordCamp Spain, SVG Animation

“We bow down before no man” - was the Spartans reply to the Persian King’s guards when ordered to fall down in homage. Microsofts new browser allows you to draw on the web page directly and comment anywhere, will these features take on the might of the Google Chrome.

“Worried we have become too much of an inward facing community and afraid to make a painful leap forward to make the next WordPress.” – Matt Mullenweg at PressNomics. WP Tavern ponders on WordPress sufferering the Innovator’s Dilemma.

WordCamp Spain 2015 – The WordCamp Europe organization announced that the 2015 event will be held in Seville, Spain from June 26 – 28 at the Barceló Gran Hotel Renacimiento.

Weighing up SVG Animation – Sarah Drasner has a great post of CSS Tricks that explores the pro’s and cons of different SVG Animation techniques.


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January 28, 2015 in Web Design News, Wordpress News

Thank You WordPress Plugin Authors

Today, 28th January, is officially “Thank a Plugin Developer” day. To celebrate take a look at the plugins you use and love, visit the author’s site and drop them a note thanking them.

The average WordPress website has 5 plugins installed, the WordPress plugin directory has over 4000 plugins, these plugins take developers valuable time and craft and maintain. Many plugins are free and it’s to these plugin developers that WordPress has a truly amazing super-power; extendability.

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January 26, 2015 in WordPress Designer News

WordPress Designer News – WPS Matt, Thank A Developer, Spam in Forms, Nutella

120 Word Per Minute Matt – Matt Muellenweg on Kitchen Sink WP Podcast uncovers how WordPress started, it’e evolution and that he can type 120 word per minute.

Thank a plugin Developer day – January 28th is officially “Thank a Plugin Developer” day. To celebrate take a look at the plugins you use and love, visit the author’s site and drop them a note thanking them.

WordPress 4.1 recommends plugins – WordPress 4.1 Dinah release bring s anew feature that reccomends new plugins.

WordPress Theme vulnerability – The PageLines and Platform drag-and-drop themes for WordPress have recently been patched for a privilege vulnerability and a remote code execution issue. Best update if you use these themes.

Spam in forms turns out to be a Caching problem – WP Fastest Cache, one of my favourite plugins had issues on two of my websites, some spam bot filled in the contact forms with spam and then got cached, so a new user would see the spam in the form input. De-activate and re-activate to fix.

French court stops child from being named Nutella – The judge ordered that the child be called Ella instead. Our Midwife told us they once had some Portugese parents who intended to call their little baby girl Clamidia.


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January 23, 2015 in WordPress Designer News

WordPress Designer News – Dinah, Twenty Fifteen, Monster Backgrounds, Digital, & Noto

WordPress 4.1 “Dinah” has been released. The main focus being on helping you write better, with a great distraction free mode.

New TwentyFifteen WordPress theme released. The new TwentyFifteen theme is a lovely minimal blog style theme concentrating on clarity and readability.

Google releases Noto Worldwide Font. Google’s Noto font family is designed be used in every world language, it’s rather nice too.

Digital Web Magazine Closed. After a long track record of quality articles the Digital Web Magazine has ceased to be. Big thank you to the authors.

Andy Budd on Digital First. “as more companies realise their customers’ primary experience with them is online, we’ll see more digital-first-approaches to branding”.

2015 is the year of the monster background image. Most on-the-line mags agree, 2015 is the year of the 3g killing; monster background image.


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January 16, 2015 in WordPress Designer News