The Auto-Flowing Powers of Grid’s Dense Keyword

January 8th, 2020

Let’s say we’re working on the homepage of a news website. You’re probably used to seeing some card-based content in a grid layout, right? Here’s a classic example, The New York Times: Yeah, something like that. There are going to be some cards/elements/boxes/whatever that need to take up more space than others. A featured article…

“Headless Mode”

December 2nd, 2019

A couple of months ago, we invited Marc Anton Dahmen to show off his database-less content management system (CMS) Automad. His post is an interesting inside look at templating engines, including how they work, how CMSs use them, and how they impact the way we write things, such as loops. Well, Automad just released version…

Product Search and Filters Are a Snap With WooCommerce

November 26th, 2019

Let’s say you visit an e-commerce site because you want to buy the latest banana peeler model. Bananas are hard enough to peel, right? Only a tool will do! What’s the first thing you’re going to do on the site? Chances are, it’s entering something into the (hopefully) prominent search field. You need a way…

Create Amazingly Stable Tests Your Way — Coded and Code-Less

November 21st, 2019

Testim’s end-to-end test automation delivers the speed and stability of AI-based codeless tests, with the power of code. You get the flexibility to record or code tests, run on third-party grids, fit your workflow and tools including CI, Git and more. Join the Dev Kit beta to start writing stable tests in code. About Testim…

The Best Cocktail in Town

November 18th, 2019

I admit I’ve held in a lot of pent-up frustration about the direction web development has taken the past few years. There is the complexity. It requires a steep learning curve. It focuses more on more configuration than it does development. That’s not exactly great news for folks like me who consider themselves to be… Image Optimization That Plugs Into Your Infrastructure

October 24th, 2019

Images are the most efficient means to showcase a product or service on a website. They make up for most of the visual content on our website. But, the more images a webpage has, the more bandwidth it consumes, affecting the page load speed – a raging factor having a significant impact on not just…

Digging Into the Preview Loading Animation in WordPress

October 22nd, 2019

WordPress shipped the Block Editor (aka Gutenberg) back in version 5.0 and with it came a snazzy new post preview screen that shows the WordPress logo drawing itself while the preview loads. That’s what you get when saving a post draft and clicking the “Preview” button in the editor. How’d they make it? I had…

WordPress Plugin Overload? Give Jetpack a Try!

October 15th, 2019

The WordPress ecosystem has a plentiful supply of plugins that offer everything from AMP to Zapier integration and so, so, so many other things in between. It’s a significant contributor to what makes WordPress great because plugins can account for the needs of nearly any website. How many plugins are installed on your WordPress site?…

Images Are Not Static Content

October 10th, 2019

We constantly hear about the importance of keeping websites lean and fast. A fast-loading website makes users more satisfied, and satisfied users spend more time and money on your website. However, website optimization is a complex task, as there is no one silver bullet to fix all of the issues causing poor performance. We also…

An Updated List of Our Favorite Jetpack Features for WordPress

September 17th, 2019

The thing is that Jetpack is very much an active project and keeps improving with each and every release. While we’ve covered many Jetpack features and uses over the years, it’s worth revisiting here in 2019 to compile a list of personal favorites, both classic and new. It monitors downtime Wouldn’t it be nice to…