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ImageKit.io: 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…

Fast Static Sites with Netlify and AnyMod

September 12th, 2019

In about 10 minutes, we’ll set up a workflow that makes static sites dead simple. You’ll get the following: Free https Free or cheap hosting Build sites quickly Edit with live reload Edit when you’ve forgotten everything in 6 months Start: signups We can get all this by using Netlify (really simple static hosting) along…

Learn Design for Developers and SVG Animation with Sarah Drasner ✨💖

September 5th, 2019

Have you checked out Sarah Drasner’s courses yet? She has two awesome courses on Design for Developers and SVG! Plus another introducing Vue.js! Design for Developers In the Design for Developers course, you’ll learn to become self-sufficient throughout the entire lifecycle of the project — from concept to design to implementation! You’ll learn to… Code…

Recreating Netlify’s Neat-o Sliding Button Effect

September 3rd, 2019

Have you seen Netlify’s press page? It’s one of those places where you can snag a download of the company’s logo. I was looking for it this morning because I needed the logo to use as a featured image for a post here. Well, I noticed they have these pretty looking buttons to download the…

More Flexible Online Stores WooCommerce and Gutenberg Blocks

August 27th, 2019

Blocks have become an indispensable component for managing content in WordPress since the Gutenberg editor was officially released earlier this year. Not only does WordPress include some nifty blocks right out of the box, but we’re starting to see plugin developers take advantage of them and provide some interesting ones as well. One of those…

Register Now for An Event Apart 2019 in Chicago

August 1st, 2019

An Event Apart juuuuust wrapped up its Washington D.C. event yesterday. We hope we got to see you at the event but if not, perhaps we’ll see you at the next one happening Aug. 28-28 in Chicago. Why would you go, you might ask? It’s three days of experts imparting their knowledge on topics ranging…