The developer experience of WordPress presets

In the lingo of the WordPress block editor, presets are the set of values that are shown to users in different style categories: colors, duotone values, font sizes, gradients. Presets are an important part of a WordPress theme because they’re presumably tied to the theme style choices. When having presets available, users can create content… Seguir lendo The developer experience of WordPress presets

How I learned the NATO Phonetic Alphabet

Did it ever happen to you that during a phone call you had to spell something? An airline code, an email, an invoice number, etc. At those situations, I always regretted not having learned the NATO phonetic alphabet. Flash forward to September 2019: I found myself in a talk about learning and memory techniques during… Seguir lendo How I learned the NATO Phonetic Alphabet

I usually work with an external ThinkPad keyboard, which matches the configuration of my laptop’s. Lately, though, I’ve been using my laptop’s keyboard more and more. At some point, Lenovo decided to design the 6th keyboard row in a slimmer way and switched the standard F1-F12 keys to function keys (volume, brightness, etc). This is very inconvenient if your work involves typing a lot, as editors tend to offer handy shortcuts with the F1-F12 keys.

This is how you change the default configuration: FN + ESC.

JavaScript in use 2011-2017

According to the HTTP Archive, the top 1.000 websites download 5 times more JavaScript today than seven years ago – HTML grew 2x and CSS 3x. Combining that with the fact that the mobile web is more present than ever, the result is that the main bottleneck for the websites we create and consume is the CPU.

Input lag: 1977-2017

Input lag: 1977-2017 is an essay about the time it takes several computers to display a character from a keypress. A lot of newer computers take 3 to 5 times more than 30 to 40 years old computers.

Google Maps’ Moat

Google Maps’ Moat, by Justin O’Beirne. On the competitive advantage that Google Maps has over Apple Maps – equally interesting for map nerds and business people.

Agile according to Basecamp

Running in Circles is Basecamp’s view of agile product management. They acknowledge the value of working in cycles, but add three pieces: having the time to focus, being able to modify the original plan, and tackle the core unknowns of the feature first. The first two are enablers that are provided to the makers by management.… Seguir lendo Agile according to Basecamp

Ten years of mobile

10 years of mobile by Luke Wroblewski packs a lot of knowledge in one hour and a half. If I could only watch one talk about mobile, I’d make it this.

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